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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Tom Varey

It’s not often that audiences get the chance to see a new Tennessee Williams play. Originally a short story by Williams, he later adapted it as a screenplay, but it was considered too taboo for Hollywood of the 1960s. One Arm has now been adapted it for the stage and receives a UK premiere at the Southwark Playhouse from June ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Ben Stott

Salisbury Playhouse and Colchester's Mercury Theatre have been invaded by blood sucking plants from out of space as the venues pair up to co-produce a revival of cult musical Little Shop Of Horrors. After a successful run in Salisbury, the show has just opened in Colchester and Ben Stott took time out to talk to Glen Pearce about playing Seymour ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Alecky Blythe on London Road Film

London Road has proved to be one of the National Theatre’s most popular productions in recent years. Following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run in the Cottesloe, the show transferred to the larger Olivier stage and has now been adapted for the big screen. Following the impact on the residents of Ipswich’s London Road during the investigation and trial of serial ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Sam Green

Sam Green is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who specialises in live narrated documentary. His latest project, The Measure Of All Things, receives its UK premiere at the Norfolk &Norwich Festival. Green will be narrating the film live on stage, accompanied by classical ensemble yMusic. Green spoke to Glen Pearce from his New York home shortly before departing for Norwich.   What ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Jamie Beddard on Ramps On The Moon

  Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre is busy preparing for their annual Pulse Festival, a festival that this year dedicates a day for conversation and ideas around disability and inclusion in theatre. Ramps On The Moon: Is It Possible? will be chaired by Jamie Beddard, one of the venue's two Agents For Change. Beddard spoke to Glen Pearce about the day ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz

Australian circus company Circa are becoming firm favourites on the UK touring scene. Previous shows such as Beyond, Opus and How Like An Angel have thrilled audiences across the country. In May, the company have five different productions touring the UK and return to long time partners the Norfolk And Norwich Festival to premiere a new work. Circa’s Artistic Director ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with WildWorks’ Bill Mitchell

Ten Years ago Bill Mitchell founded WildWorks, a theatre company that has become renowned for staging large-scale productions involving local communities and local landscapes. Following on from their award-winning production of The Passion starring Michael Sheen, the company swap the streets of Port Talbot for the woods of the North Norfolk Countryside. Wolf’s Child sees audiences journey through the gardens ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Donna Moore

Off Broadway smash-hit show Cougar The Musical prowls into Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre this weekend with the hope of leaving its inspirational mark on a UK stage. Nicole Evans caught up with creator Donna Moore to talk about the show, the so-called ‘Cougar Phenomenon’ and being a woman in today’s world.   Cougar The Musical makes its UK premiere at The ...

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