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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Q&A video and photos: What did the late Peter Nichols think of this historic West End casting?

By |2020-01-25T15:43:35+00:008 October 2019|

I was back at Trafalgar Studios last night for this much-anticipated revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. And there was so much to discuss with this production, making history for a number of reasons.

Q&A photos: Caught in the grey zone with Actually’s stars and director

By |2020-01-25T21:12:12+00:0012 August 2019|

Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That's the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler's provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after Friday's performance.

Q&A photos: Why was working on Peter Shaffer’s Equus so freeing for the cast?

By |2020-01-25T21:57:10+00:0024 July 2019|

How many different ways can one play be interpreted? The company of Equus were very keen not to impose their opinions but the audience at last night's post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios had plenty of their own. Which were right? All of them!

Vincent River Q&A video and photos: Tackling homophobia through talking and education

By |2020-01-25T22:31:18+00:005 June 2019|

Philip Ridley's Vincent River was premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2000 and has been revived fairly regularly in the intervening years, including this production which was first seen at the Park Theatre last year and has now transferred to the West End's Trafalgar Studio.

Q&A video and photos: How The Wardrobe Ensemble devised Education Education Education… to a 1990s soundtrack

By |2020-01-25T22:34:47+00:004 June 2019|

Remember D:Ream's "Things Can Only Get Better"? I was bopping along in my seat to that New Labour anthem and so many other chart-topping hits from my youth before curtain up at Education Education Education last night at Trafalgar Studios. 

Coming Clean Q&A video and photos: Why has it taken 37 years for Kevin Elyot’s play to get its West End premiere?

By |2020-01-26T00:44:12+00:0021 January 2019|

In the first of my two back-to-back King's Head Theatre post-show Q&As, I was at Trafalgar Studios for the West End premiere of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, 37 years after the actor-turned-writer made his playwriting debut with it at London's Bush Theatre.

Hot Gay Time Machine Q&A video and photos: Celebrating birthdays, coming out and locker-room cocks

By |2020-01-26T22:21:15+00:001 December 2018|

You know you're at a different type of theatre experience when you find yourself singing along - loudly - about how much we all love looking at cocks in the locker room. (Even when you've never been in a cocker-room.)

A Guide for the Homesick Q&A video and photos: How did Doctors Without Borders & homophobia inspire this new play?

By |2020-01-26T22:51:48+00:0022 October 2018|

The night after they faced the press, the team behind the European premiere production of A Guide for the Homesick faced a packed audience, most of whom stayed on to take part enthusiastically in our post-show discussion.

Silk Road Q&A video and photos: How DO you buy drugs online? And write a play about it?

By |2020-02-01T22:14:07+00:0014 August 2018|

How do you buy drugs online? What was Silk Road? Could the libertarians on it actually be steering us towards a more humane drug policy? Or is a play about this dark-web marketplace glamourising drugs? What do you do with a bitcoin production donation?