Category Theatre Interviews

INTERVIEW: The Barricade Boys talk about their new UK tour


The Barricade Boys. Photo Credit: Ollie Boito

Stage stars The Barricade Boys set to bring West End quality home with a new tour.

In the musical theatre world, is there a greater stamp of quality than having the incredible, epic musical LES MISERABLES on a performer’s CV?

That’s the question The Barricade Boys aim to answer with a resounding “YES” as they head out on the road this year, with dates in Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bradford, Sheffield, Ipswich, Basingstoke, Bath and Chepsto...

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Vicky Edwards talks to Jay Osmond about his life, career and the world premiere of THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL

They say you should never meet your heroes, but seriously? I mean, asking a 70s kid to interview an ACTUAL Osmond? The guy who sang Crazy Horses? WILD horses wouldn’t have stopped me.

Any fears about heroes having feet of clay prove unfounded. Jay Osmond is lovely...

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Theatre Interview: Nathaniel Hall Talks FIRST TIME

Nathaniel Hall in FIRST TIME. Photo Credit: Andrew Perry

Ahead of World Aids Day, actor, writer, and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall talks about his play FIRST TIME, his role in Russell T Davies’ hit series IT’S A SIN and his work as a HIV activist.

Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel Hall most certainly does. In fact, he can’t forget it...

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Theatre Interview: Samantha Womack Talks THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE


Actress Samantha Womack talks about her role as the villainous White Witch in Michael Fentiman’s adaption of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Samantha Womack has long been a familiar and much-admired presence on TV, but the actress currently touring the country in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE wants to make one point clear: the stage, she feels, is her natural home.

“The theatre feels to me kinder,” Womack was saying one recent afternoon, speaking to theatre critic Matt Wolf from ...

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Theatre Interview: Anthony Banks Talks DIAL M FOR MURDER

Tom Chambers as Tony Wendice in DIAL M FOR MURDER

Ahead of its run at Salford’s The Lowry, Director Anthony Banks and actors Tom Chambers, Diana Vickers and Christopher Harper talk about DIAL M FOR MURDER and why this classic thriller continues to captivate audiences

As he restarts the tour of classic thriller DIAL M FOR MURDER that had to be halted last year because of lockdown, Anthony Banks is excited that live theatre is up and running again.

“You can’t beat it,” the director says of the theatrical experience. “That shared experien...

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Theatre Interview: RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara talk DEATH DROP

Willam in DEATH DROP

RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara talk about DEATH DROP, a full-scale murder mystery starring some of the most celebrated drag performers

A group of strangers is invited to a remote island for a dinner to celebrate Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ tenth wedding anniversary. No one knows the host or why they have been summoned. But before they can figure it out, they start dying. Mysteriously. One by one...

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Theatre Interview: Peter Andre Talks GREASE UK Tour 2021

Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine in GREASE.

Peter Andre as Vince Fontaine in GREASE. Photo Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Ahead of its run at Manchester’s Opera House, Peter Andre talks about his role as Teen Angel, his varied entertainment career and why the musical GREASE continues to captivate audiences.

Its fair to say that GREASE fans have had to wait a while for the hit musical to finally return to the big stage...

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Theatre Interview: Jeremy Sams Talks THE GOOD LIFE

British theatre director and writer Jeremy Sams talks about bringing iconic 70s British sitcom THE GOOD LIFE to the stage for the first time ever

Asked if he thinks his stage adaptation of 70s sitcom THE GOOD LIFE resonates now, Jeremy Sams laughs and says: “Totally. I’ve spent the last 18 months or so looking at people’s pictures of homemade sourdough on social media and noting the pride they take in it!”

When the TV show premiered in 1975, Tom and Barbara Good (as portrayed by Richard...

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Interview: David Suchet Talks POIROT AND MORE

Production photo for David Suchet Poirot and More

Ahead of his show at Salford’s The Lowry, actor David Suchet talks about his illustrious career on stage, television, film and radio, and his new show POIROT AND MORE

He’s played everyone from Shakespearean kings to Mozart’s nemesis Salieri, Sigmund Freud and Robert Maxwell – not to mention a certain internationally cherished, splendidly moustached little Belgian detective...

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Theatre Interview: Jodie Prenger Talks TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Jodie Prenger in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY. Photo Credit: Watermill Newbury

Ahead of its run at Salford’s The Lowry, Jodie Prenger talks about TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, her role as Emma and what audiences can expect to see from the show

Following her acclaimed performances in the National Theatre’s production of A TASTE OF HONEY, ABIGAIL’S PARTY and CALAMITY JANE, Jodie Prenger makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY...

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