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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Latitude Festival’s Tania Harrison

Forfestival goers, Latitude Festival may just be four crazy days in July, but for Latitude Arts Curator TaniaHarrison planning and programming is a year-round job. Paul Couch spoke to Tania about programming the arts stages across the last decade, her highlights from this year’s line-up and a surprise confession about her next booking. When did planning start for this year’s ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part II

The Public Reviews Rich Jevons continues his in-depth two-part interview with John Godber, with a discussion of his recent revival of Bouncers and his new play Shafted! Part I can be found here. You’ve recently revived Bouncers. Are you at all worried about glorifying binge drinking? Bouncers examines the behaviour of these people, it doesn’t blame them. So what it’s ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Louise Dearman

West End leading lady Louise Dearman joins Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft and TV star Ray Quinn in The Songbook of Judy Garland, celebrating the life and songs of the Hollywood legend the show is just about to embark on a UK tour. TPR Scotland's Fraser MacDonaldmanaged to grab ten minutes with the star in between rehearsals. FM: Louise, can ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Ray Quinn

As he prepares for the launch of the new productionThe Songbook of Judy Garland, which is about to tourthe UK, TPR Scotland's Fraser MacDonald caught up with singer, actor and TV star Ray Quinn to talk about the show. FM: Thank you for taking time to talk with us today. Ray, if you could start by giving us a little ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Jim Dale

He was a pop star in the 1960s, worked with Anthony Hopkins and Sir Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre, created the rôle of Barnum on stage and is known as the voice of the Harry Potter audio books in the USA. Here Jim Dale is known for his extensive TV and film work, including the iconic Carry On series. ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Olivia Vinall

Olivia Vinall is currently appearing in Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre. This is her third production at the National, having previously appeared in Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear and King Lear directed by Sam Mendez with Simon Russell Beale. She chats with Charlotte Broadbent about tackling her current rôle, playing at the ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part I

Rich Jevons conducts an in-depth two-part interview with John Godber starting with his days as a drama student and teacher, his reasons for ending his 26-year directorship of Hull Truck Theatre, his film adaptation of Up’n’Under, his Yorkshire roots, am-dram performances of his work, and his writing peer Alan Ayckbourn. Could you tell us a bit about your early days ...

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INTERVIEW: Doors and sardines for Noises Off company

In a rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, things are not going well. Doors are slamming, props are ending up in the wrong place, and the cast are arguing with each other. Audiences needn’t fear, though, as this is all part of the intended chaos created by Michael Frayn’s classic backstage farce Noises Off. Glen Pearce spoke to cast members ...

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