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Lear’s Shadow post-show video and photos: How to adapt Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy as a monologue

By |2024-02-18T17:36:39+00:0018 February 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

How do you reimagine a 3,700-line play with 20+ named characters and a normal performance time of up to four hours into a 70-minute monologue?

Exhibitionists post-show video and photos: A celebration of gay life where no one dies

By |2024-02-18T17:35:40+00:0014 January 2024|Tags: , , , , , , |

It was a shared love of 1930s screwball comedies that brought Shaun McKenna and Andrew Van Sickle together. And a realisation that so many of the dramatists of the time were secretly gay that sparked the idea to collaborate.

Double Act post-show video and photos: How much would you laugh on your last day?

By |2024-01-14T17:12:41+00:0011 January 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

How often do you have a word with yourself? We're all familiar with the concept of an inner voice, chipping in with sometimes decidedly unhelpful suggestions.

Venom post-show video and photos: Remaking Medusa for middle age and #MeToo

By |2023-11-19T20:03:43+00:0017 November 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

My admiration for Emma Burnell knows no bounds. I followed her as a political journalist for years before becoming friends through MyTheatreMates. I've been amazed to watch her turn her hand to playwriting, producing, directing and now performing.

Flowers for Mrs Harris post-show video and photos: What’s your version of Ada’s Christian Dior dress?

By |2023-10-12T19:42:06+01:009 October 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What do you covet so much that you would work yourself, save and sacrifice for years, just for the chance of making the prized possession yours?

Am I Irish Yet? post-show video and photos: Irishness is Ireland’s greatest export ☘️

By |2023-10-09T16:08:26+01:0027 September 2023|Tags: , , , |

Dr Theatre came to the rescue at the White Bear Theatre for the London run of Am I Irish Yet?, the acclaimed one-woman show written and performed by Kate Kerrigan

The Shatter Box post-show video and photos: The thrilling nature of torture and truth-telling

By |2023-09-27T15:41:25+01:008 September 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How many post-show Q&As conclude with a discussion of worst-nightmare torture methods? A dark but hilarious first for me with my event at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre for The Shatter Box, the latest bold new play from resident company Proforca Theatre.

The Way Old Friends Do post-show video and photos: The cast on ABBA, friendship and gender-swapping

By |2023-09-08T10:58:38+01:005 September 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

In my first West End post-show Q&A for The Way Old Friends Do last month, director Mark Gatiss was asked for his thoughts on the actors who bring to life his husband Ian Hallard's new comedy about the world's first ABBA drag tribute band. At the follow-up session last night, we got to hear what the cast thinks of Mark! 

The Way Old Friends Do post-show video and photos: Ian Hallard & Mark Gatiss on working together onstage & off

By |2023-08-27T19:59:19+01:0022 August 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the first of my post-show Q&As for the West End premiere of The Way Old Friends Do, with writer and star Ian Hallard and director Mark Gatiss, it felt like ABBA's Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid were with us in spirit.

SHEWOLVES post-show video and photos: Can theatre for young people make real change?

By |2023-08-22T12:45:09+01:0028 June 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Teens were involved at every stage of the development of coming-of-age comedy SHEWOLVES. That was our jumping-off point for a wider discussion about theatre for, with and about young people.
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