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LGBTQ+ Preview: Week 3 at the VAULT Festival

With so many shows at the VAULT Festival devoted to LGBTQ+ issues, The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire thought he’d see what the third week of the festival had to offer. He chatted to three creatives who are bringing some queer-slanted shows to the VAULT this week: Drag King, Len Blanco; director and writer Conor Hunt; and award-winning comedian Heidi Regan. ...

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INTERVIEW: Katie Elin-Salt and Sally George on Bolton Octagon’s Little Voice

Whilst Bolton’s Octagon Theatre undergoes a multi-million-pound redevelopment it is continuing to provide first-class entertainment in a variety of Town Centre venues. The Octagon is currently enjoying a short run at the iconic Bolton Albert Halls with a revival of Jim Cartwright’s, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice; the original production at the National Theatre in 1992 making an ...

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PREVIEW: LGBTQ+ VAULTS – Yours Sincerely & Little King

The VAULT Festival is one of the most diverse festivals in the country, giving voices to minorities. The programming for LGBTQ+ shows is impressive, and in the first week alone there were at least four shows that discussed LGBTQ+ experiences. As the festival moves into its second week, The Reviews Hub's Richard Maguire talked to two queer performers, Will Jackson ...

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INTERVIEW: Gwyneth Strong praises diverse roles for women ahead of her performance as Mrs Boyle in a new national tour of Agatha Christie’s classic, The Mousetrap

"I’m really looking forward to playing a bombastic, difficult woman," says former Only Fools and Horses actor Gwyneth Strong. Best known for her role as Cassandra, Rodney’s love interest in the BBC sitcom, Strong will star as the formidable Mrs Boyle in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery play, The Mousetrap. Now in its sixty-eighth year, the play is set to ...

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INTERVIEW: Immersive Theatre at The Vault Festival 2019

Immersive theatre is always popular at the VAULT Festival, and The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire caught up with Joe Ball, co-director of the play Fight Night, which puts the audience right at the centre of the action. Fight Night created by Exit Productions is certainly boxing clever. Taking audience members behind the scenes of a boxing match, and then putting ...

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NEWS: The Theatres Trust Names Theatres at Risk in 2019

The Alexandra Palace Theatre in north London was displayed like a prize trophy by The Theatres Trust at the launch of its Theatres at Risk Register for 2019. After 80 years of darkness, restoration work was completed in 2018 and Ally Pally’s magnificent performance space has again become a fully functioning theatre. As such it has now been removed from ...

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NEWS: 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting launches at London’s Young Vic

“To write a play is an act of bravery” Kwame Kwei-Armah announced at the official launch of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting held at the Young Vic Theatre where he is the Artistic Director and Chair of this year’s judging panel. Bruntwood has launched the career of several of theatre’s rising stars including in the same year winners Anna ...

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