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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

Stage Directions: Laura Wade – ‘I want each piece of work I do to add to the sum of good in the world’

Stage Directions: Laura Wade – ‘I want each piece of work I do to add to the sum of good in the world’

From growing up on the doorstep of Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre to mourning the cancelled run of her play The Watsons on the West End last year, playwright Laura Wade tells Fergus Morgan about moments that have made up her theatre career
Stage Directions: Jonny Weldon – ‘Even when my career wasn’t going well, I wanted to keep going’

Stage Directions: Jonny Weldon – ‘Even when my career wasn’t going well, I wanted to keep going’

Actor and comedian Jonny Weldon became a viral hit in lockdown, with his cringingly hilarious skits about life as a jobbing performer. He tells Fergus Morgan about working outside Hamleys for 10p commissions and the creatives who inspire him
Lifted

Lifted

45North’s trilogy of short audio plays is variously soulful and silly
Lighting designer Jeanine Byrne: ‘We shouldn’t put professional labels on ourselves’

Lighting designer Jeanine Byrne: ‘We shouldn’t put professional labels on ourselves’

A meeting with Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Elizabeth Newman helped reignite Jeanine Byrne’s passion for lighting performance with a freer, collaborative approach to show-making
Stage directions: Ciaran Hinds – ‘I have always been attracted to jobs because of the story and the people’

Stage directions: Ciaran Hinds – ‘I have always been attracted to jobs because of the story and the people’

From his working relationship with director Ian Rickson to seeing Shakespeare at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre in the 1960s, actor Ciaran Hinds tells Fergus Morgan about moments that have made up his theatre career
Cunch

Cunch

Marika McKennell’s audio play about county-lines drug trafficking follows two teenage girls as they journey into deepest, darkest Sussex to sell cocaine to country bumpkins
Culture in Lockdown: Ben Forster – 'There have been times when I have worried about the future'

Culture in Lockdown: Ben Forster – 'There have been times when I have worried about the future'

Ben Forster first found fame almost 10 years ago on the ITV reality competition Superstar. He has since starred in multiple shows in the West End. He tells Fergus Morgan about finding a passion for baking during lockdown and his upcoming projects
Theatre workers on shows reopening: ‘It’s going to be magical’

Theatre workers on shows reopening: ‘It’s going to be magical’

As government restrictions ease and theatre welcomes back live audiences for the first time in months, those in the industry – from performers and designers to managers, producers and playwrights – tell Fergus Morgan how they have coped during the past year, and their hopes for the future of theatre
Culture in Lockdown: Le Gateau Chocolat – ‘Plants became an important part of my life’

Culture in Lockdown: Le Gateau Chocolat – ‘Plants became an important part of my life’

The performer tells Fergus Morgan about what he’s been up to in lockdown – from discovering an anime series about food wars to watching operatic sopranos on YouTube – and discusses his new podcast, featuring pirates and sea shanties
Culture in Lockdown: Samuel West – 'As with many metropolitan wankers, I’ve had a sourdough journey'

Culture in Lockdown: Samuel West – 'As with many metropolitan wankers, I’ve had a sourdough journey'

Since March, actor Samuel West has been on a mission to draw audiences back to regional theatres. He tells Fergus Morgan what else he has been up to during lockdown, from teaching his daughter chess via The Queen’s Gambit to reading poetry
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