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The Glass Piano Q&A video: What is the ‘glass delusion’? How did it affect 19th-century royals?

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Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until recently known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove). Recently, I returned to chair a post-show Q&A at the world premiere of Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano, specially programmed to launch this fresh chapter in the building’s history.

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Q&A video: Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem tackles intergenerational mental health matters

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Timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the full-length premiere of Rachel Tookey’s award-winning new play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem is now running at the Old Red Lion Theatre. I got to speak to Rachel and her producer-sister Hannah about how their own family inspired this story exploring how trauma and mental illness can be passed from one generation to the next.