One of the few things I enjoy even more than theatre is talking politics. Chairing a post-show discussion about a brilliant new political play, written and directed by a Westminster insider, is my idea of bliss.
Marlowe’s Fate post-show video and photos: Who really wrote William Shakespeare’s plays?
More than four centuries after William Shakespeare died in 1616, aged 52 on his own birthday (23 April), questions remain about the authorship of his prodigious output - including nearly forty plays and more than 150 sonnets.
More than 400 years on, the question of who was England's greatest Elizabethan playwright rages on in the UK premiere of Peter B Hodges' Marlowe's Fate at London's White Bear Theatre.
Vaudevilles post-show video and photos: Seeing the surprisingly funny side of Anton Chekhov
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.
Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles
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.
An Honourable Man Q&A video and photos: Has there ever been a more poisonous time in UK politics? (Insiders’ views)
Populism, patriotism, political theatre, predictions for Brexit and the fast-paced nature of life-imitating-art-imitating-life were amongst the topics covered in an incredibly good-natured discussion across a wide partisan spectrum at An Honourable Man.
WATCH show vlogs: Julius Caesar, Beginning, The Lady With a Dog and Foul Pages
I've been raving about Julius Caesar to everyone over the past few weeks, and particularly the experience of seeing it in the pit of the staggeringly versatile Bridge Theatre.
Prometheus updated: From Frankenstein to artificial intelligence in The Test
Christopher Tester in Frankenstein and Natasha Killam in The Test It has been
Counting Sheep and top-notch bloggers
James Groom & Ciaran Lonsdale star in Dave Cantor's Sheep premiere I’ve had
The birth of an Icon: I was there
Obviously I go to the theatre a lot: but last night truly was