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A Guide for the Homesick Q&A video and photos: How did Doctors Without Borders & homophobia inspire this new play?

By |2020-01-26T22:51:48+00:0022 October 2018|

The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion.

Kids Play Q&A video and photos: Talking taboos and teddy bears with Glenn Chandler

By |2020-01-26T23:11:51+00:004 October 2018|

When a show has as many twists and turns as Glenn Chandler's KIDS PLAY, there are special challenges in live-tweeting a post-show discussion. Last night, Chandler, his London stars David Mullen and Joseph Clarke, myself and the audience at Above the Stag did our best to avoid spoilers.

Where We Began Q&A video and photos: Should where we’re born define where we end up?

By |2020-02-01T21:47:21+00:0024 September 2018|

Should country of birth define your identity or determine where you end up? Set in the near-future, Stand and Be Counted Theatre's highly political new play Where We Began imagines a world where a new universal law mandates that everyone must return to where they were born and stay there.

Six Q&A video and photos: Which other historic female figures should get the musical treatment?

By |2020-02-01T22:04:19+00:0012 September 2018|

Adrenaline still pumping as I type this! SIX The Musical was the undisputed hit of this year's Edinburgh Fringe and it's now transferred back to the West End's Arts Theatre for an extended run.

Dust Q&A photos and podcast: Really talking – and listening – to Milly Thomas and Sara Joyce about suicide

By |2020-02-01T22:09:38+00:007 September 2018|

Are we really talking about mental ill health? Or just talking about talking about it? Are we listening - actively listening - to those in need? What stops someone from committing suicide?

Silk Road Q&A video and photos: How DO you buy drugs online? And write a play about it?

By |2020-02-01T22:14:07+00:0014 August 2018|

How do you buy drugs online? What was Silk Road? Could the libertarians on it actually be steering us towards a more humane drug policy? Or is a play about this dark-web marketplace glamourising drugs? What do you do with a bitcoin production donation?

Pressure Q&A video and photos: How did David Haig come to write and star in a play about unsung Scottish hero and weatherman James Stagg?

By |2020-02-01T22:44:04+00:003 July 2018|

If you'd never heard of the James Stagg before David Haig's latest play Pressure, don't feel bad: neither had he. Haig was approached by director John Dove and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre who wanted to create a play about an unsung Scottish hero.
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