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The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

By |2020-01-25T15:01:56+00:004 November 2019|

Are you fans of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits? Allende's debut novel charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly intertwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.

David Walliams on getting the RSC’s ‘stamp of approval’ with The Boy in the Dress musical

By |2020-01-08T10:14:50+00:0024 October 2019|

During rehearsals for The Boy in the Dress, I spoke to David Walliams about his inspiration for the original story, his burgeoning career as a children’s writer and how he feels having his work adapted by the RSC.

Groan Ups post-show video and photos: With the original Mischief Theatre company and co-writers

By |2020-01-25T15:24:21+00:0018 October 2019|

As part of an ongoing series, I've chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. At Groan Ups, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves.

The Girl Who Fell post-show video and photos: How is social media affecting our mental health?

By |2020-01-25T15:30:08+00:0017 October 2019|

I feel like I've known writer Sarah Rutherford for years... that's one of the positives of social media. The irony is it's her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.

The Eyes of the Night Q&A video and photos: Using darkness to enlighten audiences about visual impairment

By |2020-01-25T16:11:24+00:0014 September 2019|

A middle-aged businesswoman hires a blind man to spend an hour with her in a hotel room. Why are they really there? Will she be able to experience the darkness in order to see the light?

At Last Q&A video and photos: How worried are you about the direction the UK is heading?

By |2020-01-25T16:17:32+00:0013 September 2019|

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.

Queen of the Mist Q&A video and photos: Why should we have more Michael John LaChiusa in the UK?

By |2020-01-25T21:05:50+00:0021 August 2019|

Michael John LaChiusa was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A at the West End (and UK) premiere of his musical Queen Of The Mist - but I wonder if his ears were burning badly en route?

Q&A video and photos: How The Wardrobe Ensemble devised Education Education Education… to a 1990s soundtrack

By |2020-01-25T22:34:47+00:004 June 2019|

Remember D:Ream's "Things Can Only Get Better"? I was bopping along in my seat to that New Labour anthem and so many other chart-topping hits from my youth before curtain up at Education Education Education last night at Trafalgar Studios.