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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Potted Sherlock’s Dan Clarkson

They’ve tackled the world of panto and the world of Harry Potter but now Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner are embarking on their biggest challenge yet – to stage the complete Sherlock Holmes works in one show. Don’t expect a traditional telling though – the ‘Potted’ treatment is a very different beast. Dan took time out of rehearsal to talk ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Booty and The Biatch’s Paul L Martin

While up and down the country traditional pantomimes are beginning to settle into venues, Paul L Martin and the team at Excess All Areas are preparing for their 14th Adult Only panto. Glen Pearce spoke to Paul about the concept and his plans for Booty and the Biatch. This is the 14th Excess All Areas adult pantomime. How has the ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Berwick Kaler

With seasonal festivities kicking off around the country, Holly Spanner catches up with York Theatre Royal’s pantomime writer and the UK’s longest serving Pantomime Dame (36 years and counting), Berwick Kaler. Chatting about his new show Old Mother Goose, he explains how the annual York pantomime has become a highly anticipated cultural event for the city.   You’re a few ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Usagi Yojimbo’s Jonathan Raggett

Southwark Playhouse will be transporting audiences to 17th Century Japan for their festive show, Usagi Yojimbo. In the second trip inside the rehearsal room, Glen Pearce talks to Jonathan Raggett, who plays the lead rôle of Usagi. How are rehearsals going? Really well! There’s been a lot to take on but we’ve blocked everything now and the weeks have flown ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Grace Savage

The Public Reviews’ Charlotte Broadbent catches up with UK female beatboxing champion Grace Savage, as she tours the country with her one woman show Blind. Not long after exploding onto the beatboxing scene, Grace found herself performing at the Royal National Theatre, and takes time out to chat about beatboxing, aspirations and exciting new projects.   How did you come ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Usagi Yojimbo director Amy Draper

While many theatres up and down the country are in the middle of preparation for traditional pantomime, Southwark Playhouse are rehearsing their alternative take on a family Christmas show. Usagi Yojimbo is the first stage adaptation for Stan Sakai’s classic comic book series. In our first of two peeks inside the rehearsal roomGlen Pearce speaks to director Amy Draper about ...

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INTERVIEW: Inside the New Wolsey’s Beauty & The Beast rehearsal room

It may only be mid-November, but for the cast of the New Wolsey Theatre’s Beauty and The Beast rehearsals are already wellunder wayfor the festive production. Glen Pearce sneaked into the rehearsal room to see how the show was shaping up. Rehearsals for a New Wolsey panto are always slightly different from the norm. There’s not many panto rehearsal rooms ...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Linley – Liverpool Unity Theatre’s New Artistic Director

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre has today announced the appointment of Matthew Linley as their new Artistic Director and Chief Executive. Linley will take up post in February and is currently General Manager at Eastern Angles in Suffolk. He will succeed Graeme Phillips who has led the Unity for the last 34 years. The Public Review’s Glen Pearce spoke to Matthew about ...

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