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At Last Q&A video and photos: How worried are you about the direction the UK is heading?

By |2020-01-25T16:17:32+00:0013 September 2019|

Are you worried about the state of politics and society in the UK today? That's the question I asked at the start of last night's post-show Q&A at London's Lion & Unicorn Theatre. The hands of all my panellists and nearly everyone sitting across from them in the audience shot up.

Q&A video and photos: What would Pete Buttigieg think of his Jekyll & Hyde incarnation?

By |2020-01-25T16:24:13+00:008 September 2019|

Arrows & Traps' 18th production in its five-year history is also its tenth at London's Brockley Jack Theatre, where it is now an associate company, and its third in a Gothic trilogy. And it's a corker.

The View Upstairs video and photos: What happened in New Orleans on 24 June 1973? Why should we remember?

By |2020-01-25T21:29:10+00:004 August 2019|

I had just enough time to wipe away my tears - I was sobbing - at the end of The View Upstairs before jumping up after the curtain call to announce this post-show Q&A at Soho Theatre.

The Falcon’s Malteser Q&A video and photos: How to detect an Anthony Horowitz page-to-stage hit

By |2020-01-25T22:02:14+00:0022 July 2019|

How did New Old Friends come to adapt Anthony Horowitz's 1986 children's novel The Falcon's Malteser into a hit family stage show? How has a new gender-equal, four-strong cast brought it to life for its London premiere?

Q&A photos: Exploring the cosmos with Matthew Broderick, Elizabeth McGovern and The Starry Messenger cast

By |2020-01-25T22:22:35+00:0019 June 2019|

How fitting to hold a post-show Q&A for The Starry Messenger during Loneliness Awareness Week. Kenneth Lonergan's beautifully delicate play considers the torment of, as New York Times' critic Ben Brantley puts it: "fallible, contradictory, lonely souls".

Salome Q&A video and photos: What would the censor have made of this regendered version of Oscar Wilde’s play?

By |2020-01-25T22:50:19+00:0022 May 2019|

After The Tempest and Lord of the Flies, my last of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre company for their 2019 season at Greenwich Theatre was last night to their new version of Oscar Wilde's Salome.

Q&A video and photos: Why is the Coronet the perfect home for The Glass Piano court tale?

By |2020-01-25T22:58:48+00:009 May 2019|

Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until last week known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove).

Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem Q&A video and photos: How to turn traumatic family history into life-affirming drama

By |2020-01-25T23:03:47+00:008 May 2019|

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week next week, Rachel Tookey's award-winning new play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem receives its full-length premiere this week at the Old Red Lion Theatre.

Heroes Q&A video and photos: Raise your hand if you think David Bowie fandom transcends generations

By |2020-01-25T23:09:37+00:001 May 2019|

Are you a David Bowie fan? What first turned you on? Was it seeing his Top of the Pops debut as Ziggy Stardust? Was it your parents taking you to your first Bowie concert when you were still a baby? Was it memorising the album liner notes in your bedroom?
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