Category Theatre Interviews

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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In Interview: Becky Prestwich Talks CHIP SHOP CHIPS

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Becky Prestwich during rehearsals of CHIP SHOP CHIPS. Image Credit: Lucas Smith

Playwright Becky Prestwich chats to Frankly My Dear UK about CHIP SHOP CHIPS

Following the success of STREETLIGHTS AND SHADOWS (2007) and LETTING IN AIR (2009), Becky Prestwich makes a welcome return to the stage with CHIP SHOP CHIPS, a funny and nostalgic tale of love over fish and chips.

Commissioned by Box of Tricks Theatre Company, CHIP SHOP CHIPS is a play about love, family, nostalgia and nation’s favourite fo...

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INTERVIEW: Sam Brady Talks THINGS I SAY WHEN I DON’T SAY I LOVE YOU

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Award-winning writer and performer Sam Brady talks about his new one-man play THINGS I SAY WHEN I DON’T SAY I LOVE YOU

Following the success of his show KINDNESS, award-winning writer and performer Sam Brady brings his new one-man play THINGS I SAY WHEN I DON’T SAY I LOVE YOU to The Lowry this week.

Focusing on the relationship between father and son, THINGS I SAY WHEN I DON’T SAY I LOVE YOU tells the story of a family learning to deal with a terminal disease...

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INTERVIEW: Josette Bushell-Mingo Talks NINA – A STORY ABOUT ME AND NINA SIMONE

Josette Bushell-Mingo in NINA - A STORY ABOUT ME AND NINA SIMONE

Josette Bushell-Mingo talks about her new show NINA – A STORY ABOUT ME AND NINA SIMONE and what inspired her to create this special piece of theatre

Following its London premiere at the Young Vic in July, NINA – A STORY ABOUT ME AND NINA SIMONE finally heads out on its UK tour, visiting Salford’s The Lowry next week for a four night run.

Inspired by the life and music of NINA – A STORY ABOUT ME AND NINA SIMONE is a searing and soulful piece of theatre...

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INTERVIEW: Maury Yeston Talks TITANIC THE MUSICAL

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Maury Yeston talks about bringing five-time Tony award-winning TITANIC THE MUSICAL to the UK on tour

Following its award-winning run on Broadway and at London’s Charing Cross Theatre in 2016, TITANIC THE MUSICAL finally sets sail for its first ever tour across the UK and Ireland.

Based on the book by Peter Stone and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, TITANIC THE MUSICAL tells the story of the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world...

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INTERVIEW: Paapa Essiedu Talks HAMLET

Paapa Essiedu in RSC's touring production of HAMLET

Paapa Essiedu talks about reprising the title role of HAMLET in Royal Shakespeare Company’s UK touring production

Following its critically acclaimed run at Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is taking its award-winning production of HAMLET on tour across the UK.

Opening at Salford’s The Lowry before visiting Plymouth, Hull, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northampton, HAMLET tells the story of Prince of Denmark who is called by the ghost of his father, King Hamlet, to s...

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INTERVIEW: Louis Dempsey Talks THE WEIR

Louis Dempsey as Finbar in THE WEIR UK Tour

Louis Dempsey talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role as Finbar in THE WEIR

It’s hard to believe that Conor McPherson’s award-winning play THE WEIR is over 20 years old. Before it took the theatre world by storm, THE WEIR was booked to play for just three weeks to an audience of 60 people a night when it first opened at The Royal Court in 1997...

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