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INTERVIEW: De Oscuro’s Judith Roberts on Triptych

Judith Roberts

Right now, as you read this, soldiers are risking their lives. Brave men and women from across the United Kingdom have made the decision to carry out military service, even if the cause they’re fighting for isn’t their own. What happens in these volatile environments has been well-documented (often glamorised), but the impact these events have on people’s lives still ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Noel Sullivan

INTTERVIEW Noel Sullivan outside Leeds Grand

The Public Reviews’ Gemma Hirst catches up with actor Noel Sullivan in between shows to chat about the current UK tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, his new album and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.   Have you always wanted to get into musical theatre, even before joining Hear’Say? Yes! It was always my plan really. I was on that path before I ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Javaad Alipoor

Northern Lines

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Bradford playwright Javaad Alipoor about his new show with Northern Lines, The Rising of the Moon, playing as part of this year’s Bradford Festival. For people who aren’t aware of Chartists, could you explain their aims and intentions? Chartists were a series of uprisings in Bradford that culminated in a great uprising of ...

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FILM REVIEW: London Road


Screenplay and Lyrics: Alecky Blythe Composer: Adam Cork Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When it was first announced as a stage project for the National Theatre, London Road raised a few eyebrows. Was a piece looking at the impact of the serial killer Steve Wright on the Ipswich community a suitable topic for a stage production, even though ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – You have to see it to be it


So what a monumental Tony Awards we’ve just witnessed eh? For most people in the UK that watched the live streaming last night, or indeed caught up online this morning they’ll be focussed on ‘how the Brits did’…as that’s just what we’re like in our ‘Island world’.  Of course, there’ll be a few people who just watched to comment on ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Ben Stott


Salisbury Playhouse and Colchester's Mercury Theatre have been invaded by blood sucking plants from out of space as the venues pair up to co-produce a revival of cult musical Little Shop Of Horrors. After a successful run in Salisbury, the show has just opened in Colchester and Ben Stott took time out to talk to Glen Pearce about playing Seymour ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Flattery won’t get you everywhere


There’s a saying isn’t there that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Now I can’t lie, I’ve never really bought into that. I’ve always seen it as you haven’t got a good idea of your own, so you’ve pinched somebody else’s? Drama colleges are all fundamentally selling the same ideal (or at least they should be)…they can train you ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Sam Green


Sam Green is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who specialises in live narrated documentary. His latest project, The Measure Of All Things, receives its UK premiere at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Green will be narrating the film live on stage, accompanied by classical ensemble yMusic. Green spoke to Glen Pearce from his New York home shortly before departing for Norwich.   ...

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