Category Theatre Interviews

INTERVIEW: Steven Rostance Talks THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

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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Behind The Scenes of Northern Ballet’s JANE EYRE: Bertha Mason’s Costume Tour

Northern Ballet JANE EYRE

Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester and Mariana Rodrigues as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

First Soloist Victoria Sibson goes backstage to talk about her costume for Bertha Mason in Northern Ballet’s JANE EYRE

Northern Ballet bring their stunning production of JANE EYRE to The Lowry for the first time this week...

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INTERVIEW: Eleanor Brown Talks SUMMER HOLIDAY

Eleanor Brown in rehearsals for SUMMER HOLIDAY

Eleanor Brown in rehearsals for SUMMER HOLIDAY. Photo Credit: Ray Jefferson, Bolton Camera Club

Eleanor Brown talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the iconic role of Barbara in Bolton Octagon’s innovative site-specific production of 1960s musical SUMMER HOLIDAY

As Bolton’s Octagon Theatre closes its doors for important redevelopment work, the theatre continues their 50th Anniversary season with an exciting new site-specific staging of the much-loved 1960s musical film SUMMER HOLIDAY.

Ba...

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INTERVIEW: Natasha Hodgson from Kill The Beast talks DIRECTOR’S CUT

DIRECTORS CUT by Kill The Beast

Natasha Hodgson from Kill The Beast talks about their new show DIRECTOR’S CUT and how the theatre company have perfected their style over the years

Ahead of its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, Kill the Beast Theatre Company bring their new show DIRECTOR’S CUT to The Lowry next month.

Described as a “hilarious farce with a twist of horror”, DIRECTOR’S CUT is a ghost story set on a 1970s film set...

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INTERVIEW: Choreographer Cathy Marston Talks JANE EYRE

Northern Ballet JANE EYRE

Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester and Mariana Rodrigues as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

Northern Ballet brings one of literature’s most iconic heroines to life on stage with a new revival of JANE EYRE.

Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë, JANE EYRE tells the story of a plain but intelligent child who grows up knowing little kindness...

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INTERVIEW: Meghan Marie Griffith Talks GIRL GANG MANCHESTER: ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Girl Gang Manchester immersive celebration of the 90’s slacker gal classic ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION heads to The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival this weekend celebrating lifelong friendships, repairing youthful wounds and reminding us all that it’s OK to be awesomely average.

Using decor, performers, workshops, speakers, participation, party bags, dressing up, dancing and much much more,  Girl Gang create fun, meaningful, accessible events encouraging creativity, collaboration, confi...

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INTERVIEW: Bryony Lavery Talks BRIGHTON ROCK

BRIGHTON ROCK adaptor Bryony Lavery. Photo credit: Sam Johnson

BRIGHTON ROCK adaptor Bryony Lavery. Photo credit: Sam Johnson

Acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her new adaption of Graham Greene’s classic novel BRIGHTON ROCK

Following the critical success of their co-production of E.M.Forster’s THE MACHINE STOPS, Pilot Theatre join forces once again with York Theatre Royal to bring Graham Greene’s classic novel BRIGHTON ROCK to the stage in a new adaptation by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.

Set in Brighton in 1938, BRIG...

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Lyn Paul talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the role of Mrs Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS for the final time in her hometown of Manchester

Lyn Paul in BLOOD BROTHERS

Lyn Paul talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the role of Mrs Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS for the final time in her hometown of Manchester

As BLOOD BROTHERS finishes its five-month tour at Manchester’s Palace Theatre this week, it’s a bittersweet performance for actress and singer Lyn Paul. After 21 years in the production, she finally says goodbye to the role of Mrs Johnstone, with her final performance in her hometown.

“It’s not only the last two weeks of the tour but it’s also the...

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