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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Blake Morrison

Blake Morrison is a poet, novelist and librettist, as well as the author of two bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me. His first new collection of poems in 30 years, Shingle Street, is set on the Suffolk coast and Morrison will be reading extracts from the collection in Suffolk ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Kneehigh’s Emma Rice

Visitorsto the 10thanniversary edition of Latitude Festival willbe the first to catch acclaimed theatre company Kneehigh's new show,946. Adapted from Michael Morpurgo's novel, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, the story gives an insight into a mostlyforgotten true story from the Second World War. Director and co-adaptor Emma Rice - who is soon to take up her new rôle as ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Robin Norton-Hale

Opera Up Close has developed a reputation for bringing fresh and intimate stagings of opera into new venues. Combining first class acting and singing and inventive orchestrations, the company has now staged 21 operas. As their production of Verdi's La traviata prepares to open at Kilburn's Tricycle Theatre, Opera Up Close's Artistic Director, Robin Norton-Hale, spoke to Glen Pearce about ...

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INTERVIEW: Latitude founder Melvin Benn

As the sun shines on Henham Park in Suffolk it is hard to believe that in a month's time this rural parkland, currently home to grazing sheep and cattle, will be transformed under a sea of tents and stages as the 10th Latitude Festival takes place. Before work to set up the festival starts, Paul Couch spoke to Latitude founder ...

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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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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Tom Varey

It’s not often that audiences get the chance to see a new Tennessee Williams play. Originally a short story by Williams, he later adapted it as a screenplay, but it was considered too taboo for Hollywood of the 1960s. One Arm has now been adapted it for the stage and receives a UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse from June ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Ben Stott

Salisbury Playhouse and Colchester's Mercury Theatre have been invaded by blood sucking plants from out of space as the venues pair up to co-produce a revival of cult musical Little Shop Of Horrors. After a successful run in Salisbury, the show has just opened in Colchester and Ben Stott took time out to talk to Glen Pearce about playing Seymour ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Alecky Blythe on London Road Film

London Road has proved to be one of the National Theatre’s most popular productions in recent years. Following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run in the Cottesloe, the show transferred to the larger Olivier stage and has now been adapted for the big screen. Following the impact on the residents of Ipswich’s London Road during the investigation and trial of serial ...

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