Review | Spiderfly, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

Review | Spiderfly, Theatre503 ⋆⋆⋆

We’ve all read those articles where someone falls victim to the charms of a manipulative psycho and we’re left questioning – ‘why didn’t they just get up and leave?’. Spiderfly points its audience to exactly why this is easier said than done. Esther (Lia Burge) is a couples counselor and is barely holding it together. [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with John Webber

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with John Webber

John Webber's fascinating new play, Spiderfly, opened at Theatre503 this month. In this interview, we discuss his experience of writing his debut play and more. Enjoy! Name: John Webber Role: Playwright and Actor Favourite Show/Play: I loved both B’rer Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Wolfe by Ross Willis at Theatre503. Other favourites have been Dance [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Jordan Benjamin

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Jordan Benjamin

'Extremism', which opened this month at Theatre Peckham, is a political play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society. In this interview, Jordan and I discuss his role as Assistant Director, the difficult themes raised in Anders Lustgarten’s  play and opportunites for BAME creatives in theatre. Name: Jordan Benjamin Role: Assistant Director, [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Grace Gummer

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Grace Gummer

My next wonderful guest in this series is Grace Gummer, director of 'Germ Free Adolescent', which is running at The Bunker Theatre this month. During the show's run, the Bunker Theatre announced that unfortunately it will be closing its doors in March 2020 due to a proposed redevelopment of the site. The converted car park [...]

Review | Germ Free Adolescent, The Bunker Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Germ Free Adolescent, The Bunker Theatre ⋆⋆⋆⋆

I'm well known to gather leaflets wherever I can, particularly ones in the entrance of a theatre before a show begins. But in ‘Germ Free Adolescent’, sixteen-year old Ashley puts my leaflet gathering abilities to shame. She has meticulously gathered four of each STD related leaflet that she owns and has learnt all that there [...]

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Deborah Lean

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Deborah Lean

Anyone who knows me, knows that 'Ragtime', is my all-time favourite musical. So the news that Sedos, an amateur theatre company based in London, would be staging the show this November was like Christmas come early. When I learnt that this production would have a 33 person cast and an 18 piece orchestra, I was [...]