Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at this week’s post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show which, many years ago, when Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary about Count Carl von Cosel.
If you had to choose just three Hollywood legends to build a theatre show around, who would you choose? For Sirens of the Silver Screen, Beth Burrows selected Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. At last week’s post-show discussion hosted by MyTheatreMates’ Terri Paddock at the Tabard Theatre, she explained why she did, how much fun she had researching each and to which she feels most connected.
Check out the (nearly) full-length Q&A video below for more on the delicacies of rehearsing and performing such a sexually graphic piece, the secrets of Liz Ascroft‘s phenomenal set, a team of veteran creative geniuses, political resonances, generational divides – and a surprising amount of laughter for a play about a modern plague!
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”.
Some of the language in Simon Stephens’ 2003 play One Minute sparked a local controversy in Cirencester amongst some theatregoers who found it to be excessive, unnecessary and offensive. The Barn Theatre embraced the feedback and made it a focus of the post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on 25 May 2018…
A keen audience of Anthony Horowitz fans and super sleuthers at Mindgame made for a highly revealing post-show Q&A. How many set secrets did we correctly identify? And which character, plot and research twists? Warning: if you want to be surprised when you see this mind-bending thriller, absolutely DON’T listen to the podcast beforehand. But rise to the […]