Calling all ABBA and new writing fans! I’m delighted to return to the Park Theatre for the premiere of The Way Old Friends Do, written by and starring Ian Hallard and directed by Mark Gatiss.
‘When you hear the NHS is at breaking point, that means the people in the NHS’: Adam Kay on Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
Junior doctor turned multi-award-winning writer and comedian Adam Kay returns to the stage this festive season with a reminder to spare a thought for the hard-working staff of the NHS as we gorge on our mince pies and mulled wine.
Streaming now: Mark Farrelly celebrates the legendary Quentin Crisp in Naked Hope
Quentin: Crisp, written and performed by Mark Farrelly and directed by Linda Marlowe, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 1 August 2021.
Streaming now: Brendan Murphy does sitcom solo in FRIEND (The One With Gunther)
Hilarious sitcom homage FRIEND (The One With Gunther), written and performed by Brendan Murphy, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 25 July 2021.
Streaming now: Apphia Campbell conjures Nina Simone in Black Is the Color of My Voice
Black Is the Color of My Voice, inspired by Nina Simone and written and performed by Fringe First winner Apphia Campbell, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 18 July 2021.
It’s ok to not be ok: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is streaming now
A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), the multi-award-winning cabaret musical that explores how it’s OK to not be OK, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 11 July 2021.
NEWS: Four new streaming premieres, filmed live at Wilton’s Music Hall
Four more acclaimed productions from Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright will stream globally over the next month via Stream Theatre, running from 1 to 25 July 2021. The four critically acclaimed shows were curated by Seabright and filmed last month before socially distanced audiences at east London’s Wilton’s Music Hall, the oldest surviving Grand Music Hall in the world. The streaming season comprises: multi-award-winning …
NEWS: Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) returns to the West End
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay will be sharing entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in an “electrifying” evening of stand-up and music, Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor), running at London’s Palace Theatre from 21-26 June 2021.
‘No production need die anymore when the final curtain comes down’: How NT Live became a game changer on the road to digital streaming
ll producers going forward will build digital preservation of their productions into their business models — and a future revenue stream will be available that means that no production need die anymore when the final curtain comes down, either.
NEWS: Panto returns to the West End as Garrick Theatre reopens in December
Double Olivier nominees (and former CBBC TV presenters) Dan and Jeff return for a 10th anniversary festive season of Potted Panto, running for a festive season at London’s Garrick Theatre from 5 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 (press night is 6 December).
WATCH An Act of God post-show Q&A video: Is the Almighty a peri-menopausal woman… like Zoe Lyons?
How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I’m staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention… of sorts. David Javerbaum has achieved it.
WATCH: What was Frank Sinatra thinking on the eve of retirement?
After Rat Pack Confidential and Sinatra and Me, Richard Shelton wanted to take a new look at the life of Frank Sinatra, on the eve of his (short-lived) retirement. Terri Paddock chaired a Sinatra: Raw post-show talk.
New post-show talk: Join Terri for Olivier Award-nominated festive family fun Potted Panto
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.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & deity Zoe Lyons for the European premiere of An Act of God
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?
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for an evening with Ol’ Blue Eyes at Sinatra: Raw
After the opening performance of Sinatra: Raw at Wilton’s Music Hall on Tuesday 22 October 2019, I’ll be joined by Richard Shelton to discuss his journey with the show and Frank Sinatra’s legacy. Any questions? Join us!
The Crown Dual Q&A video: How do you tell the Queen’s life story with a cast of two?
We were all madly checking our phones for news in the bars afterwards, but while Westminster dramas were going on, at Wilton’s Music Hall this week, we were getting to glorious grip with the (affectionate) comedy potential of the monarchy with The Crown Dual.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for royally funny parody The Crown Dual
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 3 September 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks comic masterminds behind The Crown parody, The Crown Dual. Got any questions, royal watchers?
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for Anthony Horowitz page-to-stager The Falcon’s Malteser
Husband and wife Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell co-founded New Old Friends and have discovered a knack – and award-winning success – bringing detective stories to family audiences. We caught up with them as their adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s The Falcon’s Malteser prepares for London premiere at The Vaults next month. Time to get booking!
WATCH: Spider-Man gets the first question in at The Falcon’s Malteser post-show
How did New Old Friends come to adapt Anthony Horowitz’s 1986 children’s novel The Falcon’s Malteser into a hit family stage show? What do the kids (including a keen young Spider-Man!) – and parents – in the audience think?
Q&A video: Talking to Apphia Campbell about Nina Simone & Black Is the Color of My Voice
The “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Caroline in 1933, the sixth of eight children. Though she passed away, aged 70, in 2003, she lives on musically with her enduring standards including “I Put a Spell on You”.