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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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FEATURE: 3045 Variations on The Feast of Venus

By Maryam Philpott The modern world is obsessed with communication, with being in touch constantly and, digitally at least, sharing every aspect of our lives on social media platforms. Yet major cities like London have never felt lonelier or more isolating and, as someone who has gone through the process of moving and building new relationships in several cities both ...

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PREVIEW: WEEK 53 At The Lowry, Salford

Week 53 Festival at The Lowry

By Jim Gillespie It could be Christmas. Four weeks after Easter and the hills around Manchester are white with snow. And there is something – apart from snow – in the air: the Lord of Misrule has taken control of The Lowry. How else to explain this step – nay, somersault – out of its comfort zone as a receiving ...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Socha contemplates new horizons

Michael Socha

No stranger to television and cinema audiences, actor Michael Socha is making a rare appearance on stage in Liam Borrett’ssupernatural two-hander This Is Living at Trafalgar Studios, London, in May. Paul Couch caught up with him before rehearsals to talk ghosts, werewolves, aliens, and skinheads.   It’s difficult not to warm pretty quickly to actor Michael Socha. The 28-year-old is ...

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NEWS: One year on from devastating blaze, BAC set to rise from the ashes

By Christopher Hong A year since the fire thatdestroyed much of the Grand Hall, the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) has announced a new series of programmes, including the return of live music, the BAC Moving Museum and new creative spaces within the BAC site. On 13 March 2015, during a major renovation programme, a fire broke out in the roof, ...

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INTERVIEW: Sam Lupton on Starting Here, Starting Now

Musical Theatre performer Sam Lupton

Musical Theatre actor Sam Lupton is probably best known for Being a Little Bit Racist in Avenue Q and Dancing Through Life as Boq in Wicked. Currently rehearsing for a revival of Maltby and Shire’s rarely performed song cycle Starting Here, Starting Now,John Roberts catches up with him during rehearsals for a quick chat about the show. What have been ...

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INTERVIEW: Kully Thiarai, her Curtain Call and CAST

By Ron Simpson On 25 April 2016, CAST in Doncaster is to hold a special event, a “Give What You Can” fundraising evening for the theatre with Artistic Director Kully Thiarai, joined by friends and guests for an evening of memories, music and performance. The special significance of what is certain to be a warm-hearted and entertaining evening is that ...

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