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INTERVIEW: Jason Donovan talks Priscilla

Jason Donovan and Scottish TV and theatre star Gavin Mitchell talk to The Reviews Hub's Fraser MacDonald about bringing Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Edinburgh this festive season. Over the three times you have played the rôle of Tick, has the show technically changed much? JD: Well, as a touring show, you have to work things differently. On the ...

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INTERVIEW: Scottish comedian Des Clarke talks panto

One of Scotland's best-loved comedians, Des Clarke has amassed a loyal following for both his stand-up gigs and as a radio presenter, waking up the nation each morning with theCapital Radio Breakfast Show. An established newspaper columnist and TV presenter, he has interviewed some of the showbiz world’s biggest names including Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, One Direction and Katy ...

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INTERVIEW: Bristol Wardrobe Theatre’s Matthew Whittle

December is an exciting month for theatre in Bristol, and that’s not just because Warwick Davis is in panto. It’s because Wardrobe Theatre is moving to a brand-new venue in Old Market. The new theatre will have a bigger capacity, bigger shows and wider programming. And their first show, as per the holiday tradition, is another screwy adults-only Christmas show. ...

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INTERVIEW: Will Bourdillon on 10th Anniversary of The Miniaturists

Writing a play is challenging enough, writing a fully formed drama that runs at less than twenty minutes seems impossible. For the last ten years, however, The Miniaturists have been staging regular showcases of the best in short-form plays. As the event gears up for its 10th Birthday party at London’s Arcola Theatre, Co-curator Will Bourdillon spoke to Glen Pearce ...

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INTERVIEW: Dan Sherer, Josh Collins and Andrew French on Bully Boy

Sandi Toksvig’s Bully Boy has just opened the newly-refurbished studio theatre at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre. A garrison town with a large military community, this hard-hitting play about the cost of war on two soldiers seems a sensitive topic to bring to the town. Director Dan Sherer and actors Josh Collins (Eddie) and Andrew French (Oscar) sat down with Glen Pearce ...

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INTERVIEW: Fame Costs with Anna Bridgforth

In this series of brief interviews, cruise ship worker, wannabe performer and celebrity stalker Lance talks about fame with the boldest and brightest names in the business we call “show.” Lance also hosts his un-famous chat show “Late with Lance!” all around the world and currently in New York City. Fame may cost, but the show and this blog are ...

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INTERVIEW: Daisy May on being early 20th Century tomboy Gigi

Anita Loos' adaptation of Colette's Parisian coming-of-age story hasn't seen light of day in over half a century, but directorMark Giesser,is bringing it to the Tabard Theatre. Paul Couch caught up with Gigi, also known as actress Daisy May.   Gigi’s not been done for 60 years. Do you think it’s still relevant for modern audiences? It’s interesting. Essentially it’s ...

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INTERVIEW: National Youth Theatre’s Melissa Taylor

Talk to actors and they'll often say the best training used to be in the rep system. Those rep opportunities are now sadly rare but in an attempt to offer the opportunity to a new generation of actors, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) is currently staging three plays in London's West End. Glen Pearce spoke to NYT member Melissa Taylor ...

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