The Monocle Arts Review

From a 'Labour of Love' to 'The Exorcist'

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13 October 2017

Episode 543

45 minutes

Matt Alagiah sits down with theatre critic Matt Wolf and book reviewer John Mitchinson. Plus we speak to Sean Mathias who is directing the stage version of ‘The Exorcist’ and find out the top five songs in Switzerland.

13 October 2017

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Chapter 1

Theatre review: Matt Wolf

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The theatre critic for the ‘International New York Times’ reviews ‘Labour of Love’ and the stage version of Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’.

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Book reviews: John Mitchinson

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The co-founder of Unbound Books reviews ‘The Secret Life of Cows’ and ‘Fresh Complaint’.

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Chapter 3

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The Exorcist

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Sean Mathias, director of the theatre version of ‘The Exorcist’, tells us about the challenges behind adapting the story for a stage production.

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Chapter 4

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Global countdown: Switzerland

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco discusses the top five singles in Switzerland this week.

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