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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part II

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The Public Reviews Rich Jevons continues his in-depth two-part interview with John Godber, with a discussion of his recent revival of Bouncers and his new play Shafted! Part I can be found here.   You’ve recently revived Bouncers. Are you at all worried about glorifying binge drinking? Bouncers  examines the behaviour of these people, it doesn’t blame them. So what ...

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to Cuddles at Ovalhouse


As part of a national and international tour, Cuddles comes to London’s Ovalhouse from 6-16 May and you could win one of two pairs of tickets! Cuddles, from the creative team that presented The Sluts of Sutton Drive, was created in the wake of the London riots and is a damning look at how society teaches us that what we ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Louise Dearman

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West End leading lady Louise Dearman joins Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft and TV star Ray Quinn in The Songbook of Judy Garland, celebrating the life and songs of the Hollywood legend the show is just about to embark on a UK tour. TPR Scotland's Fraser MacDonald managed to grab ten minutes with the star in between rehearsals.  FM: Louise, can ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Jim Dale

He was a pop star in the 1960s, worked with Anthony Hopkins and Sir Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre, created the role of Barnum on stage and is known as the voice of the Harry Potter audio books in the USA. Here Jim Dale is known for his extensive TV and film work, including the iconic Carry On series. ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Olivia Vinall

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Olivia Vinall is currently appearing in Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre. This is her third production at the National, having previously appeared in Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear and King Lear directed by Sam Mendez with Simon Russell Beale. She chats with Charlotte Broadbent about tackling her current role, playing at the ...

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INTERVIEW: John Godber…Part I

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Rich Jevons from The Public Reviews conducts an in-depth two-part interview with John Godber starting with his days as a drama student and teacher, his reasons for ending his 26-year directorship of Hull Truck Theatre, his film adaptation of Up’n’Under, his Yorkshire roots, am dram performances of his work, and his writing peer Alan Ayckbourn. Could you tell us a ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Stephen Webb

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Stephen Webb takes time out to chat to The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons about his role as Tommy Devito in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys has proved to be a hugely successful show, and the touring version is no different. Congratulations for your recent MTA Award for Best Musical! Tommy Devito is your dream role isn’t it? ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Deborah McAndrew

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Deborah McAndrew is best known in Yorkshire for her multitude of successful plays for two companies: Northern Broadsides (most recently last year’s award-winning An August Bank Holiday Lark) and Mikron Theatre Company. The Public Reviews’ Ron Simpson talks to her about her next play One of Each, which opens at Mikron’s Marsden Mechanics base on 2nd May 2015. How did ...

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