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Justin Murray

Justin Murray

Justin Murray left university with a degree in Classics and a crippling addiction to theatre and hasn’t looked back since. He is founder and artistic director of Catharsis and likes heavily reimagined classics and physical theatre. But most other theatre too. When not in the theatre Justin can be found tutoring or with his nose in a book.

Max Hutchinson as 'The Actor' in THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Photo Tristram Kenton.
02 Mar
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Justin Murray

Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK at the Fortune Theatre

It is something of a mystery to me why The Woman In Black is still on the West End. I am torn between feeling glad it exists and wanting it to die its inevitable death.

Max Hutchinson as 'The Actor' in THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Photo Tristram Kenton.Max Hutchinson as 'The Actor' in THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Photo Tristram Kenton.

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The Lesson
17 Feb
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Justin Murray

Review: THE LESSON at the Old Red Lion Theatre

The Lesson Gracia Rios Calderon’s one-woman show The Lesson appears this month as part of ORL’s Where Are We Now? season, having previously featured in Lexi Clare’s Maiden Speech festival last year.

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Faustus: That Damned Woman
04 Feb
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Justin Murray

Review: FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN at the Lyric Hammersmith

In the Hammersmith Lyric’s Faustus: That Damned Woman, Johanna Faustus does not have the title of Doctor when we first meet her. She’s just Johanna the apothecary’s daughter, obsessed with her mother, hanged as a witch.

Faustus: That Damned WomanJodie McNee as Johanna Faustus in Faustus: That Damned Woman at the Lyric Hammersmith. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

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Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo, James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac
13 Jan
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Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Playhouse Theatre

It’s the 1640s - or perhaps it’s today. In the Jamie Lloyd Company’s modern-dress production of CYRANO starring James McAvoy, one isn’t quite sure.

Either way Cyrano is still the fiercest fighter and wittiest wordsmith in Paris - just don’t mention his large nose, which is something of a sore point.

Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo, James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo, and James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac

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Joseph Arkley as Lucio, Michael Patrick, Hannah Azuonye and Karina Jones in Measure for Measure. Photo by Helen Maybanks
20 Nov
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Justin Murray

Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Barbican Theatre

Measure for Measure is a messy play, and famously one of Shakespeare’s most controversial, a fact writ large on the RSC’s production playing at the Barbican until January.

Joseph Arkley as Lucio, Michael Patrick, Hannah Azuonye and Karina Jones in Measure for Measure. Photo by Helen MaybanksJoseph Arkley as Lucio, Michael Patrick, Hannah Azuonye and Karina Jones in Measure for Measure. Photo by Helen Maybanks

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