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

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

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|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

Mrs Orwell Q&A podcast and photos: What might George Orwell have written after 1984?

By |2020-03-27T15:54:48+00:0014 September 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surged by a staggering 9,500% after the election of Donald Trump to become Amazon's biggest seller. Orwell himself died, at the age of 46, in January 1950, just seven months after 1984 was published. What might he have written if he’d lived longer?

Q&A podcast and photos: How new British one-man musical Superhero took flight

By |2020-03-27T17:47:50+00:0012 July 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical? The answer can be "quite a few". And that it is in the case of SUPERHERO, the British one-man - or rather "one-dad" - musical now receiving its world premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse.

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|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

What if The Life characters met their peers in Guys & Dolls & 42nd Street?

By |2020-03-27T12:48:22+00:0016 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Life at Southwark Playhouse until 29 April 2017 One little postcode in

My theatre diary: Off-West End plays Diary of a Teenage Girl, In Other Words and La Ronde

By |2020-03-27T12:49:27+00:008 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Clockwise: In Other Words, Diary of a Teenaged Girl and La Ronde Two

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