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WATCH The House of the Spirits Q&A video: How does Isabel Allende’s novel work onstage?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Are you fans of Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits? Allende’s multi-award-winning debut novel, released in 1982, charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly entwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.

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‘I never thought, oh, one day The Boy in the Dress will be a musical with the RSC’: Interview with author David Walliams

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After several years’ development, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly anticipated new musical – an adaptation of best-selling children’s author David Walliams‘ 2008 debut novel The Boy in the Dress with a book by Mark Ravenhill and music and lyrics by chart-topping songwriters Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers – is gearing up for its world premiere. Ahead of […]

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Terri trips: Ibsen via India in When the Crows Visit’s world premiere

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I’ve been remiss in not getting back up to Kilburn, where I lived for many years, since the reopening of Kiln Theatre. But I was able to put that right with a trip to artistic director Indhu Rubasingham’s world premiere production of Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit.

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WATCH Ages of the Moon Q&A video: Do British actors have a different take on Sam Shepard?

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I’m a big fan of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright (and Oscar-nominated actor) Sam Shepard. How wonderful to be able to see and discuss one of his late plays, Ages of the Moon, which now receives its UK premiere two years after Shepard passed away.

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WATCH Groan Ups Q&A video: What’s the secret of Mischief Theatre’s success?

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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.

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The Girl Who Fell Q&A video: How is social media damaging our children?

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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.