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Interview: 'It's Going to Feel Like A Festival in A Few Hours': Director Jimmy Fairhurst and Actor Les Dennis on TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare North Playhouse
by Sarah OHara - April 05, 2024


Directed by Jimmy Fairhurst and starring Les Dennis as Malvolio, Not Too Tame return to the Shakespeare North Playhouse this summer, with an exciting new production of Twelfth Night....

Interview: 'Every Theatrical Experience We Provide is Unique': Paul Hart and Claire Murray on the Magic of The Watermill Theatre
by Kat Mokrynski - March 25, 2024


Recently, we had the chance to speak with Paul Hart and Claire Murray, the joint CEOs of the theatre. We discussed what it is like working for a regional theatre, the process of producing new work and how the Arts Council England funding cut will affect the future of The Watermill and the local comm...

Interview: 'Might it Take a Fiction to Catch a Fiction?': Director Adam Meggido on SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND
by Kat Mokrynski - March 08, 2024


Can a fictional detective solve a real-life murder case? Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend answers this question by having the world-famous detective attempt to solve the infamous Jack the Ripper case. Recently, we had the chance to talk to Adam Meggido, the director of this production, abou...

Q&A and Interview: The Development of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and Actor Ivano Turco on Joyful Queer Representation
by Kat Mokrynski - February 16, 2024


BroadwayWorld was invited to a celebration of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Peacock Theatre. We were treated to a Q&A with Dan Gillespie Sells (Music), Ivano Turco (Jamie New), Giovanna Fletcher (Miss Hedge) and Talia Palamathanan (Pritti Pasha), hosted by Jonathan Butterell (Director). Her...

Interview: Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean on 10 Years of the ALL KILLA NO FILLA Podcast
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 15, 2024


BroadwayWorld caught up with comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean to chat about their upcoming tour and celebrating ten years of the All Killa No Filla podcast....

Interview: 'It's Really Tongue-in-Cheek': Actor Rebecca Banatvala of NORTHANGER ABBEY on the Queer Adaptation of Austen's Work
by Kat Mokrynski - February 05, 2024


Recently, we had the chance to chat with Rebecca Banatvala, who plays Catherine in Northanger Abbey. We discussed what it is like taking on a queer interpretation of the classic Austen work, some highlights from rehearsals and performances and even her own favourite Gothic tale!...

Interview: 'What an Honour': Performer Daniel Taylor on Timeless Songs and Sharing George Harrison's Story in SOMETHING ABOUT GEORGE
by Sarah OHara - February 02, 2024


Something About George pays tribute to George Harrison and celebrates his life, incredible solo material and classics from The Beatles, along with hits from his time in supergroup The Travelling Wilburys....

Interview: ''It's Been a Blast': TV Competition Winners Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley on Joining MAMMA MIA! in the West End
by Kat Mokrynski - January 30, 2024


BroadwayWorld recently attended a rehearsal of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre in the West End. The cast and crew are preparing for Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley, the winners of the Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream televised competition, to join the show as Sophie and Sky....

Interview: 'It Was the Easiest “Yes!” I've Ever Said!': Shay Barclay And Felix Hagan on Storytelling for Television in BBC's BAD EDUCATION: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Kat Mokrynski - December 18, 2023


The holidays are here, which can only mean one thing - Christmas specials are arriving! Bad Education: A Christmas Carol, debuted this week on BBC Three. BroadwayWorld had the opportunity to speak with Felix Hagan, co-writer of the multi-award winning musical Operation Mincemeat, who wrote original ...

Interview: 'We Want You to Celebrate Yourself': Shawna Hamic of on Villains, Touring and Performing in UNFORTUNATE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF URSULA THE SEA WITCH
by Kat Mokrynski - November 17, 2023


BroadwayWorld sat down with Shawna Hamic, who is taking on the role of Ursula in Unfortunate. We discussed what made her want to be a part of the show, what she hopes audiences take away from Unfortunate and who is her favourite Disney villain! ...

Interview: 'We're Interested in Stories Outside Big Urban Centres': Pentabus Artistic Director Elle While On Bringing Rural Theatre to the Stage with DRIFTWOOD
by Sarah OHara - November 14, 2023


BroadwayWorld spoke to Pentabus Artistic Director Elle While about new show Driftwood, collaborating with ThickSkin, one of the most exciting parts of the scriptwriting process and the importance of rural theatre....

Interview: 'This Action Was Not Taken Lightly': Zoe Cohen of JUST STOP OIL on Disrupting LES MISERABLES, Climate Action and Theatre's Role in Creating Change.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - October 17, 2023


On 4 October, five protesters stormed the stage during performance of Les Misérables in London. JUST STOP OIL is a nonviolent civil resistance group demanding the UK Government stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects. ...

Interview: 'I Hope We Can Help People to Not Feel Alone': Madeleine Mantock of HAMNET on playing Agnes Hathaway and the Beauty of Grief
by Kat Mokrynski - October 09, 2023


After a sold-out run in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing Hamnet to the West End. Recently, we sat down with Madeleine Mantock, who plays Agnes Hathaway in Hamnet. We discussed the role Agnes plays within the show, how Mantock connects with the themes of the story, and e...

Interview: 'To Be Playing the Lead is Mind-Blowing to Me': Actor Joanna Woodward on Universality, Creativity and Leading THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE
by Kerrie Nicholson - October 02, 2023


Following the initial run in Chester last year, Joanna Woodward is soon set to lead the opening of The Time Traveller's Wife in the West End this October. She talks to us about the value of creating from the ground up, the universality of this story, and the joy of a complex female character....

'Creative, Ambitious, Challenging and Relevant': Meredith Braun & Steven Dexter Discuss the New MA Musical Theatre at University of Chichester
by Aliya Al-Hassan - September 25, 2023


Course Director Meredith Braun and Director in Residence Steven Dexter discuss the new Post Graduate MA Musical Theatre degree at the University of Chichester with BA Hons Musical Theatre (Music) graduate Eddie Cole-Porcher....

Interview: 'Dickens' Characters Are Timeless': Tanika Gupta And Pooja Ghai on Colonialism, Racism and Relevance in Adapting GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by Franco Milazzo - September 04, 2023


Back in 2011 playwright Tanika Gupta staged her adaptation of Great Expectations. 12 years later she has re-worked the script, shifted the time frame and collaborated with the Artistic Director of Tamasha Pooja Ghai. Pooja played Mrs Gargery in the original, and who is now directing this new version...

Interview: 'This Show Will Flip Your Heart Upside Down' Oliver Tompsett on Dream Partnerships and Learning the Drums in New Musical IN DREAMS
by Kerrie Nicholson - July 21, 2023


Currently starring in the premiere of new musical In Dreams at Leeds Playhouse as Ramsey, Oliver Tompsett talks new roles, learning for a job, and the audience reaction to this story of a band reunited set to the music of Roy Orbison....

Interview: 'It's a Beast of a Show' Actor Nicole-Lily Baisden on Lessons Learned in 42ND STREET
by Kerrie Nicholson - June 13, 2023


Actor Nicole-Lily Baisden is playing the role of Peggy Sawyer; fresh off the bus from small-town America, she arrives in New York City dreaming of her name in lights. Nicole-Lily spoke to BroadwayWorld about the necessary stamina she needs for this show within the show and what playing Peggy has tau...

Guest Blog: 'My Journey Has Been Almost as Long as His!': Writer and Librettist Glyn Maxwell on Adapting Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
by Guest Author - June 12, 2023


My journey with The Flying Dutchman has been almost as long as his. I was enthralled by the story as a child – a sailor who lost a bet with the Devil! – and then, twenty-five years ago, wrote a 10,000 line epic poem called Time’s Fool, where I substituted an endless ghost train for the cursed ship....

Interview: Brodie Donougher A REAL LIFE BILLY ELLIOT STORY!
by Brian Hilbrand - May 28, 2023


What do you get when you have a ballet dancer who dreams of making it professionally and showing the world that guys can dance too?  You have a real-life Billy Elliot story, which is happening to someone who played the titular role of Billy on the West End back home in the UK, and is now here in the...

Interview: Edward Af Sillén Talks Ahead Of The Eurovision Song Contest Final About His Love For The Contest And Future Theatre Productions.
by Adam Robinson - May 13, 2023


​​​​​​​This weekend will see the grand final of the biggest music event in the world come to Liverpool. The Eurovision Song Contest has created many a musical theatre star, but Sweden have been delighted for 14 years by commentary from a powerhouse of Swedish theatre, TV and film. I spoke with write...

Interview: 'I'd Rather Spoon my Own Eyeballs Out Than be a Teenager Again' Ben Schwarz And Rosie Bowden of SOAPBOX RACER at Alphabetti Theatre
by Bryony Rae Taylor - April 25, 2023


Soapbox Racer is about a teenager called Kay (played by Harrison Rowley-Lynn) who gets dumped in Very Bad and Dramatic Circumstances but graciously chooses to make the best of it. Writer Ben Schwarz and emerging North East director extraordinaire Rosie Bowden sit with BroadwayWorld to give us a pee...

Interview: Ken Ludwig Talks Passion for Playwrighting & His Plays Around the World
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 24, 2023


Read BroadwayWorld's interview with playwright Ken Ludwig, as he discusses his incredible career, productions of Murder on the Orient Express, Crazy For You, and much more....

Interview: 'If Children Have a Great Time They'll Remember it' Vikki Stone on Adapting HEY DUGGEE for the Stage
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 19, 2023


BroadwayWorld caught up with writer, composer and comedian Vikki Stone to chat about adapting the Olivier Award-winning show Hey Duggee Live for the stage....

Interview: SoreSlap Theatre on MORE BLACKS, MORE DOGS, MORE IRISH at Alphabetti Theatre
by Bryony Rae Taylor - November 25, 2022


Rhian Jade and Papi Jeovani of SoreSlap Theatre talk us through their new play, MORE BLACKS, MORE DOGS, MORE IRISH at Alphabetti Theatre until 3 December....

Interview: Lucy Askew: The Artistic Director of Creation Theatre Talks About the Radical Decision to Offer Actors PAYE Contracts
by Kat Mokrynski - November 23, 2022


BroadwayWorld speaks to Lucy Askew, the Artistic Director of Creation Theatre, about the radical decision to establish full-time PAYE contracts for the rep company....

Interview: MY DAD WROTE A PORNO's James Cooper on Writing and Developing his First Musical, LOVESTUCK
by Laura Jones - November 11, 2022


Away from the podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno, Cooper has been creating and developing his first ever musical. BroadwayWorld caught up with him to talk about the process, what he's learnt and what's next for the brand new musical Lovestuck. We also have an exclusive first look at one of the songs from ...

Interview: David Owen Norris Talks About the Experience of Writing and Performing THE WELLSPRING with his Son Barney
by Cheryl Markosky - September 29, 2022


David Owen Norris talks to BroadwayWorld about writing and performing The Wellspring with his award-winning playwright/novelist son, Barney...

Emily Bruni Talks THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath
by Cheryl Markosky - June 05, 2022


Peep Show actress Emily Bruni talks to Broadway World about her challenging role as Katrin, gender-switched from male to female in a modern take on Strindberg's black comedy The Dance of Death. ...

Millie O'Connell Talks THE CHER SHOW
by Clementine Scott - April 07, 2022


Fresh from star turns in Six, RENT, and Be More Chill, Millie O’Connell now joins the trio of actresses portraying Cher in The Cher Show, which tours the UK from April. With her dramatic graphic eyeliner still fresh from rehearsal earlier that day, we spoke to her about all things Cher, biographical...

Lucie Jones Discusses Her Headline Christmas Shows
by Fiona Scott - December 11, 2021


Lucie Jones has just finished a marathon stint playing Jenna Hunterson, most recently in the UK Tour of Waitress. She has hung up her apron and will perform two exclusive headline Christmas shows, Lucie Jones at Christmas, in Cardiff and London on 13 and 14 December, respectively. We spoke with Jone...

Lea Salonga Discusses Her DREAM AGAIN 2022 UK Tour
by Fiona Scott - October 25, 2021


West End, Broadway and Disney legend, Lea Salonga, has just announced she will be returning to UK venues for a tour in 2022. Salonga spoke with BroadwayWorld about the pandemic, being cast in Pretty Little Liars and returning to performing....

Jodie Prenger Talks TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by Fiona Scott - September 02, 2021


Jodie Prenger has returned to playing “The Girl” in the current UK tour of Tell Me On A Sunday. The leading lady of Oliver, and, more recently, Abigail’s Party and A Taste of Honey fame spoke to BroadwayWorld about returning to the stage after the pandemic disruption....

Alice Frankham Talks NHS THE MUSICAL at Theatre Royal Plymouth
by Fiona Scott - August 26, 2021


Alice Frankham was most recently seen in the Derby Theatre/Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production of One Man Two Guvnors as Rachel Crabbe. She is now appearing in NHS The Musical at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Frankham spoke to BroadwayWorld about the show....

Jamie Ballard Talks Starring as Mark Antony in Shakespeare@ Home's JULIUS CAESAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 18, 2021


Shakespeare@ Home is bringing a new, exciting audio production to audiences all over the world with their upcoming adaptation of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar launches its first episode on Monday February 22nd at 7pm EST, and features some of Broadway and the West End's most well-known performers....

Danny Mac Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT at Curve Theatre Online
by Eleni Cashell - December 23, 2020


Danny Mac chats about returning to Sunset Boulevard at the Curve Theatre, why it's so relevant right now and why he adored dancing with Oti Mabuse on Strictly Come Dancing....

Guest Blog: Róisín Devine Discusses The Old Red Lion Theatre's Reopening Season
by Fiona Scott - December 17, 2020


The theatre industry going dark as a result of the pandemic was heart-breaking for theatre-lovers across the world. But when your family runs an independent Fringe venue in central London, it cuts deeper still....

Natasha Rickman Chats THE SNOW QUEEN At Iris Theatre
by Fiona Scott - December 16, 2020


Natasha Rickman is a director who has previously worked on Twelfth Night for the RSC and more recently several digital shows such as A Virtual Reality and Merry Wives of WhatsApp for Creation Theatre. She spoke to us about her latest project, an interactive Christmas show with Iris Theatre, The Snow...

Paige Jarratt Discusses Making Her Professional Debut In 2020
by Fiona Scott - December 15, 2020


Paige Jarratt is making her professional debut in The Arts Centre’s production of Red Riding Hood in Hounslow. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about getting her first job during this challenging time for the theatre industry....

Lee Mead Discusses His CHRISTMAS SINGLE, 'In My Arms For Christmas'
by Fiona Scott - December 10, 2020


Lee Mead is known for his roles in Wicked, Casualty, Holby City, Joseph and more. He is now releasing his first Christmas single, “In My Arms For Christmas”. Mead spoke to us about the song and returning to panto at Milton Keynes Theatre this year. ...



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