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INTERVIEW: People You May Know

Jack Tricker. Photo Aaron Weight

They've come a long way from being a part of the New Wolsey Theatre youth group in Ipswich. Now a fully-formed adult theatre company, People You May Know, Tom Chamberlain, Gemma Raw, Sam Rhodes and Jack Tricker are heading north to Edinburgh with their self-devised show, Births, Deaths & Marriages. Paul Couch caught up with them before they hit the high ...

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BLOG: Summer Budget 2015: The fringe theatre perspective


  There’s been lots of media coverage over the impact on yesterday’s Budget from George Osborne on individual incomes. But what about the impact on fringe theatre? Theatre 503’s Associate Artistic Director, Lisa Cagnacci, guides us through the budget from the fringe perspective.   Summer Budget 2015: The fringe theatre perspective In which we answer everything a fringe theatre aficionado ...

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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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