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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.

Photos and podcast: The politics of theatre at The Caucasian Chalk Circle Q&A

28 February 2016|

What's the difference between political theatre and theatre about politics? Can theatre be a catalyst for real change? Do right-wing political perspectives get a fair hearing onstage or is theatre the preserve of the left-wing?

Photos and podcast: Barrie Keeffe discusses “unacceptable”, still timely Barbarians

29 October 2015|

Regular readers of this blog will know that, a few weeks ago, I was blown away by Tooting Arts Club's revival of Barbarians, Barrie Keeffe's 1977 modern classic about disaffected London youth.

From Page to Stage photos and podcast: Are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?

27 October 2015|

Last night I had the privilege of helping to open the third annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals. From Page to Stage is the brainchild of Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment.

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