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

By |2022-09-09T15:00:32+01:0027 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

Never Not Once (cancelled)

By |2020-03-27T12:20:06+00:008 April 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

After my 2019 event to Katharine Farmer's revival of 1980s Wall Street satire Other People's Money, I'm delighted to reunite with the director on another serving of American theatre, this time the UK premiere of an award-winning new play, Carey Crim's Never Not Once.

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

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

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|Tags: , , , , , , |

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|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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?
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