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Sinatra: Raw post-show video and photos: What makes Frank Sinatra such an enduring icon?

By |2020-01-25T15:13:13+00:0023 October 2019|

Despite singing the songs of Sinatra since he was a teenager, Richard Shelton was turned down multiple times for a part in concert show The Rat Pack. When he was invited to audition for Rat Pack Confidential, he went in angry and impatient... and finally got his man. 

Ages of the Moon post-show video and photos: Remembering Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard

By |2020-01-25T15:18:30+00:0020 October 2019|

I'm a huge fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away.

Groan Ups post-show video and photos: With the original Mischief Theatre company and co-writers

By |2020-01-25T15:24:21+00:0018 October 2019|

As part of an ongoing series, I've chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. At Groan Ups, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves.

The Girl Who Fell post-show video and photos: How is social media affecting our mental health?

By |2020-01-25T15:30:08+00:0017 October 2019|

I feel like I've known writer Sarah Rutherford for years... that's one of the positives of social media. The irony is it's her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.

Post-show video and photos: Wrestling with absurdism, anthropomorphism & coercive control in Mites

By |2020-01-25T15:35:27+00:0016 October 2019|

A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family of mites all make appearances - and strong impressions - in Mites, a new play by young British playwright James Mannion, written in the best traditions of the Theatre of the Absurd.

Danelaw Q&A video and photos: How do you find sympathy for white supremacists?

By |2020-01-25T15:56:37+00:0022 September 2019|

Can you be a racist if you don't think you are? Is there a difference between racism and 'racist attitudes'? How do you find sympathy for white supremacists? By finding sympathy are we making excuses?

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.
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