Cultural Life: Hattie Morahan, actress

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'London Assurance' at the National Theatre is the funniest show I've seen in a long time. I was in pain from laughing. I also loved the combination of silliness, oddness and horrible, chilling violence in Roger Michell's production of 'Rope' at the Almeida, and not just because my boyfriend {Blake Ritson} was in it!


I became hooked on 'In Treatment' which was so finely written and performed. Such a simple idea and yet it delved into very complex territory with real grace and humanity.


I loved seeing the London Snorkelling Team recently at Kings Place. They classify themselves as playing cocktail/cartoon/crime/ space music they imagine happened in the 1950s, and the whole concert was set on an island in the Hebrides.


I heard David Sedaris read live recently which was a complete delight. Few writers make me laugh out loud on the bus. He does. I was very moved and haunted by the spareness and elegance of W G Sebald's 'The Emigrants' which my dad lent me recently.

Hattie Morahan stars in 'The Real Thing at The Old Vic from 10 April until 5 June (www.old