Category Interviews

Interview: Deborah McAndrew on CYRANO DE BERGERAC

As part of their 25th anniversary year, Northern Broadsides join forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre to present an exciting new adaptation of CYRANO DE BERGERAC.

Originally written by Edmond Rostand in 1897, the classic romantic comedy tells the story of a brilliant poet and swordsman named Cyrano who is deeply in love with his beautiful, intellectual cousin Roxane...

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INTERVIEW: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder on NARVIK Tour

NARVIK Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

Box of Trick’s Joint Artistic Director and NARVIK Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Image Credit: DecoyMedia

Box of Trick’s Joint Artistic Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder talks to Frankly My Dear UK about NARVIK Tour

Following an acclaimed run at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio, Lizzie Nunnery’s NARVIK embarks on a national tour as part of Box of Tricks’ tenth anniversary season.

The poetic voyage through war, love and loss received critical acclaim when it premiered back in 2015, gaining four...

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Interview: Scott Reid on CURIOUS INCIDENT

Scott Reid in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

This interview was originally written for The Reviews Hub

One of the most successful plays of the last couple of years, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME takes to the road again this month in a new national tour. Opening at Salford’s The Lowry before travelling the country, Scott Reid is steadying himself for the tour. He spoke to Donna Kelly as he prepares for opening night.

After wowing audiences with his portrayal of Methadone Mick in BBC One’s Still Game, Scottish actor S...

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Interview: David Michaels as Ed Boone in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME


Following a successful tour in 2015, the National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry this week as it embarks on a second UK tour.

The innovative drama based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel tells the story of Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old boy with an extraordinary brain but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life...

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Interview: Jos Vantyler takes on his most iconic role yet as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler chats to Frankly My Dear UK about his role as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Jos Vantyler has taken on some iconic roles in his acting career (Mercutio, Dracula and Tom Sawyer to name but a few) but the Irish actor is about to take on his most iconic role yet as The Child Catcher in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.

Stepping into the shoes of screen legend Sir Robert Helpmann who starred in the original 1968 film, Van...

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Interview Exclusive: Sophia Nomvete Chats About New Musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Sophia Nomveter as Mrs Otter in WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Sophia Nomvete talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her role at Mrs Otter in new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

The highly anticipated new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS finally makes its way to The Lowry this week and boy, does it look good.

Based on the book 1908 novel by Kenneth Grahame, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS tells the story of four woodland creatures – Ratty, Badger and Mole and Toad – as they embark on a series of adventures and misadventures caused by Toad’s exuberant and insatiable need...

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All-Star Cast Attend Media Launch of New WIND IN THE WILLOWS Musical

Cast of Wind in the Willows

The cast and creatives behind Julian Fellowes’ new musical adaption of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS gave theatre fans a first glimpse into the new musical at the official media launch at The Lowry on Monday. 

Fra Fee, Neil McDermott and Sophia Nomvete wowed guests with performances of three new musical numbers from the new British production, with theatre producer Jamie Hendry and lyrist Anthony Drewe providing a unique insight into the making of the project.

Based on the classic novel by Kenneth...

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Interview Exclusive: tutti frutti’s Wendy Harris Chats About WILD!

tutti frutti present WiLd! by Evan Placey. Image Credit: Brian Slater

Rhys Warrington stars in WiLd!, a new play by award-winning writer Evan Placey. Image Credit: Brian Slater

Frankly My Dear UK talk with tutti frutti Artistic Director Wendy Harris about their new play WiLd!

Following on from their acclaimed 2014 production of MONDAY’S CHILD which explored Alzheimer’s disease, theatre company tutti frutti return to the stage with their new play WILD!

Written by award-winning writer Evan Placey, WILD! tells the story of 10-year-old Billy who has been diagnosed...

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Joe Sellman-Leava talks to Frankly My Dear about LABELS

Joe Sellman-Leava LABELS

Ahead of his performance at The Lowry in Salford, Frankly My Dear UK chats with Joe Sellman-Leava, writer and performer of LABELS, a new 60 minute show which explores immigration, prejudice and the global refugee crisis.

Frankly My Dear UK (FMD): Your award-winning play LABELS is currently on tour in the UK. Tell us about the play and what inspired you to write it?

Joe Sellman-Leava: The play is a blend of theatre, comedy, poetry and satire that unpicks prejudice and racism...

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Jos Vantyler Talks Shakespeare and THE MERRY WIVES

Actor Jos Vantyler. Image Credit: Rosalind Hobley

Actor Jos Vantyler. Image Credit: Rosalind Hobley

Actor Jos Vantyler discusses Shakespeare and his role in THE MERRY WIVES

Jos Vantyler certainly knows his Shakespeare. In the past 10 years, the award-winning actor has performed in a number of Shakespeare plays including ROMEO AND JULIET (2006), LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (2012) and KING LEAR (2013), both here in the UK as well as in America.

This month, Vantyler returns to the stage in Northern Broadsides production of THE MERRY WIVES...

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