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.
How far would you go to right a wrong? Robert Boulton's debut play Snowflakes explores how public outrage might spiral into not just violent vigilantism but also a digital goldrush.
The world premiere of Angels of the North, the new comedy by John Godber (Bouncers, Up 'n' Under), is set around the 2019 general election as the Labour Party's 'red wall' collapsed. I'll chair a Q&A with Godber and guests as part of a fundraising evening for the National Youth Arts Trust charity.
Thomas Holloway's #MR.SIMONSAID - an 'unsettlingly well-observed', yet darkly humorous, exploration into the greyer areas of sexual harassment - gets its London premiere at Tristan Bates Theatre. I'll chair a press night post-show Q&A.
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.