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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of Aberdeen’s sparkling Cinderella

Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre will be staging Cinderella with an all-star Scottish cast for 2013’s festive season, promising participatory, comic entertainment for all ages. Running from Saturday 30thNovember to Sunday 5thJanuary, the production will see Rab C. Nesbitt’s well-known housewives, Barbara Rafferty and Elaine C Smith, taking to the stage together again as Wicked Stepmother and Fairy Godmother, respectively. Gillian ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Gonzo Moose artistic director Mark Dawson

Along with the rest of Gonzo Moose, Mark Dawson is about to take his madcap romp I’m An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!out for the second time. He trained at Circomedia, Centre for Physical Theatre and Circus in Bristol. Gonzo Moose specialises in devised comedy theatre that combines improvisation, clowning and physical theatre.Over the last seven years, Dawson has ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin

Having been in showbiz for 46 years, Keith Chegwin is best known for his comedy antics and ‘Wey-hey’ catchphrase. An apparent convert to ice skating, he shocked audiences with his surprisingly good performances on Dancing on Ice earlier this year and is surprising us yet again with a lead rôle in the national tour of The Nutcracker on Ice.Nicole Evans ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of the Lion King

Anticipation has been building throughout the country since the announcement in January that Disney’s legendary musical The Lion King would make its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse this autumn. The international cast of 52 performers from 18 different countries have arrived this week in Edinburgh with 23 trucks and to the news that over 210,000 tickets have been sold ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Pam Ayres

The poet and comedienne Pam Ayres talks to Agnes Frimston about her new collection of poems, You Made Me Late Again, loving twitter and bees and what hating sherry might mean for her career. Hi Pam, congratulations on the launch of your new book. What can fans expect from You Made Me Late Again? It's a collection of all the ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Rachel Trezise

Rachel Trezise wrote her first novel while still a student in 2002 and won the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006 for her collection of short stories Fresh Apples. She has now written her first play – Tonypandemonium – which will play at the Park and Dare Theatre in Treorchy, presented by the National Theatre of Wales. Rachel spoke to us ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Rory Taylor

In 2012 Rory Taylor was pipped at the post in the final of ITV’s Superstar - the reality TV show to find a Jesus for the huge multi-million pound arena revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then Rory has performed alongside Kerry Ellis in RENT and is currently in the second cast of the Arena tour he ...

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10 minutes with… Rachel Tucker

Rachel Tucker rose to fame on the BBC talent show I'd Do Anything, where she reached the semi-final. Stints in West End musical titans We Will Rock You and Wicked followed, and now she is tackling two new projects: her first album, The Reason, and a political drama, Farragut North. Lucy Thackray caught up with her about how she's dealt ...

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