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Hamlet post show-video and photos: What happens when you get rid of the adults?

By |2023-01-29T17:43:45+00:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

How central are Gertrude, Claudius and Polonius to the story of Hamlet? If you remove those adult characters and the scenes that revolve around them, what are you left with?

Life of Pi: Breathtaking puppetry and philosophy create stage magic

By |2022-12-30T20:03:21+00:0022 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Not long left to catch Life of Pi in the West End. If you possibly can, I recommend you beg, borrow or steal to get one of the last remaining tickets – or plan ahead now for the five-time Olivier Award-winning play’s 2023/24 tour.

Wickies post-show video and photos: What happened to three vanished lighthouse keepers?

By |2023-01-29T17:23:02+00:0015 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

One hundred and twenty-two years ago tonight, on 15 December 2000, three lighthouse keepers disappeared on the island of Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides. What happened to them?

Triggered post-show video and photos: Spotlight on the human side of party politics

By |2022-12-15T20:28:58+00:0024 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the few things I enjoy even more than theatre is talking politics. Chairing a post-show discussion about a brilliant new political play, written and directed by a Westminster insider, is my idea of bliss.

Doctor Faustus post-show video and photos: What would make you sell your soul to the devil?

By |2022-11-24T23:02:21+00:0015 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

What might entice you to sell your soul to the devil? Fame? Riches? Immortality? World peace? A rent-free London flat? Four pints of Guinness? At my post-show Q&A for a production of Doctor Faustus, that was an irresistible question to pose to the company.

Flashbang post-show video and photos: Celebrating life in the wake of shock and tragedy

By |2022-09-16T11:09:13+01:009 September 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced just before my arrival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Like the rest of the country, the theatre staff had been braced for the sad news. So the world premiere of Proforca's Flashbang was preceded by a public address and collective silence.

The End of the Night post-show video and photos: How should theatre tackle difficult historical subjects?

By |2022-09-09T15:00:32+01:0027 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Set in the final days of World War II, new play The End of the Night centres around the true but little-known secret meeting between Norbert Masur, a Swedish Jew and volunteer member of the World Jewish Congress, and Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler, the mass-murdering architect of Hitler's final solution.

Jo & Sam Find Themselves in Woking post-show video and photos: Searching for millennial meaning in relationships

By |2022-05-27T13:05:05+01:0012 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Meeting the right person and starting a new relationship is hard enough, but when you also have to do it in rhyming couplets while searching for the meaning of your life... in Woking - well, it's that much more challenging.

Bacon post-show video and photos: Balancing on the see-saw of power in a toxic relationship

By |2022-04-12T10:37:07+01:0024 March 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

The spark of an idea for award-winning new two-hander Bacon, now in its extended world premiere season at London's Finborough Theatre, came when playwright Sophie Swithinbank, then working as a nanny, witnessed a bullying incident between two boys in a park.
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