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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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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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