The Broadway Theatre, Catford is a fabulous building and I’d like to see it become an integral part of people’s lives as it was for me when I was a Lewisham child.
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Cassie Compton who talks about growing up in Crouch End, London in a home filled with music, her supportive teachers at school and her early experiences in the West End as a child actor in productions such Whistle Down The Wind and The Secret Garden at the Aldwych Theatre.
American playwright’s autobiographical The Play About My Dad, based on her experience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has just received its European premiere at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, where its limited season continues until the 21 July 2018. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights from this “extraordinarily moving” production – as well as the show’s trailer (also moving). Have a look – and then get booking!
Theatremaker Lita Doolan was performing in Edinburgh Fringe one summer when she was inspired to write a story about Scotland’s iconic capital. She took her inspiration from how the city and its residents recovered following the devastating 2002 fire that started in Cowgate Street and ripped through much of its Old Town. This summer, she brings the resulting play, Time for Tea, to Camden Fringe, running for one performance only to open the festival on 30 July 2018. Here, she recalls how it all came about.
Meet Sarah Louise Hughes, who, straight out of drama school, has been cast in the title role of Michael Strassen’s major new production of Jim Cartwright’s modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester. In the latest in our Featured Show series, watch as she starts her “new journey” via some extraordinary audition tapes of her singing Judy Garland and Cilla Black…