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My Dad’s Gap Year Q&A video & photos: Launching Tom Wright & Rikki Beadle-Blair’s unstoppable collaboration

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The Park Theatre has been absolutely buzzing with two sell-out shows, including in Park 90, Tom Wright’s debut play My Dad’s Gap Year, which has nearly sold out the rest of its run too. What’s the secret alchemy between Wright and his director Rikki Beadle-Blair?

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What does San Domino have in common with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret?

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Before the performance at Tristan Bates Theatre, the 16-strong company of San Domino entertain theatregoers in the bar with some jaunty patriotic songs, with which they lead them into the auditorium. It’s somewhat akin to the chilling scene in Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret when the Hitler Youth sings “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”.






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‘Never underestimate the power of representation’: Tom Mack on the need for more gay stories like Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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Tom Mack, currently studying for an MA in Creative Producing at Mountview, shared this piece with the Mates on why, as a young gay man, it’s so gratifying to see out-and-proud stories like those in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the recent film Love, Simon onstage and screen. “Yeah…” My answer in response to my brother saying to me “You’re …