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16 For 2016: Clare Williams

It's not just venues looking forward to 2016. Our theatre landscape is also made up of an impressive number of companies that tour work across the country and engage local communities. Continuing our fascinating series 16 for 2016, we head to Wales to visit Hijinx Theatre company. Based at Wales Millennium Centre, Hijinx tours small-scale theatre throughout the UK and ...

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16 for 2016: Jez Bond

As part of a fascinating new series for 2016, Glen Pearce is speaking to 16 Artistic Directors and Chief Executives from across the country, looking back at the past year and looking forward to the coming year. Following a six-yearLondon-widesearch for a building, Park Theatre opened inMay 2013. The project and theatre were the brainchildren of Creative Director Melli Bond ...

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16 FOR 2016: Sam Hodges

As we begin a new year, venues across the country are beginning to look ahead to what 2016 will offer. 2015 was a challenging year for the arts but, as ever, the theatre industry was inventive in its approach to the challenges. As part of a sparkling new series for 2016, Glen Pearce is speaking to 16 Artistic Directors and ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Andy Hockley

Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts centre and The Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Reviews Hub’s Rich Jevons talks to veteran actor Andy Hockley about playing Grandpa Potts in the new stage adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Had you seen the film before taking on the rôle of Grandpa Potts? Yes, I remember when it first came out! I saw it in the cinema when it was released ...

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INTERVIEW: Rolan Bell on Park Theatre’s Rapunzel

Rolan Bell and Aretha Ayeh rehearse Rapunzel

Up and down the country actors are embracing their inner child and being silly. No, it's not some industrial action but rehearsal time for panto season. Rolan Bell is swapping the hit musical Memphis for fairytale land as he takes the rôle of King Gerrard in Rapunzel at London’s Park Theatre. He takes a break from rehearsal to talk to ...

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INTERVIEW: Alex Gaumond goes Into The Woods

Portrait of musical theatre actor Alex Gaumond

Alex Gaumond has become one of musical theatre’s most popular leading men with rôles in Queen’s We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde and Matilda. He is currently swapping the bright lights of the glittering West End for the a stint in the ever-raining surrounds of Manchester in a brand new in-the-round revival of Sondheim's Into the Woods. John Roberts went ...

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INTERVIEW: David Troughton on becoming Mister Tom

He was born into a brood of actors so large and eclecticallytalented that they refer to themselves as 'The Family Von Trought'. He's appeared in films, on television, and radio, and even narrated audio books based on the iconic character created by his father. Paul Couch caught up with David Troughton as he prepares to take on the titular rôle ...

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INTERVIEW: Simon Mendes da Costa on A Better Woman

Simon Mendes da Costa came to playwriting after a spell as an estate agent, computer programmer and an actor. His play,Losing Louis, had success in the West End and on Broadway and his latest play, A Better Woman, is shortly about to become the second in-house production at TheMarlowe Studio, Canterbury. Mendes da Costa spoke to Glen Pearce about the ...

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