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The Swallow Q&A livestream: What happens when the playwright Skypes in from Madrid?

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Another post-show Q&A first for me. Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Spanish playwright Guillem Clua had to cancel his flight to London to attend his acclaimed two-hander THE SWALLOW at the Cervantes Theatre this week, but he desperately wanted to take part in the post-show discussion on Tuesday night – so the game team at the Cervantes slung up a big screen onstage and Guillem Skyped in from Madrid.

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Rasheeda Speaking Q&A livestream: How we talk to & about ‘other’ people isn’t black & white

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What a provocative play and post-show discussion! Are we all racist? How different are racial relations in 21st-century America versus Britain? How do we get more unheard voices onstage? Can white men tell valid stories about minority groups? Should they?






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Dames Q&A livestream: How has Denise Gough inspired the next generation of female actors?

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I missed a trick with my questions last night at the world premiere of DAMES, the surreal comedy about six millennial women who meet in a nightclub loo, which marks the playwriting debut of Charlotte Merriam and the producing debut of Siberian Lights, the company she co-founded with three of her peers at Royal Welsh College of […]






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Miss Nightingale post-show Q&A podcast: Why did the Hippodrome want to co-produce a WWII musical?

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When I chaired my first post-show Q&A at Miss Nightingale a year ago, I thought its home then was ideal: The Vaults, in its labyrinth beneath Waterloo Station, so like an air raid shelter, seemed to perfectly fit the setting of London during the Blitz. But now that it’s moved to the London Hippodrome, it’s obvious, THIS is truly the ideal venue.






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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & Spanish playwright Guillem Clua to discuss The Swallow

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 8 May 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to Spanish playwright Guillem Clua – as well as director and stars – about the English-language premiere of his play THE SWALLOW, inspired the 2016 terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Got any questions?