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The Showstoppers Q&A video and photos: ‘Just give us something with heart’ say the musical improv masters

By |1 February 2019|

I've been following the insanely talented improv geniuses of The Showstoppers for most of their eleven years. How do they do it? I still can't really fathom it, but I was pleased to gain a few more insights - and a new well of admiration - after chairing a post-show Q&A with them this week.

‘I walk around naked a lot more’: Video and photos from all-female Nuns Q&A

By |21 January 2019|

I started this past weekend in a room full of wonderful, talented and inspiring women (and some great male allies) at London's Tristan Bates Theatre chairing a BOSSY all-female panel after a performance of Robert Luxford's Nuns.

Outlying Islands Q&A video and photos: The creative collaboration at the heart of Atticist’s success

By |21 January 2019|

In the second of my back-to-back post-show Q&As at the King's Head Theatre this past week, I was at the Off-West End powerhouse's original home in Islington for Atticist's first London revival of David Greig's 2002 play Outlying Islands.

Coming Clean Q&A video and photos: Why has it taken 37 years for Kevin Elyot’s play to get its West End premiere?

By |21 January 2019|

In the first of my two back-to-back King's Head Theatre post-show Q&As, I was at Trafalgar Studios for the West End premiere of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, 37 years after the actor-turned-writer made his playwriting debut with it at London's Bush Theatre.

Anomaly Q&A video and photos: Would you defend your father if he was guilty of sexual abuse?

By |14 January 2019|

There's a staggering amount of up-and-coming talent on display with the world premiere of "post-Weinstein, post-Spacey drama" Anomaly, now running at London's Old Red Lion Theatre.

Songs for Nobodies Q&A video and photos: How did Caroline O’Connor motivate Bernadette Robinson?

By |14 January 2019|

How does it feel to have a one-woman show written especially for you by one of your country's leading writers? Pretty damn good, according to Songs for Nobodies' Bernadette Robinson - though, to be clear, there was nothing passive about this privilege in her case.

Chasing Bono Q&A video and photos: Turning failure into success and finding god (the solo)

By |17 December 2018|

My final post-show Q&A of the year, to the stage premiere of Chasing Bono, was an absolute Irish corker! After a revealing discussion about the fine line between success and failure and the perils of fame, it ended with an impromptu song performance. Could someone in stage management get us a guitar at Soho Theatre?

Dialektikon Q&A video and photos: How much do you know about Stokely Carmichael? (And four other big thinkers)

By |13 December 2018|

Author Jacky Ivimy was inspired to start writing Dialektikon after coming across film and transcripts from the Liberation of Dialectics Congress.

Hot Gay Time Machine Q&A video and photos: Celebrating birthdays, coming out and locker-room cocks

By |1 December 2018|

You know you're at a different type of theatre experience when you find yourself singing along - loudly - about how much we all love looking at cocks in the locker room. (Even when you've never been in a cocker-room.)

An Honourable Man Q&A video and photos: Has there ever been a more poisonous time in UK politics? (Insiders’ views)

By |22 November 2018|

Populism, patriotism, political theatre, predictions for Brexit and the fast-paced nature of life-imitating-art-imitating-life were amongst the topics covered in an incredibly good-natured discussion across a wide partisan spectrum at An Honourable Man.

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