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Webinar video: Are you aware of the privacy risks during and after coronavirus?

By |2020-05-07T17:52:07+01:007 May 2020|

My packed post-show Q&A schedule came to an abrupt halt in mid-March when theatres across London closed. But I'm adapting and learning to use my skills in new ways in lockdown - and so, I give you my professional webinar debut.

Old Red Lion post-show video and photos: What do coronavirus closures mean to fringe theatre?

By |2020-05-07T17:44:34+01:0018 March 2020|

Tuesday 17 March 2020. One of the last theatre performances -for the foreseeable future - in the theatre capital of the world took place at London's Old Red Lion Theatre. A historic, sobering moment, one of many during the global coronavirus crisis.

One Jewish Boy post-show video and photos: How to challenge stereotypes and reduce anti-semitism

By |2020-03-15T20:12:13+00:0015 March 2020|

The UK government's current coronavirus advice is that, with theatres, the show should still go on. I was certainly glad One Jewish Boy, British dramatist Stephen Laughton's brilliant play, written as a response to rising anti-semitism, did last night.

Love, Loss & Chianti post-show video and photos: Can poetry and theatre help deal with grief?

By |2020-03-27T12:39:14+00:0012 March 2020|

Poet Christopher Reid wrote A Scattering after the death of his wife, actress Lucinda Gane, in 2005. Actor Robert Bathurst came across the book while he was grieving for a fatally ill friend. The aim to stage it became a labour of love.

Can I Help You? post-show video and photos: What’s the lasting legacy of the late Philip Osment?

By |2020-03-15T20:09:43+00:008 March 2020|

Actor, director and prolific playwright Philip Osment passed away last May at the age of 66 after a long respiratory illness. His final play, Can I Help You?, is now receiving its London premiere at Omnibus Theatre care of Playing ON, the company he co-founded to give voice to marginalised communities.

Sinners post-show video and photos: Why did Brian Cox want to direct a play about stoning women?

By |2020-03-04T11:31:58+00:001 March 2020|

I saw Brian Cox and his wife Nicole Ansari acting alongside one another in the premiere of Tom Stoppard's 2006 play Rock 'n' Roll. It was wonderful to talk to them about working together onstage again in a very different capacity of a very different play.

Some Mothers’ Do ‘Ave ‘Em video interview: Was Joe Pasquale made to play Frank Spencer?

By |2020-03-02T00:19:34+00:0029 February 2020|

I laughed my head off watching Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and afterwards, got onto the wonderfully kitsch 1970s set myself to interview stars Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw and writer-director Guy Unsworth.

Once The Musical post-show video and photos: Do you believe in destiny?

By |2020-03-01T18:14:06+00:0013 February 2020|

I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical's first major UK tour.

Chaplin post-show video and photos: What led to the birth of the Little Tramp?

By |2020-02-21T19:28:12+00:008 February 2020|

Have you ever seen Charlie Chaplin's classic film The Great Dictator? Eighty years after it was released, it feels terrifyingly current. We get a glimpse of why with the inclusion of its final speech in Arrows & Traps' latest offering.