Theo Bosanquet sits down with the one and only Olivier Award winner Janie Dee to discuss her plans for appearing on a much bigger stage. She is to star in the London transfer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang.
Whilst appearing there, Dee is to co-produce the inaugural London Climate Change Festival all happening at the Charing Cross Theatre.
During the day, the venue will play host to workshops for school groups, and there are the post-show talks and cabaret with guest appearances from your favourite theatre and TV folk like Giles Terrera and Rob Brydon among many, many others.
As an added bonus, at the end of the episode, Janie Dee recites one of her favourite speeches from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which she finds just as pertinent today as it was 400 years ago.
Paul Minx - whose plays include The Long Road South which played at the King’s Head Theatre with Imogen Stubbs and Michael Brandon and See How Beautiful I Am at the Bush Theatre - has a new play in town.
The Dog Walker makes its London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre this week with a fantastic cast of Victoria Yeates, seen on the small screen in Call the Midwife and on the big screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and beside her onstage is Andrew Dennis who we say at The National Theatre in One Man, Two Guvnors.
The story is that of Herbert Doakes, a professional dog walker who encounters Keri, a dog owner in an empty-ouzo-bottle-ridden flat, with no sign of a dog. Paul Minx’s story of finding connection in the big city is as moving as it is funny, proving that hope springs in the most unlikely situations.
Welcome to the first ever episode of the No Pressure Podcast hosted by Curtain Call's Matt Humphrey.
Matt is kicking off the series with a duo whose work, ideas and initiative I have much admired since they made a splash on the scene a couple of years ago. The first ‘Platform Presents’ Gala - organised by actress Gala Gordon - featured a star-studded line-up of actors that any red carpet / award ceremony would have been proud to host.
Isabella Macpherson and Gala Gordon are driven, optimistic, passionate and selfless creatives - just the type of creators I love to talk to. They don’t like to restrict themselves to one media - if the project fits, they have the ambition to make it happen. They are kicking off 2020 with the 3rd Poetry Gala at the Savoy Theatre directed by Gemma Arterton, featuring an A-list line-up, and raising funds for their Playwright Prize which will support the work of an emerging writer