Chairing post-show talks and panel discussions that give unmissable insights to audiences is my favourite thing to do. I have a wide variety of events coming up for plays and musicals across London and beyond.
Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles
27 October 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| £12 – £14
I have huge respect for Mercurius Theatre and its artistic director Jenny Eastop, who I conducted a Zoom Q&A with during lockdown. I can’t wait to do my make my in-person Mercurius Q&A ‘debut’ with Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles at the White Bear Theatre.
Two one-act plays and two dramatised short stories by Chekhov, writing at the height of his inventive energy, have been translated and adapted by one of the UK’s greatest comic writers, Michael Frayn, to give a feast of hilarious entertainment.
A famous writer driven to desperate acts by an overzealous fan, the pomposity of an Inspector General deflated by a simple cart driver, a proposal breaking into furious argument at every turn, and a husband never quite managing to give the speech he’s been told to – all human life is here!
After 15 highly acclaimed productions and eight Offie nominations, Mercurius returns to Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles, the comedy which first launched the company in 2012, with two sell-out, five-star reviewed transfers.
Jenny Eastop directs Andy Secombe, Sam Denia and Laura Hall in this new outing of “glorious madness” (Play About Town) and “genuinely hilarious slapstick” (The Public Reviews).
Following the 7.30 performance on Wednesday 27 October 2021, I’ll talk to the Vaudevilles company about revisiting this comedy classic. Any questions? Join us!