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For the Sake of Argument post-show video and photos: How did Christopher Hitchens inspire this provocative new play?

By |31 January 2020|

Have you ever been powerfully persuaded by something you've read in a newspaper? Should journalists be held responsibility for the consequences of the articles they write?

Magic Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How well do comedy, Mischief and magic mix?

By |26 January 2020|

As their episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre talks with a return to the Vaudeville Theatre to catch up with the company’s co-writers – Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields – and their co-stars in the latest goes-wrong stage comedy.

COPS post-show video and photos: What is an “actor’s play” and why are there so few of them?

By |18 January 2020|

To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.

RAGS post-show video and photos: How do you repair a damaged musical?

By |17 January 2020|

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre for a limited season. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premiering here in a newly reworked version with a lot of input from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz.

Post-show video and photos: Jason Manford on why Kander & Ebb’s Curtains is made for the West End

By |16 December 2019|

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier's David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End?

The Signalman post-show video and photos: How did a train crash change Charles Dickens’ writing?

By |12 December 2019|

After Tania Amsel's new play Blood Orange the night before, I returned to the Old Red Lion Theatre for Paragon Theatre's adaptation of Charles Dickens' ghost story The Signalman. Dickens in December and it isn't A Christmas Carol? It's a must-see for aficionados and newcomers alike.

Potted Panto post-show video and photos: Which is your favourite Christmas pantomime?

By |8 December 2019|

It's official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it's pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious show care of Potted Panto.

Escape From Planet Trash post-show video and photos: Sink the Pink continues its queer trilogy in outer space

By |4 December 2019|

A year on, during which they've released a single with Melanie C, Sink the Pink are back at the Pleasance Theatre with the second in their queer trilogy of alternative Christmas shows. Ginger Johnson and co are on top form.

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