Category Theatre Interviews

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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Jessica Forrest talks to Frankly My Dear about stage debut in CHIP SHOP CHIPS

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Actress Jessica Forrest chats to Frankly My Dear UK about new play CHIP SHOP CHIPS

Three years after her explosive exit as Lianne Holliday in HOLLYOAKS, Jessica Forrest is set to make her stage debut with CHIP SHOP CHIPS, a funny and nostalgic new tale of love set over fish and chips.

The 25-year old actress from Pendle, has appeared in a number of TV shows over the past few years including HOLLYOAKS (2010-2013), ITV’s CORONATION STREET (2014), Sky Arts’ THE CRUISE (2014) and BBC’s DANI’S CAST...

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In Interview: Lee Lomas, Managing Director of 1956 Theatre talks about Pudding Black

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Frankly My Dear chats with Lee Lomas of 1956 Theatre ahead of the opening night of his new original play Pudding Black.

Following the success of their first original production Juke Box Baby last year, 1956 Theatre are back with a brand new play called Pudding Black.

In true 1956 Theatre style, the team have taken the classic ‘whodunnit’ genre and given it a contemporary makeover.

Frankly, My Dear caught up with writer Lee Lomas (Managing Director of 1956 Theatre) to find out about the new play...

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