Renowned French farceur Georges Feydeau's early 1886 comedy A Tailor for Ladies gets a rare London outing in a new modern adaptation performed by an international ensemble cast at the Cockpit Theatre.
The Walworth Farce post-show video and photos: The perfect play to open Southwark Playhouse’s new venue
Southwark Playhouse is my neighbourhood theatre. Over the past decade, I've chaired countless post-show talks at what was meant to be its temporary home on Newington Causeway, a three-minute walk turning left outside my front door.
Winner’s Curse post-show video and photos: The art of negotiation with Clive Anderson
Negotiations seem to be in the news every day - which makes Winner's Curse, conceived by former diplomat and veteran of countless Middle East negotiations Daniel Taub, a highly topical piece. It's co-written by Dan Patterson and stars his long-time collaborator Clive Anderson.
Triggered post-show video and photos: Spotlight on the human side of party politics
One of the few things I enjoy even more than theatre is talking politics. Chairing a post-show discussion about a brilliant new political play, written and directed by a Westminster insider, is my idea of bliss.
A Single Man
I'm thrilled to reunite with Troupe - after events for acclaimed productions including The Sweet Science of Bruising, Rasheeda Speaking, Dear Brutus and The Cardinal - to chair a post-show Q&A for Simon Reade's new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel A Single Man at London's Park Theatre.
The End of the Night post-show video and photos: How should theatre tackle difficult historical subjects?
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.
Wildcard’s Tempest post-show video and photos: Shakespeare like you’ve never experienced it before
Wildcard Theatre promises "Shakespeare like you have never experienced it before", and they deliver in spades with this new gig-style reinvention of The Tempest in the perfect setting of the Pleasance's cabaret-configured main house.
Vaudevilles post-show video and photos: Seeing the surprisingly funny side of Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov is, of course, best known for his "big five" classic plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. None of which, though the author himself labelled them tragicomedies, are associated with hilarity.
The Tragedy of Dorian Gray post-show video and photos: What would Oscar Wilde have made of the Swinging Sixties?
The premise of The Picture of Dorian Gray has become so much a part of our culture that most people will recognise the reference even if they've never read Oscar Wilde's original 1890 novella or seen any of the myriad stage and screen adaptations since.