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.
Review: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT TAMING OF THE SHREW at Wandsworth Fringe
By Justin Murray Wednesday, May 15 2019, 09:32
Gillian English’s latest one-woman show 10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew (previous instalments have included Giant & Angry and Drag Queens Stole My Dress) is a hilarious, acerbic romp through Shakespeare, gender politics, and the worst evils of ‘90s Hollywood ethics.
Review: TOP GIRLS at the National Theatre
By Justin Murray Monday, April 8 2019, 10:21
Top Girls is widely regarded as Caryl Churchill’s finest play, and in Lyndsey Turner’s rich, maximalist production for the National’s Lyttleton Theatre, it is given perhaps its largest-scale platform ever.
Amanda Hadingue and Charlotte Lucas in Top Girls at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson
Review: SPARKS at HighTide Theatre, Walthamstow
By Justin Murray Monday, October 1 2018, 13:13
Sparks follows a woman who’s not played by one person, but two; one of whom (Jessica Butcher) speaks in words, the other (Anoushka Lucas) in music and song, aided by her keyboard.
Review: THOR AND LOKI at HighTide Theatre, Walthamstow
By Justin Murray Saturday, September 29 2018, 07:57
Harry Blake, writer-director-thunder-god of Thor and Loki, had better hope that the Asgardians aren’t looking down the Bifrost at the parodic antics of this production. Or perhaps not?
Review: THE PRISONER at the National Theatre
By Justin Murray Wednesday, September 19 2018, 18:36
Who is The Prisoner, Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s latest show, for? What effect is it trying to have on those people?
Hervé Goffings and Kalieaswari Srinivasan in The Prisoner. Photo by Ryan Buchanan
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