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The End of the Night post-show video and photos: How should theatre tackle difficult historical subjects?

By |2022-05-27T13:04:45+01:0027 May 2022|

Set in the final days of World War II, new play The End of the Night centres around the true but little-known secret meeting between Norbert Masur, a Swedish Jew and volunteer member of the World Jewish Congress, and Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler, the mass-murdering architect of Hitler's final solution.

RAGS post-show video and photos: How do you repair a damaged musical?

By |2020-01-26T20:05:12+00:0017 January 2020|

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre for a limited season. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premiering here in a newly reworked version with a lot of input from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz.

The Time Of Our Lies Q&A video and photos: Did historian Howard Zinn predict our era of Trump & #fakenews?

By |2020-01-25T21:24:12+00:007 August 2019|

A quick show of hands at last night's Q&A at the Park Theatre bore out my suspicion: most people, even left-leaning people, have not heard of Howard Zinn. Like those in the audience, before this show, I counted myself amongst them.

Intra Muros Q&A video and photos: What is the point of theatre? How do actors marry up their dual lives?

By |2020-01-25T23:20:59+00:0014 April 2019|

What does theatre mean to you? How do actors marry up the dual emotional demands of their chosen profession? How many 'characters' or versions of ourselves to the rest of us play in our own lives?

Q&A video and photos: Overturning the ‘white saviour’ narrative with the Cry Havoc company

By |2020-01-25T23:28:32+00:009 April 2019|

How lucky am I? Last night I got to spend a second night in a row with lovely Olivier Awards nominee Marc Antolin, now starring in new play Cry Havoc at the Park Theatre.

Gently Down the Stream Q&A podcast and photos: Martin Sherman on passing on gay history and happiness

By |2020-01-26T00:08:26+00:0022 February 2019|

"It's so rare these days to see a play about optimism," the wonderful actor Malcolm Sinclair told me after Wednesday night's performance of Gently Down the Stream at the Park Theatre.

My Dad’s Gap Year Q&A video and photos: Launching Tom Wright and Rikki Beadle-Blair’s unstoppable collaboration

By |2020-01-26T00:25:33+00:008 February 2019|

The Park Theatre was absolutely buzzing last night with two sell-out shows, including in Park 90, Tom Wright's debut play My Dad's Gap Year, which has nearly sold out the rest of its run too. What's the secret alchemy between Wright and his director Rikki Beadle-Blair?
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