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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… ETT Director Rachel Tackley

English Touring Theatre was founded in 1993 to create outstanding theatre and tour it to the widest possible audience.In 2008 Rachel Tackley took over the directorship of the company, making ETT the first large scale subsidised touring company to be producer-led.Under Tackley's leadership the scope of ETT's work widened to include adaptations of classic novels (Great Expectations, Grapes of Wrath), ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Daniel Boys

Daniel Boys has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise since first coming to the broader public’s attention as a contestant on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s reality show, Any Dream Will Do. However, the 34-year old has already accrued an impressive portfolio of rôles, from Russell Labey’s unnerving Wolfboy to the much lighter Avenue Q, the thoughtful Rent, and frothy High Society. He’s ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Emily Tierney

Emily Tierney is currently playing Glinda in the first ever UK &Ireland tour of Wicked, the smash hit musical by Stephen Schwartz, it recently opened at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, taking time in her busy schedule Emily spoke to John Roberts about the show, about how intimate she has become with the "Good Witch" and how playing with teddies ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of Aberdeen’s sparkling Cinderella

Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre will be staging Cinderella with an all-star Scottish cast for 2013’s festive season, promising participatory, comic entertainment for all ages. Running from Saturday 30thNovember to Sunday 5thJanuary, the production will see Rab C. Nesbitt’s well-known housewives, Barbara Rafferty and Elaine C Smith, taking to the stage together again as Wicked Stepmother and Fairy Godmother, respectively. Gillian ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Gonzo Moose artistic director Mark Dawson

Along with the rest of Gonzo Moose, Mark Dawson is about to take his madcap romp I’m An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!out for the second time. He trained at Circomedia, Centre for Physical Theatre and Circus in Bristol. Gonzo Moose specialises in devised comedy theatre that combines improvisation, clowning and physical theatre.Over the last seven years, Dawson has ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin

Having been in showbiz for 46 years, Keith Chegwin is best known for his comedy antics and ‘Wey-hey’ catchphrase. An apparent convert to ice skating, he shocked audiences with his surprisingly good performances on Dancing on Ice earlier this year and is surprising us yet again with a lead rôle in the national tour of The Nutcracker on Ice.Nicole Evans ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of the Lion King

Anticipation has been building throughout the country since the announcement in January that Disney’s legendary musical The Lion King would make its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse this autumn. The international cast of 52 performers from 18 different countries have arrived this week in Edinburgh with 23 trucks and to the news that over 210,000 tickets have been sold ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Pam Ayres

The poet and comedienne Pam Ayres talks to Agnes Frimston about her new collection of poems, You Made Me Late Again, loving twitter and bees and what hating sherry might mean for her career. Hi Pam, congratulations on the launch of your new book. What can fans expect from You Made Me Late Again? It's a collection of all the ...

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