The Jewish story must continue to be told, Sheldon Harnick told me and a packed house at London's Park Theatre after a performance of Rothschild & Sons, for which he wrote the lyrics to the music by late collaborator Jerry Bock.
It’s natural that your reactions to shows are filtered through the prism of the current social and political climate. And savvy theatres, of course, seek to judge the mood and programme accordingly.
Q&A video and podcast: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre at Into the Numbers
What an incredibly brave, brilliant and inspiring woman Iris Chang was. What an unimaginably horrific atrocity the Nanking Massacre was. How ashamed I am to have known next to nothing about either before Into the Numbers.
The London cast of Hamilton is led by Jamael Westman and Giles Terera as
WATCH: My thoughts on Off-West End musicals Miracle On 34th Street, The Little Match Girl, The Woman in White and Barnum
Does this count as a vlogmas? Probably not, but here's my attempt at a theatre diary vlog in any case, which includes two Christmas shows!
Another fascinating rediscovery from Troupe Theatre. JM Barrie is best known, of course, for Peter Pan, but he also authored myriad novels and numerous other stage works, including Dear Brutus.
Clockwise from top: Privates on Parade, Ordinary Days and The End of History
It was a packed house - including many therapy professionals - for Matthew Campling's new play The Secondary Victim at the Park Theatre. Which made for some very knowledgeable comments and insights at the post-show Q&A.
A cheeky Twitter follower requested that I ask the three stars of Patrick Marber's locker room drama The Red Lion - Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone - to explain the off-side rule during my post-show Q&A.
Clockwise from top left: Young Marx, The House of Bernarda Alba, Insignificance, Imagine This