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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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INTERVIEW: Michael Thomas Jenkins on The Last Five Years

The Last Five Yearstours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury thisweek after a successful run in Chester inJuly (read our 4* review here).Michael Thomas Jenkins took time out to speak to The Reviews Hub about the show and his influences. Where did your love of Musical Theatre come from? My love for musical theatre first started when I played Nicely Nicely ...

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INTERVIEW: Laura Coard on The Last Five Years in Shrewsbury

Actress Laura Coard as Cathy in Monsta Productions The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years tours to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury next week after a successful run in Chester in July (read our 4* review here). With diverse roles such as Nancy in Oliver! and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Laura Coard chats toThe Reviews Hub about playing Cathy and her varied musical career. Where did your love of Musical ...

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HighTide Festival: Sam Hodges recalls the early days

Sam Hodges

East Anglia has always had a thriving theatrical scene, but recent years has seen nationwide attention focus on the region for the number of successful festivals the area hosts. Aldeburgh, Norfolk and Norwich, Latitude and Pulse just a handful of the arts festivals that see the region punching way above its weight. Ten years ago, HighTide joined those ranks, and ...

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INTERVIEW: Steven Arnold’s streetwise take on life after death

A nation wept when lovable, if gullible, butcher Ashley Peacock exited Britain's longest-running soap in 2010after getting squished by a tram but, unlike many before him, Steven Arnold has kept on working to prove to the public that there's more to him than lamb kidneys and scrag-end. Now a veteran of the theatre, Arnold spoke to Paul Couch ahead of ...

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INTERVIEW: The Naked Magicians bare all

Stage magic is making something of a comeback with shows coming up with ever more spectacular visual effects to wow their audiences. For Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, aka The Naked Magicians, though, the approach has been more back to basics, promising full frontal nudity with sleeves up and pants down. Glen Pearce sat down with the boys as they ...

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INTERVIEW: Sue Devaney toasts When We Are Married

Sue Devaney in rehearsal for When We Are Married

Actress Sue Devaney has become one of TVs most recognisable faces, with iconic roles in Dinnerladies, Casualty, Johnny Briggs and Coronation Street behind her. Devaney though also has an extensive stage career and is currently in rehearsal for J. B. Priestley’s When We Are Married for Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal. She spoke to Glen Pearce about the play ...

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