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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Kevin Finnan

INTERVIEW Kevin Finnan

Motionhouse bring a new-adrenaline-fuelled multi-media dance theatre production to Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre this January before embarking on a UK tour. Rich Jevons talks to Artistic Director Kevin Finnan MBE about the history of the company and the significance of the current work Broken. Firstly, could you tell us how Motionhouse was formed? Motionhouse was a collaboration between Louise Richards ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning 19th January 2015

Faith Healer

As the pantomimes and Christmas shows pack up from their runs over the festive period, theatres around the UK are this week beginning to get back into some normality. From a new work exploring the race for nuclear armament, to revivals of masterworks from some of theatre’s greatest writers there is a host of great works to see all across ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – New Year… Same Problems


Firstly I’d like to wish all readers to these ramblings a very happy and healthy 2015. Secondly a big thanks to all the people that have contacted me about my Christmas Wish as written about in my last blog. What has struck me, is quite how many people have privately emailed to say that this is a very real problem ...

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FILM REVIEW: Into The Woods


Director: Rob Marshall Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Screenplay: James Lapine Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Disney and fairy tales go together like strawberries and cream and so a film musical that features many of the best loved fairy tale characters of all times seems a natural fit. When the musical in question though is Steven Sondheim’s Into The Woods, which ...

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PREVIEW: All Change for Trafalgar Transformed


As 2015 begins, East is East will be moving out of London’s West End to go on tour, being replaced by a revival of Peter Barnes’ play from the 1960s The Ruling Class. These productions are part of the second Trafalgar Transformed season and, in an unusual move, Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd gathered together the casts and creatives from both ...

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PREVIEW: The Crucible In Cinemas


Writer: Arthur Miller Stage Director: Yaël Farber Film Director: Robert Delamere Reviewer: Carrie Armstrong   When Arthur Miller penned The Crucible as an allegory of McCarthyism and  House of Representatives on Un-American Activities, he could hardly have envisaged what his audience would experience over 60 years later. When the very latest in sound and visual film technology would collide with ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Berwick Kaler

INTERVIEW Berwick Kaler

With seasonal festivities kicking off around the country, Holly Spanner catches up with York Theatre Royal’s pantomime writer and the UK’s longest serving Pantomime Dame (36 years and counting), Berwick Kaler.  Chatting about his new show Old Mother Goose, he explains how the annual York pantomime has become a highly anticipated cultural event for the city.   You’re a few ...

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PREVIEW: Beautiful Thing Back on Tour

beaut thing

Jonathan Harvey's iconic romantic comedy/drama Beautiful Thing is celebrating its 20th Birthday by making a comeback and, to quote the Mamma Cass song featured prominently in it, "it's getting better". Stephen Bates went along to the press launch to find out more.   Beautiful Thing is a teenage love story set on a South London social housing estate, with the ...

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