Tom Morris

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The Nutcracker review – modernised magic
The final production from outgoing artistic director Tom Morris draws fresh weirdness from ETA Hoffmann’s source story

Clare Brennan

04, Dec, 2022 @11:30 AM

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‘I was right to speak out about slavery money that built Bristol Old Vic’
Tom Morris explains why he had to antagonise some of its donors in his effort to drive change

Tom Wall

05, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Touching the Void proves anything is possible in the theatre
David Greig’s survival-story adaptation has clawed its way to the West End – and it is a triumph of resolve and innovation

Michael Billington

15, Nov, 2019 @11:18 AM

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The week in classical: Breaking the Waves; Eugene Onegin – review
Missy Mazzoli’s opera based on Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves triumphs in its European premiere

Fiona Maddocks

24, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Is Rufus Norris’s run at the National drawing to a close?
Why the National Theatre’s artistic director may want to take stock. Plus, Breaking the Waves the opera and bank holiday Proust

Richard Brooks

11, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Tom Morris: ‘We need to grasp the extraordinary creativity of this country’
The theatre director on adapting Touching the Void for the stage, and Breaking the Waves as an opera

Interview by Holly Williams

06, Jul, 2019 @3:00 PM

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New life for historic theatre as it faces up to ‘slave trade’ past
Bristol’s Old Vic confronts its controversial 250-year-old past on its relaunch after a £25m facelift

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

09, Sep, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'We need to hear bone splintering!' – Touching the Void crashes on to the stage
It is one of the most breathtaking stories of disaster, abandonment and survival in mountaineering. Will a theatre version finally settle its brutal controversies?

Peter Ross

05, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The Grinning Man review – the greatest freakshow in town
Victor Hugo’s disfigured hero is transplanted to London in an energetic show that boasts resonant music and miraculous puppetry

Claire Armitstead

31, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The Grinning Man review – lovely, peculiar stuff
Tom Morris combines macabre fairytale, musical and puppetry in this ingenious tale of twisted love

Susannah Clapp

30, Oct, 2016 @7:55 AM

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The Grinning Man review – Victor Hugo musical is wonderfully weird
Circus freaks, puppets and soaring songs collide in a new adaptation that deftly walks a tightrope between romantic and grotesque

Michael Billington

23, Oct, 2016 @10:26 AM

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'T​his isn’t exactly Les Mis is it?': backstage at twisted musical The Grinning Man
For Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary, War Horse director Tom Morris is putting on a tragicomedy based on a Victor Hugo novel. In this diary he explains what it’s like to manage a ‘wild team of geniuses’ on a new British musical

Tom Morris

19, Oct, 2016 @2:40 PM

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