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INTERVIEW |”I want Brum to shout now” Daniel Bailey on Directing Blue Orange and Building the Theatre Ecology In Birmingham

Daniel Bailey is a previous winner of the Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme before progressing to become a full-time Associate Director at the Birmingham Rep. Daniel is directing his first play in the Birmingham Rep’s main house – Joe Penhall’s Blue Orange. Blue Orange is a play about a young black man named Christopher who…

West End Women at Cadogan Hall

INTERVIEW | Jamie Lambert on Highlighting How Female Roles Have Changed in ‘West End Women’

Following the smash-hit concert There is Nothin’ Like a Dame, Lambert Jackson are putting on West End Women, a concert celebrating women in musical theatre featuring three of the West End’s most celebrated leading ladies.  Last May, Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson set up their production company with an aim to do things differently. After talking about musical…

Declan Bennett (Brendan) and Bronté Barbé (The Little Match Girl) (c) Tom Grace

INTERVIEW | Bronté Barbé Talks ‘Striking 12’ – The New Musical That Will Warm Your Heart This Festive Season

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Little Match Girl, Striking 12 is a festive musical about a man down on his luck who meets a Light Bulb Seller on New Years’ Eve that changes everything. With a punchy score of pop, rock and jazz, it’s a vibrant intimate production bursting with heart. I…

Geppetto in The Old Rep's Christmas production of Pinocchio. Photo by Anda Latsa

INTERVIEW | Alec Fellows-Bennett on the Pressure of Perfecting Children’s Theatre this Christmas

This year at the Old Rep Theatre, they have created a quintessential children’s Christmas production of Pinocchio to delight audiences of all ages over the festive period. I spoke to Alec Fellows-Bennett, who previously starred in the Old Rep Theatre’s last two Christmas shows and is now stepping into directorial shoes to direct this year’s…