As a result of the pandemic, Manchester-based LGBTQ+ theatre company Green Carnation was on the verge of calling it a day.Read the full story..
Late Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014 and a 15-year-old Katie Damer is waiting at a red light on Bury’s Dumers Lane as she cycles home from school.Read the full story..
Choosing to produce One Man, Two Guvnors, a play by Richard Bean known as ‘the funniest show on the planet’, could have been an act of hubris.Read the full story..
Here’s the thing. On paper, Mischief’s The Play That Goes Wrong might not sound like much.Read the full story..
Steve Delaney’s comic creation Count Arthur Strong is so unique, so distinctive and so perfectly-formed that it must be a constant head-scratcher thinking up new things to actually do with him.Read the full story..
How much Partridge is too much? It’s a question that Steve Coogan seems to have wrestled with over the years.Read the full story..
“I feel like an imposter waiting to be caught out by other writers.” Tim Firth talks to Northern Soul
You know that man, the man who can? Tim Firth is that man. His CV ranges from radio jingles, MC for stand-up comics, songwriter and playwright through to adapter of plays, writer of musicals, and screenwriter.Read the full story..
A new production of Harold Pinter’s award-winning drama The Homecoming starring Mathew Horne, Keith Allen and Ian Bartholomew is coming to York Theatre Royal later this month. Here, Horne and Allen talk about the 1960s masterpiece.Read the full story..
From its underground conception in the drag bars of 90s New York where its name spread by word of mouth from lips as unlikely to lock as those of early admirers Barry Manilow and David Bowie, to its ill-starred incarnation in a film that opened then faded in the debris of 9/11; from slow-burning reappreciation through a second life on DVD to providing an early plot point in Sex Education, the cult of Hedwig has swollen in proportion across the decades, gathering disciples devoted to its singular subject.Read the full story..
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