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PHOTOS: Company of actors & veterans premieres Jonathan Guy Lewis’ new play Soldier On

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SOLDIER ON, a new play written and directed by Our Boys‘ award-winning writer Jonathan Guy Lewis starts a three-week season tonight (13 March 2018) at west London’s new Playground Theatre, where it continues until 31 March 2019 and includes a post-show Q&A this Thursday (15 March 2018) with MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock. Check out rehearsal photos with the ensemble company of actors and …

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & a cast of veterans for ‘The Full Military Monty’ Soldier On

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 15 March 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer/director Jonathan Guy Lewis (Our Boys) and members of the Soldiers Arts Academy about the world premiere of creator SOLDIER ON, at London’s new Playground Theatre. Got any questions?






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My theatre diary: Three must-see new plays Clarion, Level Playing Field, Oppenheimer

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In amongst the stellar West End revivals of late – not least “mother of all musicals” Gypsy with Imelda Staunton and David Mamet’s American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis and John Goodman – are some spectacular brand-new plays on and off West End. Here are three in particular that I highly, highly recommend. The first two […]






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Arthur Miller centenary: TWO View(s) from the Bridge and a Salesman transfer

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In case you didn’t know it, 2015 marks the centenary of Arthur Miller‘s birth, and what a ripe old time it is for this giant of 20th-century American drama here in Britain. After last year’s incendiary in-the-round production of The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage at the Old Vic, Ivo van Hove‘s award-laden A View From […]






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Picture this: More Views from bridges all over the world

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In today’s other blog post, I’ve been raving about the OTHER current offering of A View From the Bridge on at the moment: Stephen Unwin‘s production for Touring Consortium, starring the brilliant Jonathan Guy Lewis (a very different Eddie Carbone to West End wonder Mark Strong‘s). As I disclosed, I’m loosely connected to Touring Consortium’s View, as I […]






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Review: Our Boys (Duchess Theatre)

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Television can make gods of competent actors. The womanly throng crowding the stage door of Our Boys is hungry for Laurence Fox (Lewis), Arthur Darvill (Dr Who) and Matthew Lewis (a nicely matured Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter). But it’s to their credit that the other three actors in this six-man piece are equally good. […]

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