The UK government's current coronavirus advice is that, with theatres, the show should still go on. I was certainly glad One Jewish Boy, British dramatist Stephen Laughton's brilliant play, written as a response to rising anti-semitism, did last night.
Written as an urgent response to rising anti-semitism, One Jewish Boy transfers to the West End's Trafalgar Studios after a controversial, sell-out run at the Old Red Lion Theatre. I'll talk to writer Stephen Laughton and guest Rabbi Miriam Berger about the issues raised.
Poet Christopher Reid wrote A Scattering after the death of his wife, actress Lucinda Gane, in 2005. Actor Robert Bathurst came across the book while he was grieving for a fatally ill friend. The aim to stage it became a labour of love.
Actor, director and prolific playwright Philip Osment passed away last May at the age of 66 after a long respiratory illness. His final play, Can I Help You?, is now receiving its London premiere at Omnibus Theatre care of Playing ON, the company he co-founded to give voice to marginalised communities.
Are you superstitious? The most famous theatrical superstition is, of course, the one about "The Scottish play". Do the cast of Lazarus Theatre's new ensemble production believe in curses?
I saw Brian Cox and his wife Nicole Ansari acting alongside one another in the premiere of Tom Stoppard's 2006 play Rock 'n' Roll. It was wonderful to talk to them about working together onstage again in a very different capacity of a very different play.
I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical's first major UK tour.