EJ Stedman

EJ Stedman

EJ is a cultural and political correspondent, contributing to Litro, The F Word and Verbal Remedy. EJ studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is a fully qualified puppeteer (yes, really). She is a keen cyclist even though she keeps falling off, and otherwise enjoys growing pansies, playing the ukulele and mainlining custard creams. EJ is also rather good at mime, which we can all agree is an underrated skill.

TLE meets…comedian Phil Nichol

TLE meets…comedian Phil Nichol

I will call Phil Nichol tomorrow at noon. I was meant to call Phil Nichol today at noon, but I got stuck in a meeting about which shade of green is the best (subjective, no?) and we have to reschedule. Which is fine - he tells me, when we do...

Theatre Review: HIR, Bush Theatre

Theatre Review: HIR, Bush Theatre

When the weather reaches over 30 degrees, all plays should have to incorporate an air conditioning unit into their set by law. Fortunately, HIR has come prepared, and sitting in the auditorium of the Bush Theatre is a sweet, blessed relief after the persistent heat wave raging outside. In the...

Review: Liza Sings Streisand

Review: Liza Sings Streisand

If the era of the grand dame is over, Liza Pulman has not got the memo. She has a lovely voice, a genuine smile, and the kind of sparkly eyes men of a certain age go totally dippy for. Throw in two dramatic gowns, a neck full of diamonds and...

Theatre Review: Shit-faced Shakespeare, Leicester Square Theatre

Theatre Review: Shit-faced Shakespeare, Leicester Square Theatre

Anarchy! Chaos! Confusion, sex, and booze. Dancing, singing, shouting, swearing, drinking. Subterfuge! Brawls! Danger, and iambic pentameter. I'm either talking about the original Globe Theatre or Shit-faced Shakespeare, and the two are arguably interchangeable; I doubt you'll see a more historically accurate rendition of Elizabethan theatre without a time machine....

Interview: Sven Ratzke – Starman

Interview: Sven Ratzke – Starman

“Go fuck yourself” Sven Ratzke says, kindly. Ratzke has cleverly managed to be both Dutch and German, and therefore merrily walks the line of being very easy to chat to whilst taking absolutely no nonsense from anyone at any time. Ratzke has been touring the world as the creator and...

Review: Room – Theatre Royal Stratford East

Review: Room – Theatre Royal Stratford East

The one thing I was not expecting from a play about a woman and a child imprisoned in a shed was that it would actually be a musical. For anyone with their head in a bucket, the play Room is the same room as the film Room, which was the...

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