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INTERVIEW – Patrick Sandford on the cathartic power of theatre

Older Man and figurine

Patrick Sandford has had an illustrious career as one of the country’s most respected directors and Artistic Directors and is about to return to Brighton Fringe with the debut of his new play Blooming, which follows the success of his moving autobiographical play Groomed at the festival last year and will shortly be opening at London’s Soho Theatre. Taking a break ...

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INTERVIEW: Aukje Verhoog – Amsterdam Fringe to Brighton Fringe

Aukje Verhoog

Brighton Fringe has always had an international feel to it, with performers from across the world bringing their work to the Sussex coast. This year though sees 14 UK premieres taking place in Brighton from The Netherlands. In a partnership between Brighton Fringe and The Amsterdam Fringe, The Dutch Season offers a chance to view some of the very best ...

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INTERVIEW: Rob Van Vuuren – South Africa to Brighton

Rob Van Vuuren

Rob Van Vuuren’s name may not be instantly recognisable in the UK but, in his native South Africa, Van Vuuren is a household name. As well as an acclaimed stage and film actor, an accomplished writer and director, Van Vuuren has hosted South Africa’s Got Talent and won the fifth series of the country’s version of Strictly Come Dancing with a ...

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INTERVIEW: Jimmy Osborne on Maisie Says She Loves Me

Playwright Jimmy Osborne and long-time collaborator David Aula were the hit of The Vault Festival in 2014 with their adaptation of The Cement Garden. Now the pair return to the festival with their new show Maisie Says She Loves Me. Osborne sat down with Glen Pearce to talk about the show and the process of writing.  You’ve written Maisie Says ...

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10 Minutes with… Prom Kween writer Rebecca Humphries

In 2016, for the first time in American history, a boy won the coveted crown of Prom Queen at his high school in New York City. Now, Matthew Crisson, who identifies as “non-binary” (meaning neither male nor female), has become the subject of a new play written by musical comedy duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. PAUL COUCH caught up ...

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INTERVIEW: Scott Reid on Curious Incident

One of the most successful plays of the last couple of years, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time takes to the road again this month in a new national tour. Opening at Salford’s The Lowry before travelling the country, Scott Reid is steadying himself for the tour. He spoke to The Reviews Hub’s Donna Kelly as he ...

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