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INTERVIEW: A trio of Hamlets for Hamlet Peckham

Sharon Singh, Max Calandrew and Izabella Urbanowicz in Hamlet Peckham

Hamlet is always seen as a big theatrical event. While the recent Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet may have gained much media attention, audiences attending Shakespeare Peckham’s production of Shakespeare’s classic tale will certainly get their monies worth, with not one, but three Hamlets on stage. Ahead of press night, Glen Pearce spoke to the three Hamlets;Sharon Singh, Max Calandrew and Izabella ...

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INTERVIEW: Tim Fitzhigham on The Gambler

Tim Fitzhigham in The Gambler

Comedian Tim Fitzhigham first performed his show The Gambler in 2011. As he starts a new UK tour of the show and a version is also playing on Radio 4, Fitzhigham spoke to Glen Pearce about the show, the historical challenges and being the first person after Queen Victoria to have a toilet named after him.   You’ve just started ...

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INTERVIEW: What Luke Wright learned from Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright

For half of his life, stand-up poet Luke Wright has been tying audiences up in knots with his punchy, often controversial, monologues in verse while, at the same time, mentoring other up-and-coming poets. He's one of a new generation of angry young men (and women) who intend using words as a mirror to reflect humanity's flaws and comic foibles. Now, ...

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16 for 2016: James Brining

Leeds' West Yorkshire Playhouse is one of our leading venues, with its productions receiving acclaim far beyond Yorkshire. Their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is about to tour the UK after a nine-week run in Leeds and their production of Maxine Peake's Beryl receives its London premiere later this year. The venue has just announced its received £6.6m towards ...

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INTERVIEW: Harry Melling on becoming a handyman

Many will remember actor Harry Melling as Harry Potter's obnoxious spoiled cousin, Dudley, but 16 years on and with a raft of West End plays under his belt (including one he wrote himself), the 26-year-old has moved on and is embracing new challenges, including that of actor-puppeteer inMoritz von Stuelpnagel'srisqué comedy, Hand to God. Melling took time out of rehearsals ...

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INTERVIEW: Lisa Maxwell

Lisa Maxwell in rehearsal for End Of The Rainbow

For those who think an actor’s life is glamourous, think again. You may be about to play one of the biggest names in 20th Century showbiz but pressures of rehearsals still mean you have to grab lunch on the fly as you get a much-needed break. Glen Pearce caught up with Lisa Maxwell, who is taking on the iconic role ...

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16 For 2016: Jemima Levick

Dundee Rep's Jemima Levick

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Dundee Rep Theatre opened in 1982 and houses the Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning. Dundee Rep has established a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost theatre companies, performing at home and touring nationally and internationally. The Scottish powerhouse created the musical Sunshine On Leith, featuring the music ...

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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Da Silva

  The World Goes Round - The Songs of Kander &Ebb transfers to the St James Theatre andThe Reviews Hub‘s John Roberts caught up with Alexandra Da Silva just before the start of rehearsals Where did your love of musical theatre come from? Everyone has that special showor moment that happens to them at some point in their life, whether ...

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