The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.

The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.

Jo Brand and Meera Syal become 'dementia friends'.

Jo Brand and Meera Syal become 'dementia friends'.

Meera Syal with one of her daughters. Wrote Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee.  Starred in a Desi-British version of SNL, Goodness Gracious Me.

Meera Syal on Mediterranean cruises? Goodness gracious me!

Meera Syal with one of her daughters. Wrote Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee. Starred in a Desi-British version of SNL, Goodness Gracious Me.

The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal.  Brimming with warmth, wit and indignation, Meera Syal immerses us in a double story of friendship, family and the lengths women will go to have a child.

The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal. Brimming with warmth, wit and indignation, Meera Syal immerses us in a double story of friendship, family and the lengths women will go to have a child.

Meera Syal - Asians depicted on TV, a little backward

Meera Syal: TV's portrayal of British Asians has 'gone backwards'

Meera Syal - Asians depicted on TV, a little backward

Here's Meera Syal looking lovely...if you're into India grannies LOL

Here's Meera Syal looking lovely...if you're into India grannies LOL

British comedian Meera Syal teamed a silver duster coat with a glittering black scarf and ...

Damian Lewis hits the red carpet for star-studded BBC Films gala

British comedian Meera Syal teamed a silver duster coat with a glittering black scarf and ...

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meera syal - Google Search

meera syal - Google Search

Meera Syal:: ' In a multicultural country, we should "broaden the curriculum rather than narrow it'. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer

Meera Syal deplores Michael Gove's policy to exclude books that inspired her to write

Meera Syal:: ' In a multicultural country, we should "broaden the curriculum rather than narrow it'. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer

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