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An Act of God post-show video and photos: Blasphemy & belly laughs with David Javerbaum, Zoe Lyons & co

By |2020-01-08T10:17:58+00:0029 November 2019|

How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I'm staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention... of sorts.

The Permanent Way Q&A video and photos: Why is a play about railway privatisation more relevant than ever?

By |2020-01-25T15:49:52+00:0025 September 2019|

I was lucky enough to see the original Out of Joint production of The Permanent Way at the National Theatre in 2003. I remember being horrified by David Hare's verbatim play about railway privatisation, based on first-hand accounts.

The Falcon’s Malteser Q&A video and photos: How to detect an Anthony Horowitz page-to-stage hit

By |2020-01-25T22:02:14+00:0022 July 2019|

How did New Old Friends come to adapt Anthony Horowitz's 1986 children's novel The Falcon's Malteser into a hit family stage show? How has a new gender-equal, four-strong cast brought it to life for its London premiere?

Q&A video and photos: How did Nina Simone inspire Black Is the Color of My Voice?

By |2020-01-25T22:41:31+00:003 July 2019|

How much do you know about Nina Simone? Guaranteed: after you see Black Is the Color Of My Voice, the one-woman play with music written by and starring young American theatremaker Apphia Campbell, you will be inspired to learn more.

How did Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting become a cultural phenomenon? I’m finally ready to immerse myself

By |2020-02-01T23:40:38+00:0028 March 2018|

I first saw Harry Gibson's stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting in the 1990s when I was a recently-arrived-from-America twenty-something in London.

Photos, video & podcast: Creating a musical out of wartime prejudice in Miss Nightingale

By |2020-03-27T18:38:52+00:0014 April 2017|

What a great way to get the Bank Holiday weekend off with a swing. Last night, I hosted a post-show Q&A at Miss Nightingale. This original British musical is now in its sixth iteration - musicals, as Sondheim says, aren't written but re-written - since starting life as a short piece in Ipswich and at the King's Head Theatre in 2011.