Peter Darney is currently directing gay crime thriller Kompromat by David Thame, which was inspired by the 2010 ‘spy in the bag’ murders and opens at the Vault Festival this week.
I spoke with writer Patrick Cash and director Peter Darney about their experiences with the King’s Head in the past, their hopes for the show in the future and their excitement at being a part of such a landmark celebratory year.
A chill-out that summarises the current state of Britain’s chemsex scene – drugs, sex parties and damaged backstories are all part of the package. 5 Guys Chillin’ is a verbatim consolidation of how this sub-sector is perceived by those on the inside.
And now it’s back for a three-week run in its home venue. Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and Edinburgh, Peter Darney‘s verbatim drama returns with some familiar cast faces, none moreso than Elliot Hadley.
Cross-gender and gender blind casting goes a long way to fight the pervasive gender inequality in theatre. With male characters dominating Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, these casting approaches, along with all-female productions, are the only way to work towards achieving equality in classical productions. At the Rose Playhouse, director Peter Darney of Em-Lou Productions takes […]