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INTERVIEW: The Naked Magicians bare all

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Stage magic is making something of a comeback with shows coming up with ever more spectacular visual effects to wow their audiences. For Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, aka The Naked Magicians, though, the approach has been more back to basics, promising full frontal nudity with sleeves up and pants down. Glen Pearce sat down with the boys as they ...

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INTERVIEW: Sue Devaney toasts When We Are Married

Sue Devaney in rehearsal for When We Are Married

Actress Sue Devaney has become one of TVs most recognisable faces, with iconic roles in Dinnerladies, Casualty, Johnny Briggs and Coronation Street behind her. Devaney though also has an extensive stage career and is currently in rehearsal for J. B. Priestley’s When We Are Married for Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal. She spoke to Glen Pearce about the play ...

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PRODUCTION DIARY: Sarah Bedi on rules of engagement for dreamplay

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In the first of a regular series taking us behind the rehearsal room door, writer and director Sarah Bedi shares her thoughts on creating the complex world of dreamplay, opening in September at The Vaults in London. Day two of rehearsals for dreamplay. Day two of playing, experimenting and feeling our way towards a complex dream-world that already feels endlessly ...

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INTERVIEW: The cast of The Woman in Black talk about taking ghosts on the road

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David Acton and Matthew Spencer are not the first actors to appear in the stage adaptation of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black. Over the last 27 years, shows have come and gone at London's famous Theatre Royal Drury Lane but, across the road from its stage door, at the Fortune Theatre, this one production has been scaring audiences out of their wits throughout ...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Lewis on Potter, Unfaithful and doing that photoshoot

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Many actors struggle to make the transition from child to adult actor but, for Matthew Lewis, a wide variety of roles post-Harry Potter have shown his versatility. About to perform in Unfaithful at London’s Found 111 Theatre space, he took time out of rehearsal to talk to Glen Pearce about the play and casting off his film persona. Like most ...

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FEATURE: Nicole Evans – One week on from Latitude 2016

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The sheep may now have returned to their normal colours and can wander the pastures of Henham Park in peace and quiet, but the memories of Latitude 2016 still live on. After a week to recover from a hectic four days, The Reviews Hub's Nicole Evans reflects on her Latitude Festival experience.   After leaving last year's Latitude Festival as ...

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OPINION: Lunch Time Before Crunch Time

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The venues may have been returned to their normal, year-round, use. The flyers all handed out and the performers enjoying a post-festival relax but the impact of Brighton Fringe still rolls on.  The naughty boys behind Brighton Fringe hit Thunderflop, Zach Zucker, Viggo Venn and Jonny Woolley, finally put pen to paper to share their experience of their first visit ...

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