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Marlowe’s Fate post-show video and photos: Who really wrote William Shakespeare’s plays?

By |2021-11-21T17:34:32+00:0012 November 2021|

More than four centuries after William Shakespeare died in 1616, aged 52 on his own birthday (23 April), questions remain about the authorship of his prodigious output - including nearly forty plays and more than 150 sonnets. 

Doing Shakespeare post-show video and photos: Would the bard recognise his plays in this Zoom-to-stage mash-up?

By |2021-11-12T12:54:17+00:007 November 2021|

As much as it was possible for anyone the arts, Northern Comedy Theatre had a very good pandemic. When all performing arts venues closed, rather than wrap up their work, they ramped up.

Indecent Proposal post-show video and photos: Hands up if you’d sleep with a stranger for $1 million

By |2021-11-07T09:58:33+00:0029 October 2021|

The big moral question at the heart of Indecent Proposal is: what are you willing to do for $1 million? More specifically: would you have sex for a stranger if they paid you $1 million?

The Tragedy of Dorian Gray post-show video and photos: What would Oscar Wilde have made of the Swinging Sixties?

By |2021-10-27T23:44:28+01:0024 October 2021|

The premise of The Picture of Dorian Gray has become so much a part of our culture that most people will recognise the reference even if they've never read Oscar Wilde's original 1890 novella or seen any of the myriad stage and screen adaptations since.

The Pleasure Garden post-show video and photos: Exploring Vauxhall’s hedonistic history

By |2021-10-02T14:46:05+01:0030 September 2021|

Apart from it being a charming public park and one of my dog's favourite destinations for our daily walks, I have always been fascinated by history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, near my home in south London.

S&S Theatre: How an awards ceremony evolved into a production company

By |2021-06-02T11:30:43+01:0020 April 2021|

Fans of new British musicals will be familiar with The S&S Award, the prize that set out to find and give a professional life to the country's best new unproduced musical. After years of sourcing and developing those rich seams of talent, the awards body is now evolving into S&S Theatre Productions.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Zoom Q&As: Writers, director and stars on switching to streaming

By |2021-05-09T19:18:06+01:0027 February 2021|

New British musical The Sorcerer's Apprentice has been five years in the making and, like all new musicals, has overcome myriad obstacles. Covid threw down an additional hurdle shortly before it was due to premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse: another lockdown.

Cases Zoom Q&A: Sending a lockdown love letter to the arts

By |2021-06-02T11:30:53+01:0016 February 2021|

In April 2020, I was due to chair a post-show Q&A at The Other Palace for new British musical CASES. Of course, that run was cancelled due to Covid, but when composer-lyricist Dominic Powell decided to give CASES a new lease of life by recording a studio album, he asked me back to chair a discussion via Zoom.

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

By |2021-05-03T17:42:33+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.
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