• The full military monty:  The entire Soldier On company took part in the post-show Q&A at the Playground Theatre. © Peter Jones
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    Q&A photos and podcast: How has theatre helped Soldier On‘s veterans recover?

Q&A photos and podcast: How has theatre helped Soldier On‘s veterans recover?

I’m pretty certain that my event last night at SOLDIER ON was my largest-ever panel for a post-show Q&A: in total, there were 19 of us, including me. Thank goodness the Playground Theatre had plenty of chairs and just enough room to arrange them in arc across the stage (I chose to stand and rove!).

Such enthusiasm for the piece […]

  • Joe Layton and Jojo Macari in Jonathan Guy Lewis' A Level Playing Field at London's Jermyn Street Theatre. © Chris Coulson
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    My theatre diary: Three must-see new plays Clarion, Level Playing Field, Oppenheimer

My theatre diary: Three must-see new plays Clarion, Level Playing Field, Oppenheimer

In amongst the stellar West End revivals of late – not least “mother of all musicals” Gypsy with Imelda Staunton and David Mamet’s American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis and John Goodman – are some spectacular brand-new plays on and off West End.

Here are three in particular that I highly, highly recommend. The first two […]

  • Jonny Guy Lewis vs Mark Strong as Eddie Carbone in A View From the Bridge
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    Arthur Miller centenary: TWO View(s) from the Bridge and a Salesman transfer

Arthur Miller centenary: TWO View(s) from the Bridge and a Salesman transfer

In case you didn’t know it, 2015 marks the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, and what a ripe old time it is for this giant of 20th-century American drama here in Britain.

After last year’s incendiary in-the-round production of The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage at the Old Vic, Ivo van Hove’s award-laden A View From […]

Picture this: More Views from bridges all over the world

In today’s other blog post, I’ve been raving about the OTHER current offering of A View From the Bridge on at the moment: Stephen Unwin’s production for Touring Consortium, starring the brilliant Jonathan Guy Lewis (a very different Eddie Carbone to West End wonder Mark Strong’s).

As I disclosed, I’m loosely connected to Touring Consortium’s View, as I […]