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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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After the Ball Q&A video: How do you capture the sweep of time onstage?

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There are many timely parallels with subjects covered in Ian Grant‘s new play, which spans 66 years in the life of the Randall family, between 1914 and 1973 – including the centenaries of the end of the first world war and votes for women. How does the team capture those incredible time shifts in an instant onstage, on a fringe budget?






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The Soul of Wittgenstein Q&A video: What did Ludwig really get up to at Guy’s Hospital in 1941?

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What’s the point of philosophy? Watch Another Soup theatre company’s Facebook Live video for the full post-show Q&A with The Soul of Wittgenstein’s Richard Stemp, Ben Woodhall and director Dave Spencer, chaired by Mates co-founcer Terri Paddock.






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Rothschild & Sons Q&A podcast: Why didn’t Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock write together again?

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Other topics covered included why the creatives wanted to revisit the story of the Rothschilds after more than forty years, the indelible mark our family makes on us, the actors’ approaches to their characters (and whether Robert taught Gary anything about Nathan Rothschild), differences in US versus UK reactions and a fair bit about the real Rothschilds today.