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Photos and podcast: Breaking taboos at Lazarus ‘Tis Pity debate

31 August 2016|

Are there any stage taboos left? John Ford's 17th-century romantic thriller 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, centring on an incestuous relationship between a brother and sister, is one of the most controversial in the classical canon. Does it still have the power to shock?

Photos and podcast: Getting to grips with gender issues at Rotterdam Q&A

28 July 2016|

What a treat it was to not only see Jon Brittain's Rotterdam again last night, but to be able to question this hugely talented young writer about his bittersweet comedy, which ranked amongst my Top Ten new plays of last year.

Photos and podcast: Jane Fonda and war on trial with Anne Archer and co

20 July 2016|

What does The Trial of Jane Fonda, concerning the actor-activist's controversial protests during the Vietnam War (in which the UK did not support our US allies), have to tell us about more recent conflicts in Syria and Iraq (in which we did)?

Photos and podcast: Going Through the Q&A Mill with three Judy Garlands

14 July 2016|

I first saw - and adored - Through the Mill when it premiered at the London Theatre Workshop (then above a pub in Fulham) last year. I was delighted when the show, which revolves around three pivotal periods in the life of Judy Garland, announced its transfer to Southwark Playhouse.

Photos and podcast: I’m Getting My Act Together with Landi Oshinowo and co

11 July 2016|

Last seen in London in 1981, when its premiere production ran at the West End's Apollo Theatre after success Off-Broadway, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road has returned 35 years on for a limited season.

Photos and podcast: Peter Tatchell and the real-life Nazi war crimes behind Savage

7 July 2016|

Most theatregoers will have only learned about Carl Peter Værnet from watching Claudio Macor's new play Savage, now running upstairs at the Arts Theatre. But the Nazi doctor from Denmark has played a large role in the life of LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell for decades.

Photos and podcast: Talking politics and musicals at The Buskers Opera

12 May 2016|

The Buskers Opera, set during the London 2012 Olympics, is inspired by John Gay's 1728 The Beggar's Opera which, amongst other works, has also inspired Brecht's 1928 piece The Threepenny Opera, revived later this month at the National Theatre.

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