West End Stars on Theatre Etiquette

Theatre Etiquette is an issue that will sadly probably never go away. Any regular theatre-goer will have probably been frustrated at one time or another with audience members talking or using the dreaded mobile phone during a performance. One question I often ask people during interviews is what annoys them about theatre etiquette. I decided […]

What The Ladybird Heard

What The Ladybird Heard is based on the children’s picture book, written by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This relatively short story has been cleverly padded out to fill an hour on stage by spending the first 20 minutes or so with the cast waiting for Dave to turn up in his lorry with all […]

Fflur Wyn has Tea With Wilma

Can you tell me about some of your career highlights for anyone who may not be familiar with you work? I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the country’s best opera houses, along with some wonderful houses in Europe and beyond. For me, some of the highlights would be performing the role of […]

Wolf Kisses

    The very small and baron black box space of The Old Red Lion Theatre leaves much to the imagination with only a bench, a stool and a small pile of books in a very dimly lit set. Wolf Kisses is originally a Spanish piece of theatre that examines the fragile boundaries between love, […]


Tucked away amongst the startlingly shiny office blocks of Euston is the Camden People’s Theatre. Delightfully ramshackle and serving quality wine for very reasonable prices, it has the air of student digs or a proletarian meeting place. Staging new work is always going to be risky. If an audience has never seen your work before […]

Mummenschanz: The Musicians of Silence

No music. No singing. No words. Silence. The concept of Mummenshanz was created by Floriana Frassetto when she met clowns Before and Lost (Andres Bissard and Bernie Schürch) in 1972. Four performers (Floriana Frassetto, Philipp Egli, Raffaella Mattioli and Pietro Montandon) use a variety of generic objects to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, creating […]


100 years since the outbreak of World War I we are still asking ourselves the same questions about war. What do people fight for? Why do they fight? This is precisely what Boy (directed by Nick Connaughton and Tony Adigun) tries to find out in a contemporary production based on the true story of Jack […]

Son of Man

A small, claustrophobic crypt. A single lamp. Darkness. Cloaked figures. Torture, sin and death. Crafted from 48 Medieval mystery plays, Son of Man seeks to explore the relationship between existence and morality. God (Noah Carvajal) and the Devil (Eli Carvajal) are arguing about humanity. Mankind is supposed to live by the Ten Commandments, yet few […]

Shakespeare in Love

16 years after the award-winning film won our hearts in the cinema, Lee Hall’s adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, directed by Declan Donnellan, has hit the West End amidst speculation and anticipation. For can a play really do credit to such a film? For once, the answer is a resounding yes. There may not be […]

Gary Wilmot has Tea With Wilma

Gary Wilmot is currently starring as Vernon Hines in The Pajama Game at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. I sat down with Gary for a cup of tea and a chat about the show.

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