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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?

Panel on the RSC’s gender-flipped Taming of the Shrew: Kate & Petruchio in the age of #MeToo

By |2020-01-25T23:23:40+00:0029 April 2019|

I had a fabulous time last week in Stratford-upon-Avon seeing Justin Audibert’s new re-gendered production of Shakespeare’s early “battle of the sexes” comedy The Taming of the Shrew (1591), set in a parallel Elizabethan universe where women are in charge.

Q&A video and photos: How is Donald Trump responsible for Other People’s Money?

By |2020-01-25T23:19:34+00:0022 April 2019|

I've spent quite a lot of my Easter weekend thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report, it was for positive reasons on Good Friday night at Southwark Playhouse.

Intra Muros Q&A video and photos: What is the point of theatre? How do actors marry up their dual lives?

By |2020-01-25T23:20:59+00:0014 April 2019|

What does theatre mean to you? How do actors marry up the dual emotional demands of their chosen profession? How many 'characters' or versions of ourselves to the rest of us play in our own lives?

Q&A video and photos: Overturning the ‘white saviour’ narrative with the Cry Havoc company

By |2020-01-25T23:28:32+00:009 April 2019|

How lucky am I? Last night I got to spend a second night in a row with lovely Olivier Awards nominee Marc Antolin, now starring in new play Cry Havoc at the Park Theatre.
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