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PREVIEW: 24:7 launch in style at the Comedy Store, Manchester

Nowadays fringe theatre is a regular feature of the Manchester area. Venues such as The Royal Exchange and The Lowry have their own Studios to stage off-centre productions that might be out of place in their main house and there are pub venues as well as promenade shows that can pop up anywhere. But it wasn’t always the case. For ...

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BLOG: A night at the theatre… in the cinema!

Living in the very north of England and spending my time juggling children, housework, homework and lectures, it’s not always easy to get to London to see shows. So the NTLive initiative from the National Theatre has been a fabulous opportunity for me to see first class shows live at my nearest cinema for £15. National Theatre Live was launched ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Josefina Gabrielle

Josefina Gabrielletrained at London’s Arts Educational Schools London before starting her career as a soloist with the National Ballet of Portugal. Following many memorable rôles in productions such as the National Theatre’s Oklahoma!(with Hugh Jackman), 2009’s revival of Sweet Charity and the recent UK tour of The King and I, she is soon to return to the West End as ...

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10 minutes with Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (or The REP) has just celebrated its centenary and the autumn/winter 2013 season marks the reopening of the theatre’s Broad Street home – completewith a new 300 seat studio.Nicole Evans caught up with the new artistic director Roxana Silbert to find outmore and talk about the importance of local theatre and her plans for her future ...

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10 minutes with theatre composer Bobby Cronin

Award-winning American writer and composer Bobby Cronin comes to London on March 24th for a one off concert to celebrate the release of his new studio recording of musical The Concrete Jungle. Nicole Evans caught up with him this week to find out more about the concert and his international rise to fame. You are no stranger to London, are ...

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BLOG: When is the right time to introduce children to theatre?

Do you remember your first trip to the theatre? I do. It was to see a play called The Red Balloon when I was around 7 years old and, if I’m honest, said red balloon is about the only bit of the show I remember. Though the important point, though, is that I do remember it. Not just forthe play ...

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INTERVIEW: Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is nothing short of Broadway royalty. Having won both an Emmy (Pushing Daisies) and a Tony (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and most recently presented and performed at the Oscars, she flits between stage, film and TV work with apparent ease and boasts one of the world’s most distinctive (four-octave) voices. Perhaps best known for creating the ...

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