Remember D:Ream’s “Things Can Only Get Better”? I was bopping along in my seat to that New Labour anthem and so many other chart-topping hits from my youth before curtain up at Education Education Education last week at Trafalgar Studios.
With the horrific news this past week of the lesbian couple who were taunted and physically attacked by a group of male teenagers on a London nightbus, the themes discussed at Terri Paddock’s recent post-show Q&A – including the urgent need to for LGBT+ inclusivity education in schools – become more worryingly timely than ever…
After The Play That Goes Wrong, I closed out #MischiefMay last month, celebrating the world-dominating achievements of the comedy masters at Mischief Theatre, with my second of two post-show Q&As to the company’s two current West End hits.
“Watch the feather duster!” That’s the ambiguous advice from director Penelope Chater, whose production, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, arrives at the Bread and Roses Theatre next week. Watch her interview, then book your tickets!
I can’t believe that Amour has posted early closing notices at Charing Cross Theatre. This beautiful production now must finish on Saturday 8 June 2019. So please watch and share this post-show Q&A video – and then book to see the show – ASAP!
At the first of two #MischiefMay post-show Q&As, celebrating the world-dominating success of the comedy genius of Mischief Theatre, Mate Terri Paddock quizzes the West End cast of The Play That Goes Wrong.
Why did entertainer and somatic sexologist Laura-Doe Harris begin performing her international hit cabaret about female sexuality, what are the myths she’s still trying to dispel and how did a call from her Mum spark her imagination? Discover this and more in her interview about Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, then book your tickets!
Visits to the Coronet Theatre, until recently known as The Print Room at the Coronet, make me miss the days when I lived in Notting Hill (or rather, near enough, Ladbroke Grove). Recently, I returned to chair a post-show Q&A at the world premiere of Alix Sobler’s The Glass Piano, specially programmed to launch this fresh chapter in the building’s history.
Timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the full-length premiere of Rachel Tookey’s award-winning new play Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem is now running at the Old Red Lion Theatre. I got to speak to Rachel and her producer-sister Hannah about how their own family inspired this story exploring how trauma and mental illness can be passed from one generation to the next.
The Cervantes Theatre’s headlines its third New Spanish Playwriting season with the full UK and English-language premiere of Denise Despeyroux’s one-woman show The Reality, which had a dramatised reading at the theatre last year.