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Cases Zoom Q&A: Sending a lockdown love letter to the arts

By |2021-06-02T11:30:53+01:0016 February 2021|

In April 2020, I was due to chair a post-show Q&A at The Other Palace for new British musical CASES. Of course, that run was cancelled due to Covid, but when composer-lyricist Dominic Powell decided to give CASES a new lease of life by recording a studio album, he asked me back to chair a discussion via Zoom.

Fanatical Q&A video and photos: How & when did sci-fi geekery became so cool?

By |2020-01-26T22:11:08+00:0021 November 2018|

One of my favourite reviews of Fanatical, the new British musical currently receiving its world premiere season at London's Playground Theatre, opines: "It will remind you why you love whatever it is that you're a fan of".

Midnight Q&A video and photos: What would you do if the secret police knocked on your door?

By |2020-02-01T21:50:56+00:0021 September 2018|

So often with the news these days, parallels are drawn with our turbulent political times and the fascism that swept across Europe in the 1930s, and the question is asked: what would you do if...?

It Happened in Key West Q&A video and photos: But did it ACTUALLY happen? (Yes)

By |2020-02-01T22:34:48+00:0012 July 2018|

Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at last night's post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show when, many years ago, Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary about Carl von Cosel.

From Page to Stage Q&A podcast and photos: How is the international scene changing for new musicals?

By |2020-03-27T17:00:35+00:0015 August 2017|

Two years ago, I chaired the opening night discussion at the third annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals founded by Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson. The central question on that occasion was "are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?" And the central answer was no.

Photos and podcast: The making of new British musical The House of Mirrors and Hearts

By |2020-03-28T23:59:02+00:007 July 2015|

The adage – usually attributed to Sondheim – that “musicals aren’t written, they’re rewritten” was central to the post-show discussion that I hosted last night at London's Arcola Theatre.
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