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INTERVIEW | Tania Azevedo Talks Championing Female Voices on Stage in The Toyboy Diaries

The Hope Mill Theatre are championing new musical theatre with their upcoming production of the Toyboy Diaries, a sharp and witty musical comedy based on Wendsy Sailisbury’s bestselling memoir. The world premiere production is directed by Tania Azevedo who isn’t shy to new musicals; “My experience up to date has been in new musical theatre,…

INTERVIEW | Natalie Radmall-Quirke Talks Bringing to Life Human Connection and Conversation in The Weir

After a highly successful run in the West End, English Touring Theatre is taking Conor McPherson’s play The Weir on tour. The production is set inside a rural Irish pub, and a woman from Dublin has just moved into the area, they learn about her mysterious nature and uncover many truths. Natalie Radmall-Quirke plays Valerie,…

INTERVIEW | Joey Parsad Talks The Hilarious ‘Around The World In 80 Days’ Coming to The Lowry This Christmas

Bringing bundles of humour to the Lowry’s Quays theatre this Christmas is the hilarious extravaganza that is Around The World In 80 days. The classic feel-good production is perfect for all the family as it tells the story of Phileas Fogg who wagers his life’s fortune to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. The…

Lachlan Monaghan as Claras Dancing Partner and Karla Doorbar as Clara in The Nutcracker

INTERVIEW | Lachlan Monaghan Talks Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcraker

Whether it’s the Christmas tree, the stuffed turkey or jingle bells, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Birmingham without the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Many Brummies would argue it is one of the city’s most important traditions, along with the German market of course. I spoke to Lachlan Monaghan, a First Artist…

Little Women the musical at the Hope Mill Theatre - Amie Giselle-Ward

INTERVIEW | Amie Giselle-Ward talks taking on the role of ultimate feminist Jo March in Little Women

The Hope Mill Theatre is still relatively new but their success is astounding, with productions transferring to London, it’s a theatrical hub up in the North. This Christmas they are bringing the heartwarming musical Little Women to their stage, the classic story of the four March sisters is brought to life through a stunning score….

INTERVIEW | Kate O’Donnell talks ‘You’ve Changed’

Queer performer, activist, campaigner and theatre artist Kate O’Donnell is bringing her critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show You’ve Changed to the Lowry this November. It has been fourteen years since Kate transitioned and her witty one-woman show is not only about how she has transitioned, but how the conceptions of gender have transitioned in society. “The…

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