What they've been saying online & in print
Compared to escaping into the metaverse, the sensation of being part of a theatre audience is visceral and life-affirming, says pioneering producer and emerging-talent champion Isabella Macpherson. Here’s how shared experiences are giving us a sense of freedom again…
When actress Gala Gordon and producer Isabella Macpherson established Platform Presents they wanted to redress the balance in theatre. They weren’t expecting a pandemic to make some changes of its own. Nick Curtis meets the women pivoting to transform London’s West End.
"What counts is the ambience – the halfway state aligning both with the characters’ condition and the Covid context. We’re all sitting on grief at the moment. This succinct effort allows that a brief bubbling forth.”
- Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
"Good Grief is a bittersweet study of bereavement..: The script expertly packs an eight-month arc of bereavement into less than 50 minutes.”
- Nick Curtis, Evening Standard
Good Grief Review: Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel rehearsed for two days on Zoom before being filmed in a studio in Lorien Haynes’s impressively naturalistic bereavement story.
Preacher writer Mary Laws: 'I'm happy to get angry and deep about faith and God'. As her horror comedy Blueberry Toast is staged in London, the Texan talks about how Christianity informs everything she writes...
Why so many Hollywood actresses are turning producer: Actress Gala Gordon explains why she and so many of her acting peers are following the Reese Witherspoon producer formula...
We talk to Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson of Platform Presents on the hybrids giving a boost to the performing arts industry and meet the young film-maker celebrating Rachel Carson and Silent Spring in a new film Nevergreen.