What do you covet so much that you would work yourself, save and sacrifice for years, just for the chance of making the prized possession yours?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.