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INTERVIEW: Jon Brittain on Rotterdam

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. Jon's plays include The Wake, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and the hugely successful Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho. He has written for Radios 4's The Now Show, Comedy Huha's Ted or Dead and Cartoon Network's BAFTA and Emmy award winning The Amazing World of Gumball. And if that wasn't ...

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INTERVIEW: Fame Costs with Bob Brader

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 feature are ...

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INTERVIEW: Lauren-Shannon Jones on Olympia – The New Theatre, Dublin

Lauren-Shannon Jones and Nora Kelly-Lesterare Pygmankenstein, a vibrant and innovative theatre company working out of Dublin. They are the newly appointed writer and director in residence at The New Theatre in Dublin's Temple Bar, the first writer/director team to take residence at the theatre. Ciara L. Murphy caught up with Lauren-Shannon Jones to see how it was going. You and ...

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INTERVIEW: Idriss Kargbo lifts the lid on life as Shrek’s best buddy

Idriss Kargbo and Dean Chisnall in Shrek UK tour

With the UK tour of Shrek the Musical making its way around the country, The Reviews Hub's Fraser MacDonald caught up with Donkey, otherwise known as Idriss Kargbo,just before opening in Edinburgh. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, could you give a brief summary of the plot of Shrek and how the musical differs from the movie? Shrek is basically ...

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Weyman on life in The Crucible

The Bristol Old Vic has been on fire in recent months. Fortunately, not literally. Following the scintillating PinkMist,the venue has recently announced plans for its 250th anniversary that would be the envy of any theatre in the world, yet alone a regional playhouse. Before that, though, they are tackling arguably Arthur Miller’s greatest work, The Crucible. Kris Hallett spoke to ...

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INTERVIEW: A dangerous liaison with Theo Barklem-Biggs

It’s hard to turn a corner these days without coming face to face with actor Theo Barklem-Biggs. He's done comedy, drama and is now returning to the stage at The Donmar Warehouse in December. Paul Couch caught up with him. For someone whose star is on the rise, the ubiquitous 25-year-old Londoner is surprisingly self-effacing about his situation, laughing off ...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Ball waxes lyrical on Mack & Mabel

Double Olivier Award-winner Michael Ball took the time out to speak to The Reviews Hub about his rôle in Jonathan Church’s lavish revival of Jerry Herman’sMack &Mabel, and his long and successful career in musical theatre. Based on the true story of silent movie director Mack Sennett and his leading lady, Mabel Normand,Mack &Mabelcharts the pair’s tumultuous and often dysfunctional ...

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INTERVIEW: Tom Wright on Brief Encounters

From Freedom Studios, the producers of the acclaimed Home Sweet Home and The Mill – The City of Dreams comes Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange, a new site- specific promenade production inspired by the people who work and travel through Bradford’s iconic Interchange station. Directed by Tom Wright (The Container, Young Vic and Home Sweet Home, Freedom Studios) the debut ...

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