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INTERVIEW: Maria Tivnan – Pleasure Ground, National Tour

Fregoli Theatre Company are in the middle of a national tour for their highly acclaimedPleasure Ground(see our review of last year's show in Galway here). Ciara L Murphy, Regional Editor for Ireland caught up with company member Maria Tivnan to find out how they were getting on and what they have in store in the future. Ciara L Murphy: Pleasure ...

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INTERVIEW: Sam Lupton on Starting Here, Starting Now

Musical Theatre performer Sam Lupton

Musical Theatre actor Sam Lupton is probably best known for Being a Little Bit Racist in Avenue Q and Dancing Through Life as Boq in Wicked. Currently rehearsing for a revival of Maltby and Shire's rarely performed song cycle Starting Here, Starting Now,John Roberts catches up with him during rehearsals for a quick chat about the show. What have been ...

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INTERVIEW: Kully Thiarai, her Curtain Call and CAST

By Ron Simpson On 25 April 2016, CAST in Doncaster is to hold a special event, a “Give What You Can” fundraising evening for the theatre with Artistic Director Kully Thiarai, joined by friends and guests for an evening of memories, music and performance. The special significance of what is certain to be a warm-hearted and entertaining evening is that ...

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INTERVIEW: Rifco’s Pravesh Kumar talks about Laila – The Musical

When actor and director Pravesh Kumar started Rifco in 1999, it was to redress a perceived lack of voice for other British Asian artists and an almost non-existent theatre-going experience for those from the same community, which he felt was an untapped market. Seventeen years on, Kumar’s vision has been vindicated and the long-held belief that the British Asian community ...

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INTERVIEW: Hadley Fraser takes a Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Hadley Fraser

Hadley Fraser must have built up some good karma in a previous life. For 10 years he was a leading man in a number of musicals including two successful stints inLes Miserables, portraying Raul in the 25thanniversary ofThe Phantom of the Operaand aged just 26 opening a show on BroadwayThe Pirate Queen(though it'sarguablethe luck kicked back, the show created by ...

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INTERVIEW – Harold Sanditen on Flyin’ High

Harold Sanditen

After 20 years as a theatre producer, Harold Sanditen decided to move into performing cabaret.Sanditen now hosts the long-running Open Mic Night at London's The Crazy Coqs. As well as hosting, Sanditen has an extensive cabaret career of his own, and his latest show, Flyin' High, has now been captured on CD. Here Sanditen talks to Glen Pearce about cabaret, ...

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