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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Ray Quinn

As he prepares for the launch of the new productionThe Songbook of Judy Garland, which is about to tourthe UK, TPR Scotland's Fraser MacDonald caught up with singer, actor and TV star Ray Quinn to talk about the show. FM: Thank you for taking time to talk with us today. Ray, if you could start by giving us a little ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Jim Dale

He was a pop star in the 1960s, worked with Anthony Hopkins and Sir Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre, created the rôle of Barnum on stage and is known as the voice of the Harry Potter audio books in the USA. Here Jim Dale is known for his extensive TV and film work, including the iconic Carry On series. ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Olivia Vinall

Olivia Vinall is currently appearing in Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre. This is her third production at the National, having previously appeared in Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear and King Lear directed by Sam Mendez with Simon Russell Beale. She chats with Charlotte Broadbent about tackling her current rôle, playing at the ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part I

Rich Jevons conducts an in-depth two-part interview with John Godber starting with his days as a drama student and teacher, his reasons for ending his 26-year directorship of Hull Truck Theatre, his film adaptation of Up’n’Under, his Yorkshire roots, am-dram performances of his work, and his writing peer Alan Ayckbourn. Could you tell us a bit about your early days ...

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INTERVIEW: Doors and sardines for Noises Off company

In a rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, things are not going well. Doors are slamming, props are ending up in the wrong place, and the cast are arguing with each other. Audiences needn’t fear, though, as this is all part of the intended chaos created by Michael Frayn’s classic backstage farce Noises Off. Glen Pearce spoke to cast members ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Stephen Webb

Stephen Webb takes time out to chat to The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons about his rôle as Tommy Devito in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys has proved to be a hugely successful show, and the touring version is no different. Congratulations for your recent MTA Award for Best Musical! Tommy Devito is your dream rôle isn’t it? ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Deborah McAndrew

Deborah McAndrew is best known in Yorkshire for her multitude of successful plays for two companies: Northern Broadsides (most recently last year’s award-winning An August Bank Holiday Lark) and Mikron Theatre Company. The Public Reviews’ Ron Simpson talks to her about her next play One of Each, which opens at Mikron’s Marsden Mechanics base on 2nd May 2015. How did ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Amy Leach

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons catches up with Amy Leach, co-founder of the award-winning En Masse Theatre Company for young people, currently directing Little Sure Shot at West Yorkshire Playhouse and community venues across Leeds. What was your early inspiration at Bolton Octagon Theatre like? The thing about the Bolton Octagon is that it’s always been a really renowned youth ...

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