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Actually post-show Q&A: Grappling with the grey areas around truth & consent

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler’s provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after last week’s performance at Trafalgar Studios.

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the European premiere of Actually in the West End

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, this Friday 9 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to Actually stars Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda. We’ve got plenty to talk about here with competing versions of the same night’s hook-up. Got any questions?

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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes with Yasmin Paige & Simon Manyonda Actually rehearsals

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It’s nearly time for the European premiere of Actually, the new play by Photograph 51’s Anna Ziegler. Sneak a peek at what Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda have been getting up to in rehearsals ahead of the two-hander’s run at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios from 6 to 31 August 2019. Time to get booking!

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Five things you may not know about Glenda Jackson… now King Lear

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I suppose what I’m driving at is that having swerved from the stage into a political career, my concern was how easily could she take up acting again? The astonishing thing about King Lear is that the answer is seamlessly: with power, and clarity, and complete command of the stage. Given how much acting has changed since 1980, this is astonishing and she deserves to be seen.