In this, my latest instalment of A Glimpse Inside, I had the great pleasure of speaking to playwright Paul Stevens about his new play True Colours at the Hope Theatre.
Written by Michael Head and directed by Adam Morley, The Greater Game has as its centre the friendship between Richard McFadden (James Phelps) and William Jonas (Steven Bush).
At Waterloo East Theatre, The Greater Game is a sobering reminder of the individual stories behind the statistics of our war dead, and a fitting tribute too.
The first half of Michael Head’s Worth A Flutter is full of the kind of broad, sitcom-like humour of which I’m no real fan. But after the interval, a more thoughtful strand to his writing emerges.
Inspired by his memories of growing up in South East London, Michael Head’s Worth a Flutter is an enjoyable comedy with hidden depths – a love story whose protagonists are simultaneously too flawed to be heroes and too likeable to be villains.
Two hours of sexist lad ‘humour’ that all too often veers into soap territory, with performances of varying quality – more of a rank outsider than a dead cert.
In its exploration of artistic compromise and the perils of pursuing both sexual and political freedom, Foul Pages makes for strange eventful history.