Posted on 24 January 2020

HAM AND HIGH INTERVIEW THE HAYSTACK'S AL BLYTH

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Bridget Galton interviewsThe Haystack writer Al Blyth.

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Posted on 23 December 2019

TALKRADIO INTERVIEWS RONAN RAFTERY

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On Saturday 21 December, actor Ronan Raftery appeared on talkRADIO to discuss the 'riveting' Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer.

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Posted on 16 December 2019

THE HAYSTACK FULL CAST ANNOUNCED

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Full casting for the world premiere of The Haystack by Al Blyth, directed by Roxana Silbert in her directorial debut as Artistic Director.

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Posted on 10 December 2019

BBC WORLD SERVICE INTERVIEWS ROBERT EMMS AND RONAN RAFTERY

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Vincent Dowd featured Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer on the Global News Podcast for the BBC World Service.

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Posted on 9 December 2019

RAVENS: SPASSKY VS. FISCHER ACTORS MAKE THE CEREMONIAL FIRST MOVES AT THE LONDON CHESS CLASSIC

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Robert Emms (Bobby Fischer) and Ronan Raftery (Boris Spassky) recreated moves from the 1972 championship depicted in the play, to kick off a game between world no.1 Magnus Carlsen and world no.6 Levon Aronian.

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Posted on 6 December 2019

RAVENS: SPASSKY vs. FISCHER: ★★★★ FROM THE STAGE

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Dave Fargnoli awards Tom Morton-Smith's 'Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer' four stars.

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Posted on 6 December 2019

RAVENS: SPASSKY VS. FISCHER - PRESS NIGHT PHOTOS

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Thursday 5 December brought Press Night for Tom Morton-Smith's psychological Cold War thriller Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, directed by Annabelle Comyn.

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Posted on 6 December 2019

RAVENS: SPASSKY vs. FISCHER: ★★★★ FROM BROADWAY WORLD

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Gary Naylor awards Tom Morton-Smith's 'Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer' four stars.

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Posted on 5 December 2019

'SPASSKY VS FISCHER: HOW THE CHESS BATTLE BECAME A THEATRE EVENT' ON BBC ONLINE

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Vincent Dowd from the BBC on Tom Morton-Smith's Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer.

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Posted on 2 December 2019

WHATSONSTAGE INTERVIEWS ROBERT EMMS

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Robert Emms speaks to WhatsOnStage about his role in Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer.

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Posted on 27 November 2019

RADIO 3'S FREE THINKING INTERVIEWS TOM MORTON-SMITH

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Rana Mitter speaks to Raven: Spassky vs. Fischer playwright Tom Morton-Smith on Radio 3's Free Thinking programme.

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Posted on 27 November 2019

IRISH WORLD INTERVIEWS RONAN RAFTERY

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Ronan Raftery speaks to David Hennessy from Irish World about Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer.

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Posted on 21 November 2019

FINANCIAL TIMES INTERVIEWS TOM MORTON-SMITH

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Sarah Hemming interviews Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer writer Tom Morton-Smith

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Posted on 14 November 2019

HAM AND HIGH INTERVIEWS RONAN RAFTERY

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Bridget Galton interviews Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer star Ronan Raftery.

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Posted on 11 November 2019

LOOSE ENDS INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

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BBC Radio 4's Clive Anderson interviews Dickie Beau.

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Posted on 8 November 2019

A Q&A WITH... RAVENS: SPASSKY VS FISCHER'S RONAN RAFTERY AND ROBERT EMMS

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We caught up with Raven: Spassky vs Fischer's Ronan Raftery (Boris Spassky) and Robert Emms (Bobby Fischer) to discuss playing real people, the Berlin theatre scene and putting chess on stage...

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Posted on 6 November 2019

BROADWAY WORLD INTERVIEWS STEFAN ADEGBOLA

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Cindy Marcolina interviews Botticelli in the Fire's Stefan Adegbola

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Posted on 4 November 2019

LONDON LIVE INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

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On Thursday 31 October, actor Dickie Beau appeared on London Live with Alicia Edwards to discuss his role in the 'exhilarating' Botticelli in the Fire.

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Posted on 1 November 2019

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE: ★★★★ FROM THE DAILY MAIL

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Libby Purves awards Jordan Tannahill's new hot-blooded premiere four stars.

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Posted on 29 October 2019

BBC RADIO LONDON INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

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On Tuesday 29 October, actor Dickie Beau appeared on BBC Radio London with Jo Good to discuss his role in the riotous Botticelli in the Fire.

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Posted on 28 October 2019

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE: REVIEWS AND AUDIENCE REACTIONS

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Read what critics and audiences are saying about Jordan Tannahill's hot-blooded, riotous Botticelli in the Fire, playing on the Main Stage until 23 November.

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Posted on 25 October 2019

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE: PRESS NIGHT PHOTOS

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Thursday 24 October brought Press Night for Jordan Tannahill's epic hot-blooded play Botticelli in the Fire directed by Blanche McIntyre..

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Posted on 24 October 2019

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR RAVENS: SPASSKY VS. FISCHER

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We're thrilled to announce the cast for the World Premiere of Tom Morton-Smith's Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, directed by Annabelle Comyn, including Ronan Raftery as Boris Spassky and Robert Emms as Bobby Fischer.

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Posted on 17 October 2019

QX INTERVIEWS DICKIE BEAU

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QX interviews Botticelli in the Fire star Dickie Beau ahead of his upcoming Hampstead Theatre debut in Jordan Tannahill's hot-blooded new play.

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Posted on 11 October 2019

TRAILER RELEASED FOR BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

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Take a first look at the European premiere of Botticelli in the Fire with this brand new teaser trailer.... starring Dickie Beau as Sandro Botticelli.

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Posted on 19 September 2019

WOMAN'S HOUR INTERVIEWS DR SHUPING WANG AND FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG

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On Thursday 9 May playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and Dr Shuping Wang, the real-life whistleblower who inspired 'spellbinding' (Time Out) new thriller The King of Hell's Palace, appeared on Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4).

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Posted on 13 September 2019

THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE: PRESS NIGHT PHOTOS

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Thursday 12 September brought Press Night for Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's epic new play The King of Hell's Palace and marked Roxana Silbert's first Main Stage Press Night as Artistic Director.

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Posted on 13 September 2019

THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE: ★★★★ FROM THE TELEGRAPH

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Dominic Cavendish awards Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's new thriller four stars.

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Posted on 10 September 2019

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

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Hiran Abeysekera, Stefan Adegbola, Dickie Beau, Adetomiwa Edun, Louise Gold, Sirine Saba and Howard Ward star in the European Premiere of Jordan Tannahill's Botticelli in the Fire, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

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Posted on 9 September 2019

FULL STATEMENT FROM DR SHUPING WANG: PRC STATE SECURITY IS PRESSURING ME TO STOP PRODUCTION OF THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE

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Dr Shuping Wang, the real-life whistleblower who inspired The King of Hell’s Palace, has accused Chinese security officials of targeting her family and friends in a campaign to force Hampstead Theatre to abandon the play. In her full statement, she describes the intimidation tactics being used, the emotional toll it has taken on her loved ones, and her hopes for the play ahead of seeing it for the first time this week.

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Posted on 28 August 2019

MICHAEL BOYD: OUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTIONS SO FAR

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With The King of Hell's Palace just around the corner, we took a look back at just some of Director Michael Boyd's epic career highlights to date.

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Posted on 23 August 2019

Meet the whistleblowing heroine who inspired The King of Hell’s Palace: Dr Shuping Wang

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Dr Shuping Wang, the real life whistleblower who inspired our next Main Stage production The King of Hell's Palace, talks to Hampstead in this extraordinary Q&A about her motivations for speaking out and her emotions ahead of seeing the play for the first time.

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Posted on 31 July 2019

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE

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The cast for Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's blazing thriller includes Aidan Cheng, Celeste Den, Tuyen Do, Christopher Goh, Togo Igawa, Vincent Lai, Kok-Hwa Lie and Millicent Wong.

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