Photos and podcast: Getting to grips with gender issues at Rotterdam Q&A
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: Men, misogyny and Neil LaBute at Some Girl(s) Q&A
I first - and last - saw Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) in its world premiere in the West End in 2005, in a production that starred Friends' David Schwimmer along with "girls" including Catherine Tate and Lesley Manville.
Photos and podcast: Jane Fonda and war on trial with Anne Archer and co
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
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
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
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: Sideways author Rex Pickett and the wine-mad cast
Did you know that Sideways was an unpublished novel - rejected, like the efforts of the character Miles in the story, some 66 times - when the film rights were first picked up?
Photos and podcast: Talking politics and musicals at The Buskers Opera
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: What’s changed for female playwrights since My Mother Said I Never Should?
How much has changed for female playwrights since 1985 when Charlotte Keatley wrote her landmark play, My Mother Said I Never Should?
Photos and podcast: The politics of theatre at The Caucasian Chalk Circle Q&A
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?