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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Adam Sunderland, director of The Jungle Book

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons chats to director Adam Sunderland about his work with young people and the new production of The Jungle Book at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. What was it like doing the Heinz tomato soup commercial as a child? It was a bit like with these we’re working with at the moment in Kirklees on The ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Do your research!

Apologies to regular readers of my ramblings for a longer than normal interval between my blogs. That said I’m confident that nobody has been pacing up and down the cyber corridor anxiously waiting for its arrival either. As you can imagine it’s been rather a manic time of late. 19 months of preparation came to fruition a few weeks ago ...

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OPINION: Summer Budget 2015 – The fringe theatre perspective

  There’s been lots of media coverage over the impact on yesterday’s Budget from George Osborne on individual incomes. But what about the impact on fringe theatre? Theatre 503’s Associate Artistic Director, Lisa Cagnacci, guides us through the budget from the fringe perspective. Summer Budget 2015: The fringe theatre perspective In which we answer everything a fringe theatre aficionado could ...

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INTERVIEW: De Oscuro’s Judith Roberts on Triptych

Right now, as you read this, soldiers are risking their lives. Brave men and women from across the United Kingdom have made the decision to carry out military service, even if the cause they’re fighting for isn’t their own. What happens in these volatile environments has been well-documented (often glamorised), but the impact these events have on people’s lives still ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Noel Sullivan

The Public Reviews’ Gemma Hirst catches up with actor Noel Sullivan in between shows to chat about the current UK tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, his new album and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Have you always wanted to get into musical theatre, even before joining Hear’Say? Yes! It was always my plan really. I was on that path before I joined ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Onwards and upwards

Where does the time go? We are just a few days away from the final part of TheMTA’s #bigmove and, of course, it’s the most exciting part of the journey. On 6th July we start the final term of this academic year in our lovely new premises. Nearly 18 months since we first started exploring our options over at the ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Javaad Alipoor

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Bradford playwright Javaad Alipoor about his new show with Northern Lines, The Rising of the Moon, playing as part of this year’s Bradford Festival. For people who aren’t aware of Chartists, could you explain their aims and intentions? Chartists were a series of uprisings in Bradford that culminated in a great uprising of ...

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FILM REVIEW: London Road

Screenplay and Lyrics: Alecky Blythe Composer: Adam Cork Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When it was first announced as a stage project for the National Theatre, London Road raised a few eyebrows. Was a piece looking at the impact of the serial killer Steve Wright on the Ipswich community a suitable topic for a stage production, even though ...

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