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INTERVIEW: Harry Melling on becoming a handyman

Many will remember actor Harry Melling as Harry Potter's obnoxious spoiled cousin, Dudley, but 16 years on and with a raft of West End plays under his belt (including one he wrote himself), the 26-year-old has moved on and is embracing new challenges, including that of actor-puppeteer inMoritz von Stuelpnagel'srisqué comedy, Hand to God. Melling took time out of rehearsals ...

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INTERVIEW: Lisa Maxwell

Lisa Maxwell in rehearsal for End Of The Rainbow

For those who think an actor’s life is glamourous, think again. You may be about to play one of the biggest names in 20th Century showbiz but pressures of rehearsals still mean you have to grab lunch on the fly as you get a much-needed break. Glen Pearce caught up with Lisa Maxwell, who is taking on the iconic role ...

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16 For 2016: Jemima Levick

Dundee Rep's Jemima Levick

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Dundee Rep Theatre opened in 1982 and houses the Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning. Dundee Rep has established a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost theatre companies, performing at home and touring nationally and internationally. The Scottish powerhouse created the musical Sunshine On Leith, featuring the music ...

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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Da Silva

  The World Goes Round - The Songs of Kander &Ebb transfers to the St James Theatre andThe Reviews Hub‘s John Roberts caught up with Alexandra Da Silva just before the start of rehearsals Where did your love of musical theatre come from? Everyone has that special showor moment that happens to them at some point in their life, whether ...

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16 For 2016: Neil McPherson

Big isn't necessarily better and the 50-seat Finborough Theatre has set about proving that over and over again for the last 35 years. Founded in 1980, the bijou London venue presents plays and musical theatre focused on new writing, as well as rediscovering neglected works from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The theatre came under threat in 2015 as the ...

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16 For 2016: Jenny Sealey

Our series 16 for 2016, talking to Artistic Directors about the highlights and challenges of the last year, and the year ahead continues with Jenny Sealey of Graeae Theatre Company. Sealey joined Graeae as Artistic Director in 1997, she co-directed the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony alongside Bradley Hemmingsand is recognised as one of the leading voices on accessibility in ...

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16 For 2016: Mark Everett

Mark Everett of the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

Continuing our fascinating series of interviews with Artistic Directors and Chief Executives from across the county,16 for 2016 ventures to the Garden of England and Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, re-opened in October 2011 after an extensive rebuild and is one of the country’s leading regional theatres. The Kent venue has recently branched out into producing its own ...

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16 For 2016: Clare Williams

It's not just venues looking forward to 2016. Our theatre landscape is also made up of an impressive number of companies that tour work across the country and engage local communities. Continuing our fascinating series 16 for 2016, we head to Wales to visit Hijinx Theatre company. Based at Wales Millennium Centre, Hijinx tours small-scale theatre throughout the UK and ...

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