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VAULT VIGNETTE: After the Heat, We Battle for the Heart

Tallulah Brown (writer) and Carla Kingham (director) take the VAULT VIGNETTE challenge forAfter the Heat, We Battle for the Heart. How would you describe your show in one sentence? TB: Inspired by a true story that is visceral, wild and has gone unknown for too long. CK: An inspiring story of passion, courage and DUENDE! Is this your first visit ...

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INTERVIEW: Toby Ealden on Gatecrash

Zest Theatre's Toby Ealden

How to engage young audiences is a challenge facing many venues. For Lincoln-based Zest Theatre, though. it’s at the heart of all the company does.The company is about to tour its interactive show for teenage audiences, Gatecrash, that uses Silent Disco headphones to allow the audience to listen in to various parts of a house party. Artistic Director Toby Ealden ...

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16 For 2016: Jamie Eastlake

Jamie Eastlake of Theatre N16

For the geographically challenged, Theatre N16 may prove to be somewhat confusing. Having started life in Stoke Newington N16, the theatre moved across the river in 2015 to set up a new permanent home above the Bedford Pub in Balham. Despite its N16 name, it has firmly established itself in the Balham community. The small N16 team is headed by ...

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INTERVIEW: Alan Mahon reflects on outrageous fortune

There’s a lot in Shakespeare’s Hamlet that’s simply padding – they didn’t have a lot to do in the 17th Century so a four-hour visit to the theatre was a welcome break to the monotony. Kris Hallett spoke to actor Alan Mahon ahead of Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatre’s latest outing for the work and found there’s much to be said ...

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INTERVIEW: Lisa Maxwell

Lisa Maxwell in rehearsal for End Of The Rainbow

For those who think an actor’s life is glamourous, think again. You may be about to play one of the biggest names in 20th Century showbiz but pressures of rehearsals still mean you have to grab lunch on the fly as you get a much-needed break. Glen Pearce caught up with Lisa Maxwell, who is taking on the iconic role ...

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16 For 2016: Jemima Levick

Dundee Rep's Jemima Levick

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Dundee Rep Theatre opened in 1982 and houses the Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning. Dundee Rep has established a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost theatre companies, performing at home and touring nationally and internationally. The Scottish powerhouse created the musical Sunshine On Leith, featuring the music ...

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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Da Silva

  The World Goes Round – The Songs of Kander &Ebb transfers to the St James Theatre andThe Reviews Hub‘s John Roberts caught up with Alexandra Da Silva just before the start of rehearsals Where did your love of musical theatre come from? Everyone has that special showor moment that happens to them at some point in their life, whether ...

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16 For 2016: Neil McPherson

Big isn’t necessarily better and the 50-seat Finborough Theatre has set about proving that over and over again for the last 35 years. Founded in 1980, the bijou London venue presents plays and musical theatre focused on new writing, as well as rediscovering neglected works from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The theatre came under threat in 2015 as the ...

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