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INTERVIEW: Laura Coard on The Last Five Years in Shrewsbury

Actress Laura Coard as Cathy in Monsta Productions The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years tours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury next week after a successful run in Chester in July (read our 4* review here). With diverse roles such as Nancy in Oliver! and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Laura Coard chats toThe Reviews Hub about playing Cathy and her varied musical career. Where did your love of Musical ...

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FEATURE: 16 Years on and Pulse keeps getting stronger

It's May 2001 and Suffolk Youth Theatre is about to take to the New Wolsey Theatre stage with their innovative adaptation of The Jungle Book. Nothing remarkable about that but the opening night also marked the first performance under the Pulse Festival banner. Over the 16 years between, the festival has grown to become one of the countries most influential ...

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OPINION: Sarah Emmott on how ADHD has shaped her career.

Publicity Image for Art witH Heart's Declaration

Sarah Emmott from Art with Heart talks about the reason behind making Declaration- a newpiece of theatre which explores gaining an ADHD diagnosis as an adult and has been developed as part of The Lowry's "Developed with" programme of work. I was always the first one through the drama classroom door, and the first to be sent out. I was ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Alice Marshall – Vicious

Alice Marshall - Vicious

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Alice Marshall tellsus about her show, Vicious, which she's performing at The Warren, Brighton.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Vicious is a collection of silly, sexy and nasty characters, who've got funny things to say about ...

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NEWS: One year on from devastating blaze, BAC set to rise from the ashes

By Christopher Hong A year since the fire thatdestroyed much of the Grand Hall, the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) has announced a new series of programmes, including the return of live music, the BAC Moving Museum and new creative spaces within the BAC site. On 13 March 2015, during a major renovation programme, a fire broke out in the roof, ...

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INTERVIEW: Fame Costs with Jenifer Bloodsworth

In this series of brief interviews, cruise ship worker, wannabe performer and celebrity stalker Lance talks about fame with the boldest and brightest names in the business we call show. Lance also hosts his un-famous chat show Late with Lance! all around the world and currently in New York City. Fame may cost, but the show and this blog are ...

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INTERVIEW: Thom Southerland on The Smallest Show On Earth

He's the golden boy of musical theatre, gaining a reputation for re-imaginingmega large-scale musicals for studio spaces. Parade, State Fair, Titanic and Grand Hotel are already under Thom Southerland's belt, but now he brings his new adaptation on The Smallest Show On Earth to the stage. Ahead of the tour opening at Colchester's Mercury Theatre, Southerland spoke to Paul Couch ...

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NEWS: RichardRocks parked until 2016

The Swedish producers behind the Richard III rock opera RichardRocks have postponed its London premiere to 2016. RichardRocks,with 35 original songs and a cast of 28, isinspired by Shakespeare’sRichardIIIand by Al Pacino’s 1996 film,Looking forRichard.It has music by Peter Robsahm, a book by Maria Robsahm. Peter Robsahm, who is also the producer, told The Public Reviews: "Our ambition is to ...

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