Category Theatre Interviews

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.

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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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“What is good about the play is that it doesn’t give any easy answers. It’s has got a real psychological truth about it and that’s always very satisfying" - Jenny Lee Talks KINDERTRANSPORT

Jenny Lee & Leila Schaus in KINDERTRANSPORT

Jenny Lee & Leila Schaus in KINDERTRANSPORT. Photo Credit Mark Sepple

Jenny Lee talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her role as Lil Miller in KINDERTRANSPORT and why Diane Samuels’ play feels as timely as ever

Mention the words ‘war’ and ‘evacuation’ and most people think about the 1939 British evacuation which saw 1.5 million children evacuated to the countryside to escape the threat of war...

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INTERVIEW: Diane Samuels Talks KINDERTRANSPORT

Diane Samuels talks KINDERTRANSPORT

Playwright and author Diane Samuels talks about her play KINDERTRANSPORT and the real-life events that inspired it

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Diane Samuel’s play KINDERTRANSPORT, a deeply moving piece which examines the life of a Kindertransport child during World War II and afterwards.

To celebrate, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions take a new revival of KINDERTRANSPORT out on tour across the UK.

Ahead o...

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Suzan Sylvester talks about her role as Evelyn in KINDERTRANSPORT

Suzan Sylvester and Jenny Lee in KINDERTRANSPORT

Suzan Sylvester and Jenny Lee in KINDERTRANSPORT. Photo Credit: Mark Sepple

Suzan Sylvester talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her role as Evelyn in KINDERTRANSPORT

Diane Samuels’ deeply moving and timely play KINDERTRANSPORT celebrates its 25th year this year with a special anniversary tour.

Based on real-life stories, KINDERTRANSPORT tells the story of nine-year-old Eva who is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in Hamburg, 1938 in order to escape the threat of World War II...

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Writer and performer Sarah McDonald-Hughes talks to Frankly My Dear UK about Monkeywood Theatre’s new play TRIAL

The Trial by Monkeywood Theatre

Writer and performer Sarah McDonald-Hughes talks to Frankly My Dear UK about the inspiration behind Monkeywood Theatre’s new play TRIAL

Next week, Bolton plays host to REVEAL, a two-week festival showcasing new and original work by local and emerging theatre-makers. Bringing together a diverse mix of artists and theatre companies, the festival sees performances, experiences and events performed outside of usual theatre spaces, including schools, council buildings and online.

One of the new wo...

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