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.
I have huge respect for Mercurius Theatre and its artistic director Jenny Eastop, who I conducted a Zoom Q&A with during lockdown. I can't wait to do my make my in-person Mercurius Q&A 'debut' with Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles.
New British musical The Sorcerer's Apprentice has been five years in the making and, like all new musicals, has overcome myriad obstacles. Covid threw down an additional hurdle shortly before it was due to premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse: another lockdown.
One ordinary evening turns into one extraordinary adventure… Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, flies into Greenwich Theatre in this all-new ensemble version of JM Barrie’s much-loved classic, adapted and directed by Ricky Dukes.
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.