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Tony’s Last Tape Q&A video and photos: What would Tony Benn have thought of Brexit, Corbyn & this play about him?

By |2020-01-25T23:32:41+00:006 April 2019|

This past Wednesday (3 April 2019) would have been Tony Benn's 94th birthday. Great celebratory timing for the return of Tony's Last Tape, the one-man play celebrating the Labour firebrand, who died in 2014.

Half Me, Half You Q&A video and photos: It’s not easy to talk about racism & hate crime, but it’s necessary

By |2020-01-25T23:37:11+00:002 April 2019|

Did seeing fascist Tommy Robinson denouncing Muslims and immigrants on a big screen in Whitehall terrify you? What are the long-term consequences of today's political rhetoric in Trump's America and Brexit Britain?

Q&A photos and video: Talking chemsex, HIV positivity & intimacy at Undetectable

By |2020-01-25T23:41:16+00:0021 March 2019|

Why is intimacy so hard? In the bedroom, when can drugs be a help and when a hindrance? How much should we reveal to a new partner? What new demons do today's young gay men carry with them into relationships?

Post-show forum: Taking the All in a Row controversy & conversation offline

By |2020-01-26T00:04:09+00:0022 February 2019|

A lot has been said about All in a Row online (especially on Twitter around #puppetgate) - about the play itself, its depiction of autism and its use of a puppet in portraying the non-verbal autistic 11-year-old character. Last night we were able to take the conversation offline.

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.
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