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Gently Down the Stream Q&A podcast and photos: Martin Sherman on passing on gay history and happiness

By |2020-01-26T00:08:26+00:0022 February 2019|

"It's so rare these days to see a play about optimism," the wonderful actor Malcolm Sinclair told me after Wednesday night's performance of Gently Down the Stream at the Park Theatre.

Q&A video and photos: What would Bram Stoker think of Dracula staged at The London Library?

By |2020-01-26T00:22:19+00:0012 February 2019|

The bookworm in me adores everything about libraries and they don't get much more atmospheric, or historic, than The London Library, the world's oldest independent lending library - and now a highly unconventional theatrical venue for Creation Theatre Company's latest offering.

The Orchestra Q&A photos: Why don’t we see more revivals of French dramatist Jean Anouilh?

By |2020-01-26T00:32:12+00:006 February 2019|

One of the reasons I love chairing post-show Q&As so much is the chance I get to learn new things from incredibly talented and knowledgeable panellists. Last night's event for Jean Anouilh's play The Orchestra at Omnibus Theatre was a special treat as the expert on hand was also an old friend, Jeremey Sams.

The Showstoppers Q&A video and photos: ‘Just give us something with heart’ say the musical improv masters

By |2020-01-26T00:53:50+00:001 February 2019|

I've been following the insanely talented improv geniuses of The Showstoppers for most of their eleven years. How do they do it? I still can't really fathom it, but I was pleased to gain a few more insights - and a new well of admiration - after chairing a post-show Q&A with them this week.

‘I walk around naked a lot more’: Video and photos from all-female Nuns Q&A

By |2020-01-26T00:55:57+00:0021 January 2019|

I started this past weekend in a room full of wonderful, talented and inspiring women (and some great male allies) at London's Tristan Bates Theatre chairing a BOSSY all-female panel after a performance of Robert Luxford's Nuns.

Dialektikon Q&A video and photos: How much do you know about Stokely Carmichael? (And four other big thinkers)

By |2020-01-26T21:56:40+00:0013 December 2018|

Author Jacky Ivimy was inspired to start writing Dialektikon after coming across film and transcripts from the Liberation of Dialectics Congress.

An Honourable Man Q&A video and photos: Has there ever been a more poisonous time in UK politics? (Insiders’ views)

By |2020-01-26T22:05:51+00:0022 November 2018|

Populism, patriotism, political theatre, predictions for Brexit and the fast-paced nature of life-imitating-art-imitating-life were amongst the topics covered in an incredibly good-natured discussion across a wide partisan spectrum at An Honourable Man.

Fanatical Q&A video and photos: How & when did sci-fi geekery became so cool?

By |2020-01-26T22:11:08+00:0021 November 2018|

One of my favourite reviews of Fanatical, the new British musical currently receiving its world premiere season at London's Playground Theatre, opines: "It will remind you why you love whatever it is that you're a fan of".

A Flea in Her Ear Q&A video and photos: From weekly workshops to a season of French comedies

By |2020-01-26T22:15:58+00:0018 November 2018|

The Acting Gymnasium, founded by Gavin McAlinden, runs weekly creative performance workshops that help individuals develop their acting skills, build confidence, exercise their imagination, improve vocal techniques and... perform in a professional show.

Looking for Gatsby Q&A video and photos: How does F Scott Fitzgerald’s story look from Daisy’s perspective?

By |2020-01-26T22:36:11+00:0013 November 2018|

Swift but swinging! We had less than twenty minutes for last night's post-show Q&A for new musical Looking for Gatsby but - taking a leaf out of this incredible company's book - we made the most of it. It's amazing how much you can ground you can cover when you're up against the clock!
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