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INTERVIEW: Josh Carr – Building The Warren for Brighton Fringe

The Warren Brighton

While performers are busy running last minute line rehearsals and their marketing teams are planning their flyering strategies, across Brighton the sound of hammering is filling the air. With 165 venues being used for Brighton Fringe in 2016, organisers have to find performance spaces right across the city. One of the busiest venues in the City is The Warren complex, ...

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INTERVIEW: Dr Ahmed Kazmi – Doctor In The House

Dr Ahmed - Doctor In The House

For many, doctors in comedy conjure up pictures of Jim Dale careering down a flight of stairs inCarry On Nurse. There is, though, a strong comic tradition among the medical profession, including Harry Hill and Jo Brand, both former medics. Dr Ahmed Kazmi is swapping the consulting room for the stage and bringing his one-man comedy show to both Brighton ...

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INTERVIEW: Sam Lupton on Starting Here, Starting Now

Musical Theatre performer Sam Lupton

Musical Theatre actor Sam Lupton is probably best known for Being a Little Bit Racist in Avenue Q and Dancing Through Life as Boq in Wicked. Currently rehearsing for a revival of Maltby and Shire’s rarely performed song cycle Starting Here, Starting Now,John Roberts catches up with him during rehearsals for a quick chat about the show. What have been ...

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INTERVIEW: Kully Thiarai, her Curtain Call and CAST

By Ron Simpson On 25 April 2016, CAST in Doncaster is to hold a special event, a “Give What You Can” fundraising evening for the theatre with Artistic Director Kully Thiarai, joined by friends and guests for an evening of memories, music and performance. The special significance of what is certain to be a warm-hearted and entertaining evening is that ...

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INTERVIEW – Harold Sanditen on Flyin’ High

Harold Sanditen

After 20 years as a theatre producer, Harold Sanditen decided to move into performing cabaret.Sanditen now hosts the long-running Open Mic Night at London’s The Crazy Coqs. As well as hosting, Sanditen has an extensive cabaret career of his own, and his latest show, Flyin’ High, has now been captured on CD. Here Sanditen talks to Glen Pearce about cabaret, ...

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Interview: Barrie Rutter on The Merry Wives

Image Credit: Nobby Clarke

By Ron Simpson Two hours before the matinee performance of The Merry Wives at the home of Northern Broadsides, Dean Clough Mill in Halifax, Barrie Rutter is talking about the production. The flowing hair and trim beard are part of his character of Sir John Falstaff; the fat suit will come later. For a play ostensibly set in Windsor, Northern ...

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INTERVIEW: William Galinsky on Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016

William Galinsky

With a history stretching back over 240 years, the annual Norfolk &Norwich Festival has a robust pedigree. The festival, though, isn’t one to rely on past glories and is constantly looking for the best music, cabaret, literature, comedy, dance and theatre to fill its 17-day programme. As the 2016 line up is launched this evening [24 February 2016] at Norwich’s ...

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INTERVIEW: Ambreen Razia on The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

Across the UK, many young British Muslim women struggle to get their voice heard. The sometimes conflicting pressures of combining two cultures a challenge for the adolescents. Ambreen Razia’s debut play takes a witty yet straight-talking look at the typical life of an aspirational 16-year old “Hounslow Girl”. As the show prepares for a UK tour, Razia spoke to Glen ...

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