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Kids Play Q&A video and photos: Talking taboos and teddy bears with Glenn Chandler

By |4 October 2018|

When a show has as many twists and turns as Glenn Chandler's KIDS PLAY, there are special challenges in live-tweeting a post-show discussion. Last night, Chandler, his London stars David Mullen and Joseph Clarke, myself and the audience at Above the Stag did our best to avoid spoilers.

Ay, Carmela! Q&A video and photos: Do only the dead remember the Spanish Civil War?

By |29 September 2018|

How much do you know about the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)? Who fought on the side of the Republicans and who for the Nationalists? What happened to those who got caught in the middle, such as Paulino and Carmelo in Jose Sanchis Sinisterra's Ay, Carmela!?

Where We Began Q&A video and photos: Should where we’re born define where we end up?

By |24 September 2018|

Should country of birth define your identity or determine where you end up? Set in the near-future, Stand and Be Counted Theatre's highly political new play Where We Began imagines a world where a new universal law mandates that everyone must return to where they were born and stay there.

Midnight Q&A video and photos: What would you do if the secret police knocked on your door?

By |21 September 2018|

So often with the news these days, parallels are drawn with our turbulent political times and the fascism that swept across Europe in the 1930s, and the question is asked: what would you do if...?

Square Rounds Q&A video and photos: Sharing drinks and views on destruction

By |19 September 2018|

The pub beneath the Finborough Theatre, where Proud Haddock's revival of Tony Harrison's Square Rounds, is currently closed for refurbishment. So what does Proud Haddock artistic director Jimmy Walters do on the night of our post-show Q&A? Bring in drinks from the off-licence.

Six Q&A video and photos: Which other historic female figures should get the musical treatment?

By |12 September 2018|

Adrenaline still pumping as I type this! SIX The Musical was the undisputed hit of this year's Edinburgh Fringe and it's now transferred back to the West End's Arts Theatre for an extended run.

Dust Q&A photos and podcast: Really talking – and listening – to Milly Thomas and Sara Joyce about suicide

By |7 September 2018|

Are we really talking about mental ill health? Or just talking about talking about it? Are we listening - actively listening - to those in need? What stops someone from committing suicide?

Silk Road Q&A video and photos: How DO you buy drugs online? And write a play about it?

By |14 August 2018|

How do you buy drugs online? What was Silk Road? Could the libertarians on it actually be steering us towards a more humane drug policy? Or is a play about this dark-web marketplace glamourising drugs? What do you do with a bitcoin production donation?

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