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David Walliams on getting the RSC’s ‘stamp of approval’ with The Boy in the Dress musical

By |2020-01-08T10:14:50+00:0024 October 2019|

During rehearsals for The Boy in the Dress, I spoke to David Walliams about his inspiration for the original story, his burgeoning career as a children’s writer and how he feels having his work adapted by the RSC.

Panel on the RSC’s gender-flipped Taming of the Shrew: Kate & Petruchio in the age of #MeToo

By |2020-01-25T23:23:40+00:0029 April 2019|

I had a fabulous time last week in Stratford-upon-Avon seeing Justin Audibert’s new re-gendered production of Shakespeare’s early “battle of the sexes” comedy The Taming of the Shrew (1591), set in a parallel Elizabethan universe where women are in charge.

Q&A photos and podcast: Why has James Shirley’s The Cardinal been overlooked since the 17th century?

By |2020-03-27T18:31:24+00:003 May 2017|

James Shirley's 1641 tragic masterpiece The Cardinal, one of the last plays staged in England before Oliver Cromwell's ban on theatre, this month receives its first major production since the 17th century.