As part of an ongoing series, I’ve chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. Last week, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves at their brand-new comedy Groan Ups.
The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by world renowned and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear.
I feel like I’ve known writer Sarah Rutherford for years… that’s one of the positives of social media. (We follow each other on Twitter.) The irony is it’s her new play, The Girl Who Fell, about some of the negatives of social media that finally precipitated my meeting her in person.
We’re in a venue that certainly gives a grand old-school sense of occasion, and Les Misérables is nothing if not ultimate theatre.
A philosophising cat, a famished dog and a family of mites all make appearances – and strong impressions – in Mites, a new play by up-and-coming young British playwright James Mannion, written in the best traditions of the Theatre of the Absurd.
This one will get you into the Christmas spirit, guaranteed. I’m gearing up for the holidays with the hilarious duo of Dan & Jeff and their festive favourite Potted Panto, another in my series of post-show talks for producer James Seabright.
Director Alexander Lass has teamed up with producer Debbie Hicks on two major play productions running at The Vaults this autumn: the first-ever revival of David Hare‘s 2003 play The Permanent Way, which opened in September, and, starting performances tonight (17 October 2019), the UK premiere of Sam Shepard‘s 2009 play Ages of the Moon. We caught up with him to learn …
I’m delighted to return to the Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama, for my last of three post-show Q&As in the 2019 season. After new original plays The Reality and The Eyes of the Night, I’m back for this much-anticipated page-to-stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s breakthrough debut novel The House of the Spirits.
‘How can I be a father, what with everything that’s happened?’ As Delivery comes to the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, leading man Alex Walton shares his thoughts on the play about a paratrooper preparing for parenthood. Watch what he has to say, then book your tickets.
Mate Terri Paddock chaired a post-show discussion at the West End revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with director Simon Evans and the cast.
If these first-look photos of Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups don’t put you in touch with your ‘inner child’, we don’t know what will. Just two days to go until the brand-new comedy officially opens. Time to get booking!
The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by actor Danny-Boy Hatchard.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is back at The Vaults giving thanks to the Almighty herself for the European premiere of “sinfully funny” comedy An Act of God. Got any questions for creatives and cast?
It’s cruel to ask one of the original Mischief Theatre company to choose their favourite comedy to date? But we couldn’t resist. We caught up with the fabulous Charlie Russell about Groan Ups and much more. Time to get booking!
A new musical exploring mental health issues and recovery following child sexual abuse will receive its London premiere this autumn. Dissociated, written by psychotherapist Dave Bain and produced by Skitzoid Productions, runs at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden for two weeks only from 15 to 26 October 2019. Time to get booking!
Less than a week until Mischief Theatre’s brand-new comedy Groan Ups officially opens and we’re loving all the audience buzz on social media. Also on Twitter, we’ve been carefully studying the cast’s back-to-school lessons.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reunites with producer Debbie Hicks at The Vaults for her production of the much-anticipated UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon. Got any questions?
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to writer-director (and Taggart creator) Glenn Chandler and the company of The Good Scout in its London transfer. Any questions?
We’re counting down to the world premiere of The Girl Who Fell, Sarah Rutherford’s darkly funny new play about parenting and social media dangers, opening this month at Trafalgar Studios. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals with our new gallery – and then get booking!
How much do you know about “the Einstein of sex” Magnus Hirschfeld and his film Anders als die Andern? Discovering this 1919 silent gem one night on YouTube inspired playwright Claudio Macor to pen his new play about another little-known corner of cinematic and LGBTQ history.