Category Theatre Interviews

Natalie Reckert talks to Frankly My Dear UK about what it takes to become a world-class hand-balancing artist

NATALIE INSIDE OUT by Natalie Reckert and Mark Morreau

Natalie Reckert talks to Frankly My Dear UK about what it takes to become a world-class hand-balancing artist

It’s fair to say that Natalie Reckert has a pretty unique job. As a world-class handstand artist, Reckert uses her body to create circus art like never before, a skill she explores in her new show NATALIE INSIDE OUT.

Developed in collaboration with The Lowry and digital artist Mark Moreau, NATALIE INSIDE OUT explores the inner workings of the circus performer’s body at a level of deta...

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Principal dancer Samara Downs talks about her contrasting lead roles in Birmingham Royal Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Samara Downs as Carabosse-in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Photo: Ty Singleton

Samara Downs as Carabosse in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Photo: Ty Singleton

Birmingham Royal Ballet principal dancer Samara Downs talks about her contrasting lead roles in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Birmingham Royal Ballet bring their critically acclaimed production of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY to Salford’s The Lowry this week for a four night run.

Based on the popular fairytale, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY tells the story of a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep at the curse ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers Miki Mizutani and César Morales talk about their lead roles in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Miki Mizutani and César Morales rehearse THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Photo: Gabriel Anderson

Miki Mizutani and César Morales rehearse THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Photo: Gabriel Anderson

Miki Mizutani and César Morales talk about their lead roles as Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Birmingham Royal Ballet make a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry next week with their critically acclaimed production of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.

Based on the famous fairytale, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY tells the story of a beautiful princess who falls into a deep, e...

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Deborah McAndrew talks about her adaption of HARD TIMES and the importance of arts in education

Deborah McAndrew

Deborah McAndrew talks to Frankly My Dear UK about HARD TIMES and the importance of arts in education

Deborah McAndrew’s new adaption of Charles Dickens’ HARD TIMES heads to The Lowry next month as part of a four month long UK tour.

The famous Northern novel of repression and longing has been adapted for stage by McAndrew, who is best known as CORONATION STREET’s Angie Freeman in the 1990s.

“I’ve known this book for a long time” explains McAndrew in an exclusive interview with Donn...

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INTERVIEW: Garrett Phillips, Nigel Casey and David Hayes talk THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS 

Garrett Phillips as Frank Sinatra in THE RAT PACK - LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. Photo: Betty Zapata

Garrett Phillips as Frank Sinatra in THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. Photo: Betty Zapata

Garrett Phillips, Nigel Casey and David Hayes talk about their roles in THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

THE RAT PACK is back in town and this time, they are bringing Ella Fitzgerald!

Based on a concept by Mitch Sebastian, THE RAT PACK LIVE – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS takes audience back in time to the glamorous, golden era of 1950s...

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Nicola Emmanuel talks about taking on the iconic role of Ella Fitzgerald in THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

Nicola Emmanuelle as Ella Fitzgerald in THE RAT PACK - LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. Photo: Betty Zapata

Nicola Emmanuelle as Ella Fitzgerald in THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. Photo: Betty Zapata

Nicola Emmanuel talks about taking on the iconic role of Ella Fitzgerald in THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

When THE RAT PACK made its West End premiere back in 2003, it took the theatre world by storm. 15 years later, the musical extravaganza is showing no signs of slowing down as THE RAT PACK – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS heads out on a UK tour.

Based on a concept by Mitch Sebastian, THE RAT PACK LIV...

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George Parker talks about his role in 1950s rock ‘n' roll musical TEDDY

Molly Chesworth and George Parker in TEDDY. Photo by Scott Rylander

Molly Chesworth and George Parker in TEDDY. Photo by Scott Rylander

George Parker talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in 1950s rock ‘n’ roll musical TEDDY

Following its award-winning premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2015, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll musical TEDDY makes a welcome return to the stage as part of a UK tour.

Set in the aftermath of the Blitz, TEDDY tells the story of two teenagers, Teddy and Josie, who get ready for an unforgettable night out, no matter how dangerous the conseq...

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INTERVIEW: Ben Adams on his role in FLASHDANCE and his love for musical theatre

Ben Adams as Nick Hurley in FLASHDANCE

Ben Adams as Nick Hurley in FLASHDANCE. Photography by Brian Hartley

Ben Adams talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in FLASHDANCE and his new found love for musical theatre

It’s fair to say that Ben Adams is a busy man. Best known as one-fourth of British–Norwegian pop group A1, the singer, songwriter and music producer is now turning his hand to musical theatre, performing alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton in FLASHDANCE.

Based on the 1983 Oscar-winning film starring J...

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INTERVIEW: Isabel Pollen on her role as Laura in Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Jim Sturgeon as Alec and Isabel Pollen as Laura in BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Photo: Steve Tanner

Jim Sturgeon as Alec and Isabel Pollen as Laura in BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Photo: Steve Tanner

Isabel Pollen talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the iconic role of Laura in Kneehigh’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Following its hugely successful run in 2008, Kneehigh’s production of Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER makes a welcome return to the stage.

Running for a limited season at Empire Cinema Haymarket in London’s West End, BRIEF ENCOUNTER tells the timeless love story of Laura and Alec who meet by cha...

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INTERVIEW: Adam Meggido Talks SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

Adam Meggido talks about what inspired him to co-create SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

Following three sell-out Edinburgh Fringe seasons and a successful run in London’s West End, SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL heads out on tour visiting Manchester’s Palace Theatre this Saturday for one night only.

Based on audience suggestions, SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL is an entirely improvised musical show created from scratch every night...

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