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Q&A photos and podcast: How has theatre helped Soldier On’s veterans recover?

By |16 March 2018|

I'm pretty certain that my event last night at SOLDIER ON was my largest-ever panel for a post-show Q&A: in total, there were 19 of us, including me. Thank goodness the Playground Theatre had plenty of chairs.

Q&A photos and podcasts: Getting Angry with Philip Ridley, Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley

By |22 February 2018|

Why should we stay angry? Philip Ridley articulated for me what I so often want to say to people who shrug their shoulders about Donald Trump’s latest assault on human decency.

Q&A video and photos: Questioning the point of philosophy with The Soul of Wittgenstein company

By |16 February 2018|

What’s the point of philosophy? According to Ludwig Wittgenstein, as portrayed in Ron Elisha’s moving and thought-provoking two-hander The Soul of Wittgenstein: “It creates the illusion of knowledge. Which gives one a sense of order."

Rothschild & Sons Q&A podcast and photos: Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick on why the Jewish story must be told

By |1 February 2018|

The Jewish story must continue to be told, Sheldon Harnick told me and a packed house at London's Park Theatre after a performance of Rothschild & Sons, for which he wrote the lyrics to the music by late collaborator Jerry Bock.

Q&A video and podcast: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre at Into the Numbers

By |11 January 2018|

What an incredibly brave, brilliant and inspiring woman Iris Chang was. What an unimaginably horrific atrocity the Nanking Massacre was. How ashamed I am to have known next to nothing about either before Into the Numbers.

Photos and podcast: Talking second chances and JM Barrie with Dear Brutus director and cast

By |6 December 2017|

Another fascinating rediscovery from Troupe Theatre. JM Barrie is best known, of course, for Peter Pan, but he also authored myriad novels and numerous other stage works, including Dear Brutus.

Q&A video and photos: Talking therapy & sexual misconduct at The Secondary Victim

By |22 November 2017|

It was a packed house - including many therapy professionals - for Matthew Campling's new play The Secondary Victim at the Park Theatre. Which made for some very knowledgeable comments and insights at the post-show Q&A.

Q&A video and photos: The Red Lion cast on Northern locker room talk

By |10 November 2017|

A cheeky Twitter follower requested that I ask the three stars of Patrick Marber's locker room drama The Red Lion - Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone - to explain the off-side rule during my post-show Q&A.

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