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‘You gain in a proximity to the action denied even to the front row’: NT Live screening – The Madness of King George III

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The revival of Alan Bennett’s 1991 classic The Madness of King George III at Nottingham Playhouse couldn’t then be more relevant, a play that speaks to our interest in the people who govern us as well as concerns about fitness to rule, mental health and its treatment.

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‘Never underestimate the power of representation’: Tom Mack on the need for more gay stories like Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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Tom Mack, currently studying for an MA in Creative Producing at Mountview, shared this piece with the Mates on why, as a young gay man, it’s so gratifying to see out-and-proud stories like those in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the recent film Love, Simon onstage and screen. “Yeah…” My answer in response to my brother saying to me “You’re …

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Andrew Still On following in Jonny Lee Miller’s footsteps as Trainspotting’s Sick Boy

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Andrew Still is the new Sick Boy in the 2018 run of Trainspotting Live, including its return to London’s The Vaults from 27 March to 20 May 2018. What does the show, based on Irvine Welsh’s infamous novel and star-studded Brit flick, mean to him, and who would he invite to a dinner party? Caroline Hanks-Farmer asks the questions…