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Encore: Laura Tisdall, composer and writer

Who is Laura Tisdall? You may not know her yet, but if you’re a part of the growing online theatre geek world, chances are you’ve come across the musical she composed and wrote the book and lyrics for,The In-Between. A full two-act musical, it has now been recorded as a concept album, its songs brought to life by the voices ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Emma Williams

The Olivier-award nominee andLove StoryandChitty Chitty Bang Bangactress is set to appear in a one-off concert of great musical theatre songs on 19 July,Momentous Musicals. Lucy Thackray caught up with her to talk exciting workshops, dream rôles and an unconventional start in theatre... You’re in a show calledMomentous Musicalsat the New Wimbledon Theatre next week – are you excited? Yes, ...

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ENCORE: Blanche McIntyre

Waiting for Blanche McIntyre to emerge from the Whitechapel rehearsal room where The Only True History of Lizzie Finn is having its first run-through, I glance over my notes and a little incongruity makes me smile. Her presence as a director to watch was firmly announced when she won the 2011 Critics’ Circle Most Promising Newcomer award for her work ...

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INTERVIEW: David Essex

Silver-haired dream machine David Essex is set to rock on at Darlington and have audiences hooked on his pantomime rôle, here he talks to reporter Steve Burbridge Audiences are certain to be hooked by Darlington Civic Theatre’s swashbuckling silver anniversary pantomime, ‘Peter Pan’, which will star former pop pin-up and accomplished musical theatre performer David Essex as the fearsome Captain ...

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