Thu, 6 February 2020
18:00 – 20:00 GMT
50 Bedford Square
£5.98 – £16.76
Suitable for writers, performers and theatre-makers of all types, this unique event will focus on how the theatre blogosphere of writers, reviewers and pundits has moved from the dawn of the carefully crafted longform post to today’s digital newsletters and social media threads.
Megan Vaughan, author of Theatre Blogging published by Methuen Drama, will be joined by Alice Saville, editor of Exeunt Magazine and second-in-command at TimeOut’s Theatre section, and Vinay Patel, acclaimed playwright and BAFTA-award nominee for Murdered by My Father.
Doors open and complimentary drinks from 6:00 to 6:30pm. Our guests in conversation from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, followed by Q&A and book signing. Event concludes at 8:00pm
MEGAN VAUGHAN is a writer and researcher currently based in Colchester, Essex. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bloggers to have covered London theatre, her blog, Synonyms For Churlish, was active from 2008 until 2016. Now a PhD researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, she is completing a thesis on amateur theatre criticism and the internet. Her first book, Theatre Blogging: the Emergence of a Critical Culture, is published by Methuen Drama.
ALICE SAVILLE is editor of Exeunt, as well as working as a freelance arts journalist for publications including Time Out, Fest and Auditorium magazine. Follow her on Twitter @Raddington_B
VINAL PATEL’S debut play, True Brits, opened at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, before transferring to the Bush Theatre and Vault Festival. His latest play, An Adventure, ran at the Bush in late 2018. His first piece for television, Murdered By My Father, won the Royal Television Society award for Best Single Drama and was nominated for three BAFTAs, winning for Best Actor. Vinay was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit for his work. He has since written for Paines Plough, ITV, Channel 4 and the BFI, as well as contributing to the bestselling collection of essays, The Good Immigrant. Most recently, Vinay wrote on the latest season of Doctor Who and is working on further projects for TV, theatre, radio and film.