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Never Not Once

By |2020-01-03T13:14:35+00:008 April 2020|

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|

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?

Dialektikon Q&A video and photos: How much do you know about Stokely Carmichael? (And four other big thinkers)

By |2020-01-26T21:56:40+00:0013 December 2018|

Author Jacky Ivimy was inspired to start writing Dialektikon after coming across film and transcripts from the Liberation of Dialectics Congress.

Pressure Q&A video and photos: How did David Haig come to write and star in a play about unsung Scottish hero and weatherman James Stagg?

By |2020-02-01T22:44:04+00:003 July 2018|

If you'd never heard of the James Stagg before David Haig's latest play Pressure, don't feel bad: neither had he. Haig was approached by director John Dove and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre who wanted to create a play about an unsung Scottish hero.

Schism Q&A video and photos: Talking feminism, diversity, accessibility and toxic relationships with author-actor-activist Athena Stevens

By |2020-02-01T22:53:01+00:001 June 2018|

Two scratch-your-head stats shared during my post-show Q&A for Schism last night at London's Park Theatre: one, less than five percent of the UK population has dated someone with a disability.