Terry Johnson

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Barbara Windsor was funny, vivid, feisty … but I saw her vulnerable side
The EastEnders and Carry On star had hidden depths, as I found when while researching her remarkable life story

Terry Johnson

12, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The week in theatre: The Welkin; Krapp’s Last Tape/ Eh Joe/ The Old Tune; The Sunset Limited – review
A pregnant question hangs over Lucy Kirkwood’s elegant new courthouse drama, while a superlative Beckett triple bill could teach Cormac McCarthy a thing or two

Kate Kellaway

26, Jan, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Gary Beadle: how I took on the curse of EastEnders – and won
Albert Square’s bad boy was told leaving would end his career. But he has no regrets. He relives his journey from Bugsy Malone to existential Cormac McCarthy play

Bridget Minamore

20, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Uncle Vanya review – Terry Johnson brings brutality to Chekhov country
There are vibrant performances in this new version of the Russian masterpiece, directed and written by Johnson

Michael Billington

07, Dec, 2018 @10:35 AM

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Practical joker Ken Campbell has the last laugh
Stage shows salute theatre genius of king of comic capers 10 years on from his death

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Jan, 2018 @12:05 AM

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The Graduate review – here's to Mrs Robinson and the strange, seductive 60s
Terry Johnson’s adaptation, directed by Lucy Bailey and starring Catherine McCormack, captures the dubious sexual politics and superficiality of the era

Alfred Hickling

05, May, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Dead Funny review – Johnson's classic brings laughs with a lump in the throat
Katherine Parkinson is hilarious in Terry Johnson’s revival of his 1994 drama about a group of emotionally deficient comedy obsessives

Michael Billington

03, Nov, 2016 @10:30 PM

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Katherine Parkinson: 'I'm scared of the brutality of Hollywood'
The Humans and IT Crowd actor is about to star in a play about the world of humourless comedy fans. Good job she has experience in that field …

Emine Saner

17, Oct, 2016 @3:09 PM

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Oh What a Lovely War – review

Terry Johnson's revival of Joan Littlewood's iconic musical restores a classic for a new generation, writes Michael Billington

Michael Billington

12, Feb, 2014 @12:03 PM

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The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas; Hysteria; A Boy and His Soul – review
There's a surprising start for Vicky Featherstone's first season at the Royal Court, writes Susannah Clapp

Susannah Clapp

14, Sep, 2013 @11:06 PM

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Forget hatchet-faced critics – farce is the quintessence of theatre

As a theatrical form, farce is infinitely flexible, timeless and revelatory … and Michael Billington says it's ripe for a revival

Michael Billington

05, Sep, 2013 @12:18 PM

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The best performance I've ever seen: Steve Pemberton
Writer and comedy performer Steve Pemberton recalls Zoë Wanamaker's sympathetic star turn in Dead Funny

Interview by Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy

06, Feb, 2011 @12:05 AM

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