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The Reality Q&A video and photos: What’s the state of new Spanish playwriting?

By |6 May 2019|

The Cervantes Theatre's headlines its third New Spanish Playwriting season with the full UK and English-language premiere of Denise Despeyroux's one-woman show The Reality, which had a dramatised reading at the theatre last year.

Heroes Q&A video and photos: Raise your hand if you think David Bowie fandom transcends generations

By |1 May 2019|

Are you a David Bowie fan? What first turned you on? Was it seeing his Top of the Pops debut as Ziggy Stardust? Was it your parents taking you to your first Bowie concert when you were still a baby? Was it memorising the album liner notes in your bedroom?

Panel on the RSC’s gender-flipped Taming of the Shrew: Kate & Petruchio in the age of #MeToo

By |29 April 2019|

I had a fabulous time last week in Stratford-upon-Avon seeing Justin Audibert’s new re-gendered production of Shakespeare’s early “battle of the sexes” comedy The Taming of the Shrew (1591), set in a parallel Elizabethan universe where women are in charge.

Q&A video and photos: How is Donald Trump responsible for Other People’s Money?

By |22 April 2019|

I've spent quite a lot of my Easter weekend thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report, it was for positive reasons on Good Friday night at Southwark Playhouse.

Intra Muros Q&A video and photos: What is the point of theatre? How do actors marry up their dual lives?

By |14 April 2019|

What does theatre mean to you? How do actors marry up the dual emotional demands of their chosen profession? How many 'characters' or versions of ourselves to the rest of us play in our own lives?

Q&A video and photos: Overturning the ‘white saviour’ narrative with the Cry Havoc company

By |9 April 2019|

How lucky am I? Last night I got to spend a second night in a row with lovely Olivier Awards nominee Marc Antolin, now starring in new play Cry Havoc at the Park Theatre.

Tony’s Last Tape Q&A video and photos: What would Tony Benn have thought of Brexit, Corbyn & this play about him?

By |6 April 2019|

This past Wednesday (3 April 2019) would have been Tony Benn's 94th birthday. Great celebratory timing for the return of Tony's Last Tape, the one-man play celebrating the Labour firebrand, who died in 2014.

Half Me, Half You Q&A video and photos: It’s not easy to talk about racism & hate crime, but it’s necessary

By |2 April 2019|

Did seeing fascist Tommy Robinson denouncing Muslims and immigrants on a big screen in Whitehall terrify you? What are the long-term consequences of today's political rhetoric in Trump's America and Brexit Britain?

Lord of the Flies Q&A video and photos: Are humans inherently good or evil?

By |27 March 2019|

Last night I chaired my second of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre Company as part of their 2019 residency at Greenwich Theatre - their highly acclaimed return production of Lord of the Flies.

Q&A photos and video: Talking chemsex, HIV positivity & intimacy at Undetectable

By |21 March 2019|

Why is intimacy so hard? In the bedroom, when can drugs be a help and when a hindrance? How much should we reveal to a new partner? What new demons do today's young gay men carry with them into relationships?

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