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‘Looks at the big picture through the small detail’: THE GIRL WHO FELL – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★

In London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Shyama Perera

Trafalgar Studios, London – until 23 November 2019 We can only judge the dead through the narratives of others. When those narratives contain a level of both culpability and finger-pointing, who are we to believe? And should it matter when the dead girl at the heart of their concerns is a 15-year-old who committed suicide by jumping from a road …

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

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

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?

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

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.

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New post-show talk: Join Terri for the stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits

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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.

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‘Glenn Chandler is a master mason, expertly layering themes into story & character’: THE GOOD SCOUT – Above The Stag Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Native, News, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Darren Ross

The Good Scout achieves the impossible – finding an original, untold story from World War Two. In the 1930s, boys from the Nazi Hitlerjugend visit British Rover Scouts for a cycling holiday as a cultural exchange.