LAUNCHING THE NEW LION & UNICORN THEATRE + <em>Feel</em>: Panel with artistic director and team @ Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Exciting things going on at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, care of Proforca Theatre Company. And I’m thrilled to be invited to help them launch their new-look venue and programming plans to the industry. Proforca Theatre Company, which has quickly built a reputation with its fringe productions including Reading Gaol and Feel, is taking over[...]
Mar 20 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
POST-CHEMSEX LOVE STORY <em>Undetectable</em>: Post-show Q&A @ King's Head Theatre
I had a blast quizzing Tom Wright and Rikki Beadle-Blair about their first collaboration, Tom’s debut play My Dad’s Gap Year, now enjoying a sell-out run until 23 February at the Park Theatre. So I’m thrilled to be following up with them both so soon on the world premiere of Tom’s latest play… Undetectable is[...]
MIXED-GENDER REVIVAL OF <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Lazarus Theatre post-show panel debate @ Greenwich Theatre | England | United Kingdom
After events for Edward II, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Taming of the Shrew, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Beggar’s Opera and Tamburlaine, I’m delighted to reunite with Lazarus Theatre to chair a series of post-show debates with the company and its guests at Greenwich Theatre: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, William Golding’s Lord of the[...]
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LIFE AS A MINORITY IN TRUMP'S AMERICA: <em>Half Me, Half You</em> post-show debate @ Tristan Bates Theatre | England | United Kingdom
Anyone who follows me on Twitter (and particularly my @TerriOnPolitics account) will know just how concerned I am by the accelerating authoritarianism on display in my native United States. Playwright Liane Grant does follow me and so knew that the opportunity to chair a post-show discussion on her new play would be one I couldn’t[...]
TIMELY POLITICAL REVIVAL <em>Tony's Last Tape</em> based on Tony Benn's diaries: Post-show Q&A with author, director and star @ Omnibus Theatre
It’s fair to say that seeing Tony’s Last Tape in 2015 ignited my own political activism, as well as sparking a bit of an obsession with all things Tony Benn. I can’t wait to talk to the team behind it for this incredibly timely London return season. “There is no final victory, there is no final defeat. Just the[...]
EUROPEAN PREMIERE <em>Cry Havoc</em>: Post-show Q&A with stars & creatives @ Park Theatre
“Love is a search for faith. Love is passion. Putting your hand in the fire and believing. Ripping your heart out and laying it on a sidewalk for mobs to trample. What would you do for love?” In present-day Cairo, two men are forced to confront their cultural identities, traditions and a repressive government in[...]
UK PREMIERE of French hit <em>Intra Muros</em>: Post-show Q&A with director Ché Walker & cast @ Park Theatre
After the European premiere of Tom Coash’s Cry Havoc in Park90, I’m delighted to return to the Park Theatre for another premiere play this week, Alexis Michalik’s Intra Muros, just opened downstairs in Park200. Ageing thespian Richard is preparing to direct his first theatre class in a maximum security prison, assisted by his former-actress ex-wife Jane and[...]
MAJOR REVIVAL of 1980s satire <em>Other People's Money</em> starring Michael Brandon: Post-show Q&A with director and cast @ Southwark Playhouse
What a timely revival of this 1980s satire on corporate greed – and a wonderful opportunity to return to my local neighbourhood theatre, Southwark Playhouse. In Other People’s Money, the Wire and Cable Company of New England is a sleepy family-run business – that is until Larry-the-Liquidator threatens to bring a little corporate pillage to[...]
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
RSC panel debate: Gender-swapping <em>The Taming of the Shrew</em> in the age of #MeToo @ The Other Place Studio
Two days after Shakespeare’s birthday (23 April), I’ll still be celebrating the bard myself as I make my Royal Shakespeare Company ‘debut’ chairing a panel discussion in Stratford-upon-Avon connected with their new production of The Taming of the Shrew. Kate & Petruchio in the age of #MeToo In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the[...]
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
COMING-OF-AGE DAVID BOWIE TALE <em>Heroes</em>: Post-show Q&A with the writers & cast @ Drayton Arms Theatre
Calling all David Bowie fans! Come join me for this acclaimed new play and help me mark my Drayton Arms Theatre post-show Q&A debut at the same time. HEROES is a coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1972 to the soundtrack of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The humdrum lives of Joe[...]
English-language premiere of new Spanish play <em>The Reality</em>: Post-show Q&A with the women behind it @ Cervantes Theatre
The Cervantes Theatre continues to both bring the best of Spanish drama to London and to champion female voices.  The theatre’s third New Spanish Playwriting season comprises UK premieres of Denise Despeyroux‘s The Reality, Maria Prado’s On/From Debris and Eva Hibernia’s The Old Masters. The season opens with The Reality, translated by Sarah Maitland. In this[...]
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
AWARD-WINNING NEW PLAY <em>Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem</em>: Q&A with writer and cast @ Old Red Lion Theatre
After Anomaly earlier this year, I’m delighted to return to the Old Red Lion Theatre to work with another exciting up-and-coming female playwright and production company. “I love the bones of yeh then and I love them now.” Christmas Eve. 1948. Deep in the heart of Galway, Eamonn, the fattest baby you’ve ever seen, is[...]
WORLD PREMIERE at the Coronet <em>The Glass Piano</em> with music by Prokofiev: Post-show Q&A with the company @ Print Room at the Coronet
This sounds like such a fascinating piece – and I’m looking forward to making my Q&A debut at the Coronet. Now a beautiful theatre, I also have such fond memories of seeing films at this renowned address when I used to live in west London and it was my local cinema. In The Glass Piano, receiving its world[...]
UK PREMIERE of Michel Legrand's Tony-nominated musical <em>Amour</em>: Q&A with director and cast @ Charing Cross Theatre
Oscar-winning French musical composer, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand passed away in January at the age of 86. Such a shame that he is not around to see this long-overdue UK professional premiere of his five-time Tony-nominated 2002 musical Amour. Paris, 1950 – a shy, unassuming civil servant, Dusoleil, lives alone and works diligently in[...]
MISCHIEF MAY: Post-show Q&A at multi-award-winning West End comedy <em>The Play That Goes Wrong</em> @ Duchess Theatre
As Mischief Theatre conquer the world – including Broadway, the big screen and still more West End seasons for brand-new shows on the horizon – this May is a chance to celebrate the mischief-makers, including a return to the show that started the juggernaut on its 1,999th performance. 2017 Broadway World Winner for Best New[...]
MISCHIEF MAY: Post-show Q&A at smash-and-grab hit <em>The Comedy About A Bank Robbery</em> @ Criterion Theatre
Breaking into its third year, Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End. Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of[...]
MUST-SEE WEST END COMEDY <em>Education, Education, Education</em>: Post-show Q&A with The Wardrobe Ensemble @ Trafalgar Studios 1
I’m feeling nostalgic already! Can’t wait to return to Trafalgar Studios, this time in the main house, and talk to The Wardrobe Ensemble about Education, Education, Education their award-winning throwback to the 1990s and the halcyon days of ‘Cool Britannia’. It’s May 1997. The iPhone doesn’t exist, no one knows who Harry Potter is, Titanic[...]
ACCLAIMED WEST END TRANSFER of Philip Ridley's <em>Vincent River</em>: Post-show panel on homophobia & hate crime @ Trafalgar Studios 2
The night after my main house post-show event to The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education Education Education, I’ll return for this far more intimate affair in Trafalgar Studios 2 to Vincent River, my fifth post-show Q&A for a Philip Ridley play. Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. Tonight, they meet[...]
WEST END PREMIERE of <em>The Starry Messenger</em>, starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern: Post-show Q&A @ Wyndham's Theatre
In the vastness of the universe, are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky? Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by leading American dramatist Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Manchester By The Sea and Gangs of New York, whose other stage credits include This Is[...]
VERITY BARGATE AWARD WINNER <em>Citysong</em>: Post-show Q&A with Irish playwright Dylan Coburn Gray & cast @ Soho Theatre
I had a blast with the stage premiere of Chasing Bono. I’m delighted to return to Soho Theatre for another new Irish play, the 2017 Verity Bargate Award-winning Citysong. Late-night taxis, teen discos, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls. Citysong is a play, a poem and a chorus of voices showing three generations[...]
NINA SIMONE-INSPIRED <em>Black is the Color of My Voice</em>: Q&A with writer & star Apphia Campbell @ The Vaults Theatre
I missed Apphia Campbell’s previous London runs for her acclaimed one-woman play Black is the Color of My Voice. Happily, it’s now returning for a three-week summer season at The Vaults and – lucky me – I get to chair a post-show Q&A with amazing Apphia. Following sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and at[...]
ANTHONY HOROWITZ COMIC CRIME CAPER <em>The Falcon's Malteser</em>: Post-matinee Q&A for all the family @ The Vaults Theatre
After Black is the Color of My Voice, I’m back at The Vaults this month for another summer hit care of producer James Seabright: New Old Friends’ acclaimed adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s The Falcon’s Malteser is one for all the family. The Falcon’s Malteser introduces the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency. Tim is the world’s worst[...]
RE-IMAGINED PETER SHAFFER CLASSIC <em>Equus</em>: West End post-show Q&A with the cast @ Trafalgar Studios 1
After Education Education Education, I’m delighted to return to Trafalgar Studios for their next main house production, English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East’s critically acclaimed West End transfer of Peter Shaffer classic Equus. When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart[...]
IMMERSIVE PROMENADE PRODUCTION OF <em>The Tempest</em>: Unique post-show Q&A in Oxford @ On the streets!
After events in London to transfers of Creation Theatre’s Dracula at the London Library and The Pit and the Pendulum at Omnibus Theatre, these site-specific specialists are luring me to their home base of Oxford to take to the streets with Shakespeare. I can’t wait! This summer, Creation Theatre brings back the hugely popular format of their sell-out summer[...]
RE-IMAGINING OF CHEKHOV'S THE SEAGULL <em>How to Save the World</em>: Post-show Q&A with writer-director and emerging young cast @ Studio 9294
Wondering How to Save the World? Could Chekhov be the answer to finding out how ‘we could all be heroes’? I’m looking forward to talking to up-and-coming theatremaker Patrick Bayele and his exciting young company about their process of bringing Chekhov’s 1895 classic bang up to date (and to visiting a very cool new-to-me venue!)…[...]
PAULA HAWKINS' HIT THRILLER ONSTAGE <em>The Girl on the Train</em>: West End post-show Q&A with Samantha Womack & co-stars @ Duke of York's Theatre
Paula Hawkins’ international literary phenomenon The Girl on the Train has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. It had me gripped when I read it! I can’t wait to see this story unfold live onstage and talk to the stars. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple[...]
EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL <em>The View Upstairs</em>: Post-show Q&A with the cast @ Soho Theatre
For my second post-matinee Q&A at Soho Theatre this summer, I’m thrilled to be able to talk to the stellar company for the European premiere of this important musical about twentieth-century LGBTQ history… Millennial fashion designer Wes has just purchased an abandoned building, but little does he know that this forgotten gem was the UpStairs[...]
POWERFUL NEW ANTI-WAR PLAY <em>The Time Of Our Lies</em>: Post-show Q&A on Howard Zinn & 'artivism' @ Park Theatre
I’m delighted to return to the Park Theatre for the London premiere of Bianca Bagatourian’s The Time Of Our Lies, inspired by the highly influential American historian and anti-war activist Howard Zinn… “When I say history is a matter of life and death, I mean this: If you really don’t know history, you are a victim[...]
WORLD PREMIERE OF MILLENNIAL COMEDY <em>Games For Lovers</em>: Post-show Q&A with writer, director and cast @ The Vaults Theatre
I had such fun talking to director Anthony Banks at The Girl on The Train, that we decided to squeeze in a quick-turnaround post-show Q&A for his other current London production Games for Lovers… my third event for producer James Seabright’s mini-residency this summer at The Vaults. In Ryan Craig‘s brand-new comedy, four millennials looking for[...]
EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF ANNA ZIEGLER's <em>Actually</em>: Post-show Q&A with director and stars @ Trafalgar Studios 2
I’m back at Trafalgar Studios 2 for the European premiere of a startlingly timely two-hander by American playwright Anna Ziegler, the multi-award-winning author of Photograph 51, which starred Nicole Kidman in the West End in 2015. One night. Two people. Three truths. In our age of fake news, victim shaming and #metoo; and hot on[...]