I blog here several times a week, generally covering post-show theatre talks I’ve chaired – and occasionally on more personal subjects. All views are my own.
Despite singing the songs of Sinatra since he was a teenager in Wolverhampton, Richard Shelton was turned down multiple times for a part in concert show The Rat Pack. So when he was invited to audition for the much darker play with music, Rat Pack Confidential, he went in angry and impatient... and finally got his man.
I'm a huge fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright (and Oscar-nominated actor) Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to see and discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away (on 27 July 2017 at the age of 73).
The original Mischief Theatre company - Henry Lewis, Nancy Zamit, Jonathan Sayer, Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell and Henry Shields - at my Groan Ups post-show talk. © Peter Jones As part of an [...]
The Girl Who Fell company at my post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios on 16 October 2019. © Peter Jones I feel like I've known writer Sarah Rutherford for years... that's one of the [...]
My Mites post-show talk with (l-r) director Marcus Marsh, producer Rebecca Lyle and cast Richard Henderson, Claire-Marie Hall and George Howard. © Peter Jones A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family [...]
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?
Storme Toolis & Claire Skinner at my post-show Q&A for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg I was back at Trafalgar Studios last night for this much-anticipated revival of Peter Nichols' 1967 masterpiece [...]