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Fanatical Q&A video and photos: How & when did sci-fi geekery became so cool?

By |21 November 2018|

One of my favourite reviews of Fanatical, the new British musical currently receiving its world premiere season at London's Playground Theatre, opines: "It will remind you why you love whatever it is that you're a fan of".

A Flea in Her Ear Q&A video and photos: From weekly workshops to a season of French comedies

By |18 November 2018|

The Acting Gymnasium, founded by Gavin McAlinden, runs weekly creative performance workshops that help individuals develop their acting skills, build confidence, exercise their imagination, improve vocal techniques and... perform in a professional show.

Q&A video and photos: How to Catch a Krampus and celebrate the best of British drag

By |16 November 2018|

How much do you know about the British tradition of drag? British drag artists are the "punks of performance", according to Ginger Johnson, who has written, directed, designed and performs in a show that brilliantly illustrates and celebrates this tradition.

The Pit & the Pendulum Q&A video and photos: Reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s horror story with hijabs and headsets

By |14 November 2018|

Edgar Allan Poe wrote the short story The Pit & the Pendulum in 1842, inspired by the idea of a political prisoner tormented during the Spanish Inquisition.

Looking for Gatsby Q&A video and photos: How does F Scott Fitzgerald’s story look from Daisy’s perspective?

By |13 November 2018|

Swift but swinging! We had less than twenty minutes for last night's post-show Q&A for new musical Looking for Gatsby but - taking a leaf out of this incredible company's book - we made the most of it. It's amazing how much you can ground you can cover when you're up against the clock!

Yerma Q&A video and photos: What toll does the titanic title role take on an actress?

By |11 November 2018|

Federico Garcia Lorca spent three months in Cuba in 1930 - six years before he was assassinated (aged just 38) by Franco nationalists in his native Spain. He fell in love with the Caribbean island nation and it with him. And it's this association that inspired Jorge de Juan in his new adaptation of Lorca classic Yerma.

A Guide for the Homesick Q&A video and photos: How did Doctors Without Borders & homophobia inspire this new play?

By |22 October 2018|

The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion.

The Wider Earth Q&A video and photos: Puppetry evolution & Charles Darwin at the Natural History Museum

By |10 October 2018|

The Wider Earth is billed as one of the theatre events of the year - and, on this occasion, that's no exaggeration. What a privilege for me to play a small part in helping to launch this spectacular and historic production, which tells the story of a young Charles Darwin and is staged in a specially created, 357-seat venue at the Natural History Museum.

The Sweet Science of Bruising Q&A video and photos: Why’s now the right time for a play about Victorian female boxers?

By |7 October 2018|

This weekend, I got to enter the boxing ring at London's Southwark Playhouse to chair a post-show Q&A at Troupe Theatre's world premiere production of Joy Wilkinson's The Sweet Science of Bruising.

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