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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with James Cousins

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons catches up with choreographer James Cousins, whose dance company are bringing a revival of the 2012 There We Have Been and new work Without Stars, both inspired by Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood, to the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield later this month before heading to The Place in London. What first inspired you to ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with… Whoop ‘n’ Wail

Whoop ‘n’ Wail founders Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman talk to The Public Reviews about new writing, curating their first showcase, and the Bechdel Test. What is it that draws Whoop ‘n’ Wail to producing new writing? D: Good question! A: We often ask ourselves that very thing. D: No, we absolutely love new writing - creating it, watching it. ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Kully Thiarai

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Mama Quilla Associate Director Kully Thiarai about Veil, an immersive installation that becomes a performance space for spoken word, created in response to the stories of Muslim women. Could you tell us how the Veil project originated? Kay Adshead wanted to work with me and Shanaz Gulzar and I’d directed Mama Quilla work ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with James Dryden

Playing the world’s fattest teenager may not seem an appealing rôle for a young actor but for James Dryden the chance to appear in the European première of Beached was an opportunity too good to miss. As the show transfers from The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury to London’s Soho TheatreJames took time to speak to Glen Pearce about the show. Beached ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Tricia Kelly

Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is rarely performed in the UK, despite being a staple of European Theatre programmes. Last year Colchester Mercury offered audiences a rare chance to see the piece, a staging that we awarded 4.5*s. Now theacclaimed production is transferring to London’s Park Theatre and Tricia Kelly talks to Glen Pearce about the play and the challenges ...

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Interview: 10 Minutes with Cal McCrystal

In our second interview from the Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, Director Cal McCrystal, the man behind the physical comedy on shows such as One Man, Two Guv'nors, talks to Glen Pearce about his approach to this particular version ofBram Stoker's classic. Dracula isn’t normally seen as a comedy so why this particular approach? There ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Dan Starkey on Dracula

From a rehearsal room at Colchester's Mercury Theatre there are strange noises emerging - a mix of laughter, screams and what sounds like cabbages being squashed. In the first of two interviews taking a peak at The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula, Dan Starkey talks to The Public Reviews' Glen Pearce about bringing Bram Stoker's classic to the stage. How are ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Grupo Corpo’s Carolina Amares

Brazil’s internationally acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo (literally translated as Group Body) are currently touring the UK as part of the nationwide Dance Consortium, stopping off at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford for their only Yorkshire dates. The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to dancer Carolina Amares (who apologises in advance for anything “lost in translation”) about the two pieces ...

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