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Interview: 10 Minutes with Cal McCrystal


In our second interview from the Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula rehearsal room at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, Director Cal McCrystal, the man behind the physical comedy on shows such as One Man, Two Guv'nors, talks to Glen Pearce about his approach to this particular version of Bram Stoker's classic. Dracula isn’t normally seen as a comedy so why this particular approach? There ...

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COMPETITON: Win Tickets And Champagne – The Trials of Oscar Wilde

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Following a highly successful UK Tour, the European Arts Company production of The Trials of Oscar Wilde is currently running in London’s West End at The Trafalgar Studios and you could be there! Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde's career. Less than 100 days later ...

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COMPETITION: A Farewell To Arms – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich


imitating the dog, one of the UK’s most original and innovative performance theatre companies are set to bring their unique theatrical vision to the New Wolsey Theatre from 4-8 November when they stage the first UK stage adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s seminal First World War novel A Farewell to Arms. Based on the author’s real-life experience in 1918 in Italy, ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Dan Starkey on Dracula


From a rehearsal room at Colchester's Mercury Theatre there are strange noises emerging - a mix of laughter, screams and what sounds like cabbages being squashed. In the first of two interviews taking a peak at The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's Dracula, Dan Starkey talks to The Public Reviews' Glen Pearce about bringing Bram Stoker's classic to the stage. How are ...

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EDITOR’S BLOG: Have some respect Twitter!

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Over the past few years, mainly thanks to the continuing prominence of social media and the rise of micro-blogging site Twitter, news stories tend to break faster than a whippet with wind. This of course has its benefits, we now live in an age of quick grab-bites which easily feed into our ever busy work and social life. We are ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Answering the call.

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I can’t quite believe that we’re coming up to the end of week three already? Where does the time go? Our first years have settled in really well, that is despite the barrage of mental and physical challenges that we’re throwing at them every single day. So far they’ve had a surprise audition with award winning Producer Danielle Tarento (I ...

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NEWS: Jason Manford heads The Producers UK Tour cast


Producers have today announced that Jason Manford will star in a new UK tour of The Producers for 2015. The tour opens at the Churchill Theatre Bromley in March before visiting locations including Manchester, Edinburgh, Southend, Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol. Manford, although best known for his comedy is no stranger to the musical stage having appeared in Sweeney Todd alongside ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Grupo Corpo’s Carolina Amares

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Brazil’s internationally acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo (literally translated as Group Body) are currently touring the UK as part of the nationwide Dance Consortium, stopping off at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford for their only Yorkshire dates. The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to dancer Carolina Amares (who apologises in advance for anything “lost in translation”) about the two pieces ...

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