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Games for Lovers Q&A video: Just how much has dating really changed… for good or bad?

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After The Girl on the Train post-show Q&A, director Anthony Banks and I had to squeeze in another one together to his second current hit in London, Games for Lovers – which also meant I got to return to The Vaults for producer James Seabright’s third offering this summer.

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Post-show Q&A: How many different ways can one audience interpret Equus?

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How many different ways can one play be interpreted? The company of Equus were very keen not to impose their opinions but the audience at last night’s post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios had plenty of their own. Which were right? All of them! And what a knowledgeable audience it was. Many had seen this or other previous […]

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Q&A video: Why Creation’s The Tempest is worth travelling for & immersing yourself in

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After chairing events for London transfers of Creation Theatre’s The Pit and The Pendulum and Dracula, I was chuffed to be invited to see them on their ‘home turf’ in Oxford and host a post-show Q&A for their new gaming take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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Q&A video: Why is it so important to know your history in The Time Of Our Lies?

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A quick show of hands at this week’s Q&A at the Park Theatre confirmed my suspicion: most people, even left-leaning people, have not heard of Howard Zinn. Like those in the audience, before this show, I counted myself amongst them. So by that measure alone, Bianca Bagatourian’s The Time Of Our Lies is a success.

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Q&A video: Talking to Apphia Campbell about Nina Simone & Black Is the Color of My Voice

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The “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Caroline in 1933, the sixth of eight children. Though she passed away, aged 70, in 2003, she lives on musically with her enduring standards including “I Put a Spell on You”.

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Citysong Q&A video: Mapping three generations of a Dublin family’s life at Soho Theatre

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I was mesmerised by this time-hopping, Dublin-set urban poem – originally commissioned for a spoken word festival – which, over the course of ninety minutes, captures one day and a multitude of moments and feelings in the lives of three generations of an Irish family.

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Education Education Education Q&A video: How well do you remember New Labour’s 1997 election landslide?

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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.

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Q&A video: Following another LGBT hate crime on London transport, Vincent River is more timely than ever

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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…

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The Glass Piano Q&A video: What is the ‘glass delusion’? How did it affect 19th-century royals?

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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.

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Q&A video: Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem tackles intergenerational mental health matters

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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.