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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with… James Baker

James Baker has been making waves in the Manchester Fringe scene, since taking over the artistic direction of Salford based King’s Arms Theatre. James has tried to improve the quality of work being presented in the region through the work at the KAT and through his company Assembled Junk Productions. Not shying away from a challenge his last production Little ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten minutes with… Leigh Zimmerman

There are few entertainment platforms that American actress Leigh Zimmerman hasn’t taken on and conquered. Broadway and West End musical theatre, television drama and sitcoms, and movies have all made for a rich tapestry in Zimmerman’s career. Paul Couch spoke to her ahead of the opening of Trevor Nunn's production ofRelative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Leigh, born in ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten minutes with… Betty Blue Eyes

As the first UK tour of hit musical Betty Blue Eyes opens, The Public Reviews' Glen Pearce finds himself being ushered to the star dressing room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre for a rare audience with the show’s leading lady.   Betty, thank you for finding time in your busy schedule to talk to us. How have rehearsals gone? I’ve been ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with… Brian Gorman

New Dawn Fades a play about the iconic 1970s Manchester band, Joy Division, premiered to great acclaim at last year's Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, before playing to sell-out audiences in Rawtenstall and Macclesfield WinterFest. This Saturday 8th March sees the production return to Manchester, with a one night only performance at The Dancehouse Theatre on Oxford Road writer and producer ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… Heidi Range

Heidi Range is probably best known for her stint in mega-successful British girl group, Sugababes. A constant fixture in their ever-changing line-up, from 2002 onwards, she scored a whopping six number one singles, including Freak Like Me and About You Now. Range is much more than just a talented vocalist, however. As a veteran of Celebrity Masterchef and Dancing On ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with… Théâtre Volière

Natasha and Mick Wood are a husband and wife team who are the driving force behindThéâtre Volière which is based in Strasbourg and oftendescribedas a "family circus". Their latest production Poilu and Tommy opens at The Courtyard Theatre in London later this month. Natasha and Mick talk to Robin Winters about their work and the show. Tell us about Théâtre ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Alice Bonifacio

Playing the lead in a classic play is surely every actor’s dream, so landing the title rôle in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler for your professional debut must be both incredibly exciting and a little overwhelming. During a rare break at the Millfield Theatre, Icarus Theatre’s Alice Bonifacio spoke to Robin Winters about fjords, fires and fiendish females. What does is feel ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Brendan Cole

Fresh from another series of the hit primetime television dance spectacular Strictly Come Dancing, New Zealander Brendan Cole talks to John Roberts about the show and his forthcoming solo UK tour License to Thrill You are one of the only professional dancers to have taken part in all 11 series of Strictly Come Dancing – what keeps you going back? ...

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