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: THE WOMAN IN BLACK at the Fortune Theatre
By Justin Murray Monday, March 2 2020, 12:11
Review: THE LESSON at the Old Red Lion Theatre
By Justin Murray Monday, February 17 2020, 08:29
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.
Review: FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN at the Lyric Hammersmith
By Justin Murray Tuesday, February 4 2020, 18:55
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.
Jodie McNee as Johanna Faustus in Faustus: That Damned Woman at the Lyric Hammersmith. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Playhouse Theatre
By Justin Murray Monday, January 13 2020, 20:28
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, and James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac
Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Barbican Theatre
By Justin Murray Wednesday, November 20 2019, 20:06
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 Maybanks
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