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.

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Following Triggered at the White Bear Theatre last year, I’m delighted to reunite with writer Emma Burnell for her latest stage play Venom, a modern take on the Medusa story, at London’s Golden Goose Theatre.

Medusa used to be a star. From girlhood stage and screen appearances, she grew up to write the ultimate break-up album. She has been castigated, diminished and demonised for it ever since.

Percy wants to be a hero. But abandoned by his girlfriend, his life turns inwards in reality and outwards to an internet community ready to encourage his rage into hatred and violent anger.

Venom brings them together in the familiar shape of the Medusa myth but turns the narrative on its head – questioning the monstrousness of the Gorgon and how heroic an act her murder truly is.

This brand-new two-hander is written by Emma Burnell, who also stars as Medusa alongside Will Meadows, and directed by Michael Palmer, with music by Chris Tortioili.

Following the 60-minute performance on Thursday 16 November 2023, I’ll talk to Emma Burnell and the Venom team about myths, theatremaking and Medusa. Any questions? Join us!

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