How many post-show Q&As conclude with a discussion of worst-nightmare torture methods? A dark but hilarious first for me with my event at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre for The Shatter Box, the latest bold new play from resident company Proforca Theatre.
After riveting discussions around Flashbang, Feel, At Last and Lately, I'm back with Proforca Theatre to discuss The Shatter Box, the company's latest new play, as well as exciting new work by associate artists also programmed during the new season at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced just before my arrival at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Like the rest of the country, the theatre staff had been braced for the sad news. So the world premiere of Proforca's Flashbang was preceded by a public address and collective silence.
After fascinating discussions around Feel, At Last and Lately, I'm back with Proforca Theatre to discuss Flashbang, the company's fifth new play by James Lewis, as well as exciting new work by associate artists also programmed during the autumn season at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.
Having two separate casts reduces the risk of Covid cancellations, but what other creative benefits does it bring for Proforca's Lately at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre?
Are you worried about the state of politics and society in the UK today? That's the question I asked at the start of last night's post-show Q&A at London's Lion & Unicorn Theatre. The hands of all my panellists and nearly everyone sitting across from them in the audience shot up.
How can a 60-seat black box studio above a pub stand out amongst nearly 100 Off-West End and fringe theatres in London? THIS is how.