Category Theatre Interviews

INTERVIEW: Dennis Kelly Talks MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Playwright Dennis Kelly

Playwright Dennis Kelly talks about his work on MATILDA THE MUSICAL and what it means to be taking the musical out on tour

In many ways, it’s hard to believe that Dennis Kelly had never written a musical before MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Best known for his work in television and film, the British writer admits he was shocked when Jeanie O’Hare at the RSC first approached him about adapting Roald Dahl’s classic for the stage but it was a risk that paid off...

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Tim Minchin Interview: "Matilda is a love letter to the power of stories, imagination and kindness in the face of cruelty, greed and superficiality"

Tim Minchin

Lyricist and comedian Tim Minchin talks about the success of MATILDA THE MUSICAL and what it means to be taking it out on tour

When comedian Tim Minchin was approached by The Royal Shakespeare Company back in 2008 to write the music for a new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s MATILDA, he never could have imagined its success.

Opening to widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity, MATILDA THE MUSICAL has grown to become one of the most popular theatre shows in London’s West End, wi...

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INTERVIEW: Caroline Clegg Talks ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo and Juliet

Caroline Clegg, Founder and Director of Feelgood Theatre talks to Frankly My Dear UK about their new promenade production of ROMEO AND JULIET

Following the success of their 2017 production of MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, award-winning theatre company Feelgood Theatre Productions make a welcome return to Manchester’s Heaton Park to stage William Shakespeare’s classic love story, ROMEO AND JULIET.

Fusing music from Gounod to the Stone Roses, with sword fighting and dance by graduates from the N...

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INTERVIEW: Julia Donaldson Talks WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Emma Carroll as Lily Ladybird in WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD.

Emma Carroll as Lily Ladybird in WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD. Photo: Michael Jean-Marain

Prize-winning author Julia Donaldson talks about the new stage production of WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Anyone with young children will be familiar with Julia Donaldson...

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INTERVIEW: Kelly Price and Felix Mosse Talk ASPECTS OF LOVE

Kelly Price (Rose) and Felix Mosse (Alex) in ASPECTS OF LOVE

Kelly Price (Rose) and Felix Mosse (Alex) in ASPECTS OF LOVE. © Anthony Robling

Kelly Price and Felix Mosse talk to Frankly My Dear UK about their roles as Rose and Alex in ASPECTS OF LOVE

With five star reviews from The Stage and WhatsonStage, its fair to say that Jonathan O’Boyle’s revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic ASPECTS OF LOVE is a hit. 

Running at Hope Mill Theatre until 9 August, the musical follows English student Alex Dillingham, who while travelling through France in 1947, fa...

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INTERVIEW: The cast of ASPECTS OF LOVE talk about taking on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical

The cast of ASPECTS OF LOVE talk to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic classic

The hotly-anticipated and intimate revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s romantic classic ASPECTS OF LOVE finally opens at Hope Mill Theatre this week with an exciting cast and creative team behind the production.

From Olivier Award nominees and West End regulars to young talent making their professional debuts, a company of 10 will be bringing Lloyd Webber’s much-admired musical to life un...

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INTERVIEW: Joe McGann Talks THE LAST SHIP

Joe McGann in THE LAST SHIP

Joe McGann talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in Sting’s new musical THE LAST SHIP

After a receiving widespread critical acclaim and five-star reviews at its official opening in Newcastle’s Northern Stage, Sting’s new musical THE LAST SHIP finally heads to Salford’s The Lowry this week for the final leg of its UK and Ireland Tour.

Inspired by his 1991 album THE SOUL CAGES and Sting’s own childhood experiences, THE LAST SHIP tells the story a community facing the demise of the ship...

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Steven Rostance talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and the success of the show

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Steven Rostance talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and the success of the show

It’s fair to say it’s been a whirlwind few years for Mischief Theatre. Since their outing at The Old Red Lion Pub in Islington in 2012, their debut play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG has gone from strength to strength, running an impressive four years in London’s West End as well as on Broadway.

To mark its continued success, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is heading out on a new UK tou...

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INTERVIEW: Gordon Snell Talks MINDING FRANKIE

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE.

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE. Photo Credit: Breda Cashe

Gordon Snell talks to Frankly My Dear UK about bringing his late wife’s final novel, MINDING FRANKIE, to the stage

Maeve Binchy’s last novel MINDING FRANKIE has been brought to life on stage in a new adaption by Shay Linehan. 

Based on the 2010 novel of the same name, MINDING FRANKIE tells the story of Noel whose life is suddenly turned upside down when a former fling with tells him she’s pregnant with his baby – an...

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INTERVIEW: Steve Michaels Talks THIS IS ELVIS

Steve Michaels in THIS IS ELVIS

Steve Michaels talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the iconic role of Elvis Presley in THIS IS ELVIS

The world is full of Elvis impersonators...

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