Fergus Morgan

Fergus Morgan

Biography

Fergus Morgan is a freelance journalist and critic. He was the winner of The Stage Critic Search 2016

Recent Articles

Weg Met Eddy Bellegueule

Weg Met Eddy Bellegueule

A masterpiece based on Édouard Louis’ memoir about growing up gay in a working-class Picardy town
Culture in Lockdown: Cassidy Janson – ‘It’s only when something is taken away you realise how much you love it’

Culture in Lockdown: Cassidy Janson – ‘It’s only when something is taken away you realise how much you love it’

Musical theatre leading lady Cassidy Janson tells Fergus Morgan about the culture she’s been enjoying in lockdown – including all-star murder mystery Knives Out, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix and performing in online concerts
The Living Record Festival

The Living Record Festival

Produced by Ross Drury’s company of the same name, this is an innovative attempt to capture the organic atmosphere of a fringe festival online
Manipulate Festival: 'Digital has encouraged us to think differently – that’s a good thing'

Manipulate Festival: 'Digital has encouraged us to think differently – that’s a good thing'

This month marks the return of Edinburgh’s ‘risk-taking’ puppetry, visual theatre and animation festival Manipulate. New artistic director Dawn Taylor tells Fergus Morgan about how it has been reshaped during lockdown and the potential of digital work
Culture in Lockdown: Olivia Williams – ‘I’ve always had the most tremendous energy for work – that hasn’t changed’

Culture in Lockdown: Olivia Williams – ‘I’ve always had the most tremendous energy for work – that hasn’t changed’

Since undergoing medical treatment in 2019, Olivia Williams remains ever-grateful for the NHS as it battles Covid-19. She tells Fergus Morgan about lockdown film nights with her family, US politics podcasts and tackling experimental online storytelling
Culture in Lockdown: Peter Polycarpou – ‘I love online walks through the New York Botanical Garden. Fascinating’

Culture in Lockdown: Peter Polycarpou – ‘I love online walks through the New York Botanical Garden. Fascinating’

The West End star found 2020 particularly challenging – he not only missed live performance but also contracted coronavirus. However, cultural upsides enjoyed at home included streamed theatre and a virtual horticultural stroll
Staged director Simon Evans: 'I gave Judi Dench a note and she took it – I can retire happy'

Staged director Simon Evans: 'I gave Judi Dench a note and she took it – I can retire happy'

Serendipitously timed to coincide with England’s third national lockdown, Staged – the BBC’s award-winning Covid comedy starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant – is back on screens this month. Theatre director Simon Evans talks to Fergus Morgan about how he came up with the idea for the show and his special talent for directing famous faces
Staged – Series 2

Staged – Series 2

Second series of Simon Evans’ marvellous meta-theatrical comedy
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Online adaptation of Red Rose Chain’s 2018 festive show Alice in Wonderland
The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Brilliant, blended pantomime stuffed full of classic songs at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
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