Southwark Playhouse

Home-Tag: Southwark Playhouse

COPS post-show video and photos: What is an “actor’s play” and why are there so few of them?

By |2020-01-26T19:54:16+00:0018 January 2020|

To me, COPS, set in 1950s Chicago, comes across as so authentically period that it feels like it must be a finely minted revival. But it’s not: it’s a new play. Even more surprising then that it’s written by an author I’d never heard of before.

COPS

By |2020-01-03T13:07:46+00:0017 January 2020|

Chicago. 1957. Four cops, of different ages, classes and races, all suspicious of each other, must grab a gangster turned state witness before the Mob can get him.

Potted Panto post-show video and photos: Which is your favourite Christmas pantomime?

By |2020-01-25T12:07:20+00:008 December 2019|

It's official! Christmas is coming up fast. And that, of course, means it's pantomime season. How do you choose which of the biggies to see this year? Why choose? See the seven (or maybe twelve) top pantomimes in one hilarious show care of Potted Panto.

Q&A video and photos: How is Donald Trump responsible for Other People’s Money?

By |2020-01-25T23:19:34+00:0022 April 2019|

I've spent quite a lot of my Easter weekend thinking about Donald Trump. As a thankful respite from trying to read the 448 pages of the Mueller Report, it was for positive reasons on Good Friday night at Southwark Playhouse.

Post-show forum: Taking the All in a Row controversy & conversation offline

By |2020-01-26T00:04:09+00:0022 February 2019|

A lot has been said about All in a Row online (especially on Twitter around #puppetgate) - about the play itself, its depiction of autism and its use of a puppet in portraying the non-verbal autistic 11-year-old character. Last night we were able to take the conversation offline.

Unexpected Joy Q&A video and photos: How can we find common ground through musical theatre?

By |2020-02-01T21:57:11+00:0014 September 2018|

Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it. 

Q&A photos and podcasts: Getting Angry with Philip Ridley, Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley

By |2020-02-02T00:19:18+00:0022 February 2018|

Why should we stay angry? Philip Ridley articulated for me what I so often want to say to people who shrug their shoulders about Donald Trump’s latest assault on human decency.

Photos and podcast: Talking second chances and JM Barrie with Dear Brutus director and cast

By |2020-03-27T15:21:42+00:006 December 2017|

Another fascinating rediscovery from Troupe Theatre. JM Barrie is best known, of course, for Peter Pan, but he also authored myriad novels and numerous other stage works, including Dear Brutus.