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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Barely Methodical troupe’s Louis Gift

Rich Jevons discusses the extraordinary acrobatic antics of Barely Methodical troupe with Louis Gift who explains the techniques they use to tell a tale of three lads together in their forthcoming show Bromance at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. For the benefit of readers who aren’t specialists in circus skills could you explain some of the techniques you use? Parkour is ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Latitude Festival’s Tania Harrison

Forfestival goers, Latitude Festival may just be four crazy days in July, but for Latitude Arts Curator TaniaHarrison planning and programming is a year-round job. Paul Couch spoke to Tania about programming the arts stages across the last decade, her highlights from this year’s line-up and a surprise confession about her next booking. When did planning start for this year’s ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part II

The Public Reviews Rich Jevons continues his in-depth two-part interview with John Godber, with a discussion of his recent revival of Bouncers and his new play Shafted! Part I can be found here. You’ve recently revived Bouncers. Are you at all worried about glorifying binge drinking? Bouncers examines the behaviour of these people, it doesn’t blame them. So what it’s ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Olivia Vinall

Olivia Vinall is currently appearing in Tom Stoppard’s new play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre. This is her third production at the National, having previously appeared in Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear and King Lear directed by Sam Mendez with Simon Russell Beale. She chats with Charlotte Broadbent about tackling her current rôle, playing at the ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part I

Rich Jevons conducts an in-depth two-part interview with John Godber starting with his days as a drama student and teacher, his reasons for ending his 26-year directorship of Hull Truck Theatre, his film adaptation of Up’n’Under, his Yorkshire roots, am-dram performances of his work, and his writing peer Alan Ayckbourn. Could you tell us a bit about your early days ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Stephen Webb

Stephen Webb takes time out to chat to The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons about his rôle as Tommy Devito in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys has proved to be a hugely successful show, and the touring version is no different. Congratulations for your recent MTA Award for Best Musical! Tommy Devito is your dream rôle isn’t it? ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Deborah McAndrew

Deborah McAndrew is best known in Yorkshire for her multitude of successful plays for two companies: Northern Broadsides (most recently last year’s award-winning An August Bank Holiday Lark) and Mikron Theatre Company. The Public Reviews’ Ron Simpson talks to her about her next play One of Each, which opens at Mikron’s Marsden Mechanics base on 2nd May 2015. How did ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Amy Leach

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons catches up with Amy Leach, co-founder of the award-winning En Masse Theatre Company for young people, currently directing Little Sure Shot at West Yorkshire Playhouse and community venues across Leeds. What was your early inspiration at Bolton Octagon Theatre like? The thing about the Bolton Octagon is that it’s always been a really renowned youth ...

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