Category Theatre Interviews

INTERVIEW: Vika Bull Talks AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Vika Bull

Vika Bull talks to Frankly My Dear UK about AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY and what audiences can expect from the smash-hit show

AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY makes a welcome return to the UK this autumn following sell-out shows in Australia and New Zealand.

Starring the sensational Vika Bull and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band, AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY tells the story of soul legend Etta James and her turbulent life...

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INTERVIEW: Wendi Peters Talks SALAD DAYS

Wendi Peters as Lady Raeburn in SALAD DAYS. Photo Credit: Mark Senior.

Wendi Peters as Lady Raeburn in SALAD DAYS. Photo Credit: Mark Senior.

Wendi Peters talks about her role as Lady Raeburn in SALAD DAYS which heads to Salford’s The Lowry this week

Having charmed audiences around the world with their award-winning all-male H.M.S. PINAFORE and THE MIKADO, Regan De Wynter Williams makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry with SALAD DAYS.

Starring TV and West End star Wendi Peters, SALAD DAYS tells the light-hearted tale of recent graduates Timothy and Jane, ...

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INTERVIEW: Kevin Kennedy Talks ROCK OF AGES

Kevin Kennedy in ROCK OF AGES

Kevin Kennedy talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role as Dennis Dupree in 80s rock musical ROCK OF AGES

Smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES heads to Manchester’s Opera House later this month with a familiar face taking on one of the roles.

Kevin Kennedy, best known for his portrayal of Curly Watts in TV soap opera CORONATION STREET, will play nightclub manager and former rock impresario Dennis Dupree in the rock musical.

Set in the 1980s, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of small town girl Sherrie ...

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Interview: Cast Talk THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER

Tessa Kadler & Chris Jenkins in rehearsals for THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER. Photo: Pamela Raith

Tessa Kadler & Chris Jenkins in rehearsals for THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER. Photo: Pamela Raith

The cast of THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER speak to Frankly My Dear UK about bringing Charles Miller and Tim Sanders’ musical adaptation to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Following it’s critically acclaimed London run in 2014, Charles Miller and Tim Sanders’ bittersweet musical THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER heads to Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre this month, just in time for the centenary of the end of the Fi...

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan Sayer Talks THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Co-Writer and Mischief Theatre Company Director Jonathan Sayer talks about taking THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY on a UK tour and how the comedy differs from previous shows

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi-award-winning comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Mischief Theatre is back on the road with their latest smash hit, THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY which heads to The Lowry this month.

Set in summer 1958, THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY follows an escaped convict and his...

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Circa Tsuica’s Tom Neal and Baptiste Bouquin Talk NOW OR NEVER

The cast of Circa Tsuica’s NOW OR NEVER

The cast of Circa Tsuica’s NOW OR NEVER. ® V Berthe Pommery

Circa Tsuica’s Tom Neal and Baptiste Bouquin talk about their new travelling Big Top show NOW OR NEVER

French circus company Circa Tsuica set up camp in The Lowry Plaza next week for a special week-long run of their new show NOW OR NEVER.

Working with young musicians from the MAPAS Jazz Band, Salford, NOW OR NEVER is an exhilarating fusion of stunning acrobatics and funky brass rhythms, where acrobats, musicians and audiences all pla...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Warchus Talks MATILDA THE MUSICAL

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Director Matthew Warchus about taking MATILDA THE MUSICAL out on tour and why the story continues to captivate audiences

The multi-award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL finally heads to Manchester’s Palace Theatre next month for a three month run as part of a new UK tour.

Inspired by Dahl’s beloved book, MATILDA THE MUSICAL tells the story of a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school and helps her teacher to reclaim her life...

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INTERVIEW: Kara Lily Hayworth Talks CILLA THE MUSICAL

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

Kara Lily Hayworth talks about taking on the iconic role of Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL

Following the success of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series, CILLA THE MUSICAL finally heads to Salford’s The Lowry next week for a week-long run.

Based on the life of Cilla Black, CILLA THE MUSICAL follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, ...

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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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INTERVIEW: Tim Minchin Talks MATILDA THE MUSICAL

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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