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Queen of the Mist Q&A video and photos: Why should we have more Michael John LaChiusa in the UK?

By |2020-01-25T21:05:50+00:0021 August 2019|

Michael John LaChiusa was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A at the West End (and UK) premiere of his musical Queen Of The Mist - but I wonder if his ears were burning badly en route?

The Time Of Our Lies Q&A video and photos: Did historian Howard Zinn predict our era of Trump & #fakenews?

By |2020-01-25T21:24:12+00:007 August 2019|

A quick show of hands at last night's Q&A at the Park Theatre bore out my suspicion: most people, even left-leaning people, have not heard of Howard Zinn. Like those in the audience, before this show, I counted myself amongst them.

The View Upstairs video and photos: What happened in New Orleans on 24 June 1973? Why should we remember?

By |2020-01-25T21:29:10+00:004 August 2019|

I had just enough time to wipe away my tears - I was sobbing - at the end of The View Upstairs before jumping up after the curtain call to announce this post-show Q&A at Soho Theatre.

Q&A video and photos: Discussing Paula Hawkins’ hit thriller The Girl on the Train with Samantha Womack and cast

By |2020-01-25T21:36:33+00:002 August 2019|

What is it about a great whodunnit thriller? What makes us keep turning the page? How does that inquisitive excitement translate onstage?

Q&A video and photos: Do you know How to Save the World through Chekhov?

By |2020-01-25T21:45:22+00:001 August 2019|

One of the best means of ensuring a long career is an ability to create your own work. Patrick Bayele has honed this skill early on... and, after seeing what he's accomplished with his triple-threat professional debut, I feel confident we'll be hearing more about him for many years to come.

Q&A video and photos: What happens when audience and cast are shipwrecked together in The Tempest?

By |2020-03-27T12:40:20+00:0029 July 2019|

After chairing events for London transfers of Creation Theatre's The Pit and The Pendulum and Dracula, I was chuffed to be invited to see them on their 'home turf' in Oxford and host a post-show Q&A for their new gaming take on Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Q&A photos: Why was working on Peter Shaffer’s Equus so freeing for the cast?

By |2020-01-25T21:57:10+00:0024 July 2019|

How many different ways can one play be interpreted? The company of Equus were very keen not to impose their opinions but the audience at last night's post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios had plenty of their own. Which were right? All of them!

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 video and photos: How did Nina Simone inspire Black Is the Color of My Voice?

By |2020-01-25T22:41:31+00:003 July 2019|

How much do you know about Nina Simone? Guaranteed: after you see Black Is the Color Of My Voice, the one-woman play with music written by and starring young American theatremaker Apphia Campbell, you will be inspired to learn more.
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