Category Interviews

INTERVIEW: Lizzy Watts talks HEDDA GABLER

Lizzy Watts in HEDDA GABLER

Frankly My Dear UK chats with Lizzy Watts about the National Theatre’s touring production of HEDDA GABLER

Following its sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2016, Henrik Ibsen’s modern masterpiece HEDDA GABLER finally heads out on a five month tour across the UK.

Adapted by Patrick Marber, the play tells the story of Hedda, a young woman trapped in a marriage she seems uncertain of. Bored and despondent, Hedda seeks distraction where she has always sought distraction – in men...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Eames Talks The Lowry’s PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE Season

Frankly My Dear UK talks to Matthew Eames, the brains behind The Lowry’s innovative PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE season

When The Lowry launched their Pay What You Decide (PWYD) season back in January 2017, it seemed like a bit of wacky idea. Instead of paying for a ticket in advance, audiences are asked to decide how much they want to pay for the performance at the end of the night. Sounds a little risky right? Yet it’s a risk that seems to have paid off...

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INTERVIEW: Liz McClarnon talks ELF THE MUSICAL

Liz McClarnon in ELF THE MUSICAL

Liz McClarnon chats to Frankly My Dear UK about her role as Jovie in ELF THE MUSICAL

Following its record-breaking run in London’s West End in 2015-16, ELF THE MUSICAL finally heads to Salford’s The Lowry next month for a seven week run over the Christmas period.

Based on the 2003 hit film starring Will Ferrell, ELF THE MUSICAL tells the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s sack and is transported back to the North Pole...

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INTERVIEW: Theatre Designer Tom Piper talks BAYADERE – THE NINTH LIFE

Tom Piper at the BLOOD-SWEPT LANDS AND SEAS OF RED poppy installation for Tower of London. Photo: Ian Ritchie

Tom Piper at the BLOOD-SWEPT LANDS AND SEAS OF RED Tower of London installation. Photo: Ian Ritchie

Frankly My Dear UK chats with award-winning theatre designer Tom Piper about his bold new stage design for BAYADERE – THE NINTH LIFE

Theatre designer Tom Piper has certainly had a varied career...

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Interview: Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers Lachlan Monaghan and Yaoqian Shang talk ALADDIN

Yaoqian Shang and Lachlan Monaghan rehearse BRB's ALADDIN. Photo: Ty Singleton

Yaoqian Shang and Lachlan Monaghan rehearse Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ALADDIN. Photo: Ty Singleton

Lachlan Monaghan and Yaoqian Shang discuss their lead roles in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ALADDIN

The UK’s leading classical ballet touring company – Birmingham Royal Ballet – makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry this month with ALADDIN, a classic story about a street urchin who frees a genie from a magical lamp and finds his wishes granted.

In anticipation for their four night ru...

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INTERVIEW: Jeffrey Holland on WAITING FOR GOD

Nichola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland in WAITING FOR GOD. Photo: Geraint Lewis

Jeffrey Holland talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in the new comedy play

When WAITING FOR GOD first aired on BBC One in the early 1990s, it became an instant hit with fans, running for a total of five series between 1990 and 1994. More than 20 years later, the hit sitcom has been adapted for the stage with an all-new script penned by the original creator Michael Aitkens.

Set at the fictional Bayview Retireme...

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Interview: Deborah McAndrew on CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her love for 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

Scott Reid talks about his role as Christopher 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.

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

David Michaels talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role 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 ...

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