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Salome post-show video and photos: Revisiting Oscar Wilde’s once-banned erotic classic

By |2021-09-11T11:38:47+01:002 September 2021|

How far are you willing to go to get what you most desire? That’s the question at the bloody heart of Salome. And it’s a question that so fascinates Lazarus Theatre that they’re now having a third go at Oscar Wilde’s provocative 1891 tragedy.

When Darkness Falls post-show video and photos: Are we haunted by ghosts… or something else?

By |2021-09-02T09:09:19+01:0022 August 2021|

Five spine-tingling ghost stories are woven into the action on one stormy night in When Darkness Falls. I discussed them and more things to make you jump with the writer-director and cast at the Park Theatre.

Old Red Lion post-show video and photos: What do coronavirus closures mean to fringe theatre?

By |2021-06-11T07:35:10+01:0018 March 2020|

Tuesday 17 March 2020. One of the last theatre performances -for the foreseeable future - in the theatre capital of the world took place at London's Old Red Lion Theatre. A historic, sobering moment, one of many during the global coronavirus crisis.

Some Mothers’ Do ‘Ave ‘Em video interview: Was Joe Pasquale made to play Frank Spencer?

By |2020-03-02T00:19:34+00:0029 February 2020|

I laughed my head off watching Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and afterwards, got onto the wonderfully kitsch 1970s set myself to interview stars Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw and writer-director Guy Unsworth.

Chaplin post-show video and photos: What led to the birth of the Little Tramp?

By |2020-02-21T19:28:12+00:008 February 2020|

Have you ever seen Charlie Chaplin's classic film The Great Dictator? Eighty years after it was released, it feels terrifyingly current. We get a glimpse of why with the inclusion of its final speech in Arrows & Traps' latest offering.

For the Sake of Argument post-show video and photos: How did Christopher Hitchens inspire this provocative new play?

By |2020-02-07T13:00:01+00:0031 January 2020|

Have you ever been powerfully persuaded by something you've read in a newspaper? Should journalists be held responsibility for the consequences of the articles they write?

Magic Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How well do comedy, Mischief and magic mix?

By |2020-01-31T13:21:01+00:0026 January 2020|

As their episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre talks with a return to the Vaudeville Theatre to catch up with the company’s co-writers – Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields – and their co-stars in the latest goes-wrong stage comedy.

COPS post-show video and photos: What is an “actor’s play” and why are there so few of them?

By |2020-01-26T19:54:16+00:0018 January 2020|

To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.
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