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INTERVIEW: Douglas Rintoul – bringing Made In Dagenham home

Doug Rintoul at Queen's Theatre Horchurch

There's a sense of homecoming at The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, as the stage musical Made In Dagenham prepares to open at the Essex venue. Based on real life events at Ford's Dagenham plant, just a short distance away from the theatre, this brand new production proves to be a fitting opening to Douglas Rintoul's tenure as Artistic Director of The ...

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INTERVIEW: Joe Layton bares all (almost) for Edinburgh

Up-and-coming TV actor Joe Layton is stepping from in front of the camera and co-producing and performing for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he plays a male stripper in Partial Nudity. The Tatau star took time out of rehearsals, gym sessions and self-tanning to speak to Paul Couch. The first thing you notice straight away about actor ...

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FEATURE: 16 Years on and Pulse keeps getting stronger

It's May 2001 and Suffolk Youth Theatre is about to take to the New Wolsey Theatre stage with their innovative adaptation of The Jungle Book. Nothing remarkable about that but the opening night also marked the first performance under the Pulse Festival banner. Over the 16 years between, the festival has grown to become one of the countries most influential ...

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INTERVIEW: Ross Ericson on The Unknown Solider

Ross Ericson

Ross Ericson's play The Unknown Soldier received rave reviewers at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is about to play at the Brighton Fringe. The script is also about to be published by Bloomsbury and Brighton Fringe will be holding their first ever book launch at Sweet Waterfront on 30 May 2016 to celebrate the fact, and to mark the ...

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INTERVIEW: Playwright Joseph Vitale, on Murrow

playwright Joseph Vitale

Jospeh Vitale sat down with Jamie Rosler to talk about the creation and current production of his play, Murrow, now running in New York City.   Let’s start with a quick description of the show, and maybe a bit about your process of how the show came into existence. Well it’s a one man show starring Joseph Menino, who is ...

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INTERVIEW: Kris Rawlinson on his solo cabaret

Musical Director Kris Rawlinson

Kris Rawlinson is one of the busiest and youngest musical directors currently working in London. Rawlinson is about to have his own solo show at The Pheasantry. John Roberts took some time out to speak to him about his career to date and what to expect from his forthcoming show. You have been busy with many projects over the last ...

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INTERVIEW: Josh Carr – Building The Warren for Brighton Fringe

The Warren Brighton

While performers are busy running last minute line rehearsals and their marketing teams are planning their flyering strategies, across Brighton the sound of hammering is filling the air. With 165 venues being used for Brighton Fringe in 2016, organisers have to find performance spaces right across the city. One of the busiest venues in the City is The Warren complex, ...

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