Once The Musical post-show video and photos: Do you believe in destiny?
I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical's first major UK tour.
Chaplin post-show video and photos: What led to the birth of the Little Tramp?
Have you ever seen Charlie Chaplin's classic film The Great Dictator? Eighty years after it was released, it feels terrifyingly current. We get a glimpse of why with the inclusion of its final speech in Arrows & Traps' latest offering.
The Jury post-show video and photos: How do social biases affect our judgments?
Are you aware of your inherent biases about gender? How much do they affect your judgments about women or men are capable of? What about when it comes to a violent crime?
For the Sake of Argument post-show video and photos: How did Christopher Hitchens inspire this provocative new play?
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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.
Blood Orange post-show video and photos: How critical is the NHS in this General Election?
How worried are you about the myriad pressures on the NHS today? Will you be thinking about the future of the NHS when you go to the ballot box?