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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.

An Act of God post-show video and photos: Blasphemy & belly laughs with David Javerbaum, Zoe Lyons & co

By |29 November 2019|

How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I'm staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention... of sorts.

The Play That Goes Wrong post-show video and photos: How do costumes add to Mischief Theatre’s global brand?

By |20 November 2019|

What part do costumes play in branding for The Play That Goes Wrong around the world? How are they made durable enough to survive eight performances a week of one of Theatreland's most physical productions?

The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

By |4 November 2019|

Are you fans of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits? Allende's debut novel charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly intertwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.

The Good Scout post-show video and photos: How worried should we be about parallels between the 1930s and today?

By |30 October 2019|

While MPs were voting for an election that is likely to accelerate the UK's lurch to the right, I was back at Above The Stag Theatre last night talking about the increasingly worrying parallels - and historic dominoes - between the 1930s and today. Is it any wonder that The Good Scout left me in tears, even on second viewing?

Sinatra: Raw post-show video and photos: What makes Frank Sinatra such an enduring icon?

By |23 October 2019|

Despite singing the songs of Sinatra since he was a teenager, Richard Shelton was turned down multiple times for a part in concert show The Rat Pack. When he was invited to audition for Rat Pack Confidential, he went in angry and impatient... and finally got his man. 

Ages of the Moon post-show video and photos: Remembering Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard

By |20 October 2019|

I'm a huge fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away.

Groan Ups post-show video and photos: With the original Mischief Theatre company and co-writers

By |18 October 2019|

As part of an ongoing series, I've chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. At Groan Ups, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves.

The Girl Who Fell post-show video and photos: How is social media affecting our mental health?

By |17 October 2019|

I feel like I've known writer Sarah Rutherford for years... that's one of the positives of social media. The irony is it's her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.

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  1. Brian Cox directs Sinners at London's Playground Theatre

    Sinners

    28 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    24 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

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