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17 November 2017

My Inspiration For Creating 'The Lost Boy Peter Pan'

BY ADAPTER AND DIRECTOR ALEXANDRA SPENCER-JONES My whole life I have been a Wonderland kid – obsessed with Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole and the oddballs she met en ...
16 November 2017

Review: War Horse, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Following its eight-year run in London’s West End, I was delighted to hear that War Horse was finally coming to the North West as part of its 10th anniversary tour. ...
13 November 2017

A Day In The Life Of Artist Cristina BanBan

I normally start my day pretty early, waking up at around 7.30 or 8.00am. However, I don’t like to set an alarm as I prefer to work on my paintings ...

7 November 2017

10 Things I’d Like My People To Know About Me By Koko Brown

Koko Brown is a theatre-maker blending spoken word and vocal looping whose new show WHITE comes to Ovalhouse from 15 – 25 November 2017. I own every classic Disney film ...

31 October 2017

The Rise Of Improvised Comedy By Sarah Powell

It’s a Thursday evening and I am sitting in a room above a pub, next to a lady I’ve never met before. I am pulling imaginary things out of an ...
30 October 2017

10 Things I'd Like People To Know About Me By Kate Perry

Referred to as “a major talent” (Edinburgh Festival magazine), “captivating” (San Francisco Examiner) and hailed by the Radio Times, Kate Perry has been enthralling Radio 4 listeners and theatre goers ...

17 October 2017

Review: Flashdance, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Having never seen the film, I was fairly open-minded when I went to see Flashdance at the Liverpool Empire last night and was looking forward to being entertained by the ...
16 October 2017

James And Ola Jordan Promise ‘Hot, Dirty Dancing’ With Upcoming UK Tour

As the former leading couple of Strictly Come Dancing, Ola and James Jordan will next year be touring the UK with their first ever collaborative string of dates in James ...
10 October 2017

Review: The Comedy Store, Warrington, October 2017

Well it’s that time of year again- the nights are darker and the weather has taken a turn for the worst- so we all need a giggle. Thankfully, that is ...
4 October 2017

The Kite Runner Review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

Following a critically-acclaimed run on the West End, The Kite Runner is now touring 11 cities and towns across the United Kingdom and is this week stopping at The Lowry ...

3 October 2017

Laura Ford Discusses Her New Show 'All The Little Lights'

In 2014 Fifth Word commissioned Jane Upton to write a new play. This was Fifth Word’s second collaboration with Jane after premiering her critically acclaimed debut Bones. It was at ...

13 September 2017

[Exclusive] Bianca Del Rio Reveals 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Her…

Bianca Del Rio is without a doubt one of the most enigmatic and successful drag personalities in the world. Winning the sixth season of critically-acclaimed reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag ...

11 September 2017

Katy Brand Reveals The Inspiration For Her New Show 'I Could've Been An Astronaut'

Peggy Whitson is a 57-year-old American woman from Iowa. She has just returned from space. You may have read about her earlier in the year, when she was congratulated by ...

29 August 2017

Book Story And The Age Of The Page

By Ben Glasstone (Artistic Director of MONSTRO Theatre, the Pioneers of the Puppet Musical) About ten years ago I was staring at a shelf of oversized books in a library ...

21 August 2017

Daliso Chaponda Reveals The Inspiration For His New Show

Simple guide to having videos of yourself on the internet, don’t read the comments!  20 messages of sycophantic adulation and one “he’s terrible” will ruin your day.  It’s like reading ...

18 August 2017

Rachelle Elie Discusses The Inspiration For Her New Show

For the last 15 years I have been creating and touring one-woman comedy character shows such as Joe: The Perfect Man (Outstanding Comedy Award, Ottawa Fringe) and Big Girls Don’t Cry (Best in Fest, ...

15 August 2017

My Inspiration For The New Adaptation Of Jekyll and Hyde By Nick Lane

I couldn’t understand it. I’d read RL Stevenson’s short story, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde as a teenager and thoroughly enjoyed it,  and yet, when I ...

14 August 2017

Marysia Trembecka Discusses Her New Shows At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

It’s absurd that a woman’s “worth” is still inextricably linked with her beauty, youth and child bearing potential.  Yet this was something I found as a successful City trader. In ...

14 August 2017

How Not To Kill Yourself For 30 Days… And The Next 330 By Annie Sertich

I'm an actor/writer from Los Angeles (Main Company member of the world-famous Groundlings Theatre, HBOs Silicon Valley, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lionsgate Dirty 30 film) coming to the Fringe for the ...

7 August 2017

Joanne Ryan Discusses Her New Show 'Eggsistentialism'

Joanne Ryan based her new show Eggsistentialism on her comical journey to decide if she should have a baby. Here she discusses the show and why, despite all the best-intentioned advice, we ...

4 August 2017

Little Soldier Discuss Their New Show 'De-railed'

Three years ago we decided that we wanted to make a show about politics and Rock and Roll. Just like that, no further agenda. We wanted to speak about what ...

4 August 2017

Rosie Wilby Shares The Inspiration For Her New Show 'Conscious Uncoupling'

In early January 2011, I was dumped by email. It seemed like such an abrupt and brutal way to end a long-term relationship. I'd always assumed that those conversations had ...

4 August 2017

Danny O'Brien Reveals The Inspiration For His New Show 'RaconTour'

Danny O’Brien discusses his new show RaconTour about his search for his missing father and talks about the hilarious and awkward family moments his quest entailed. What is RaconTour about, ...

1 August 2017

God Is A Woman By Sara Hirsch

I’m Sara. According to my twitter profile I’m a poet, a performer and a feminist, but for the next month, apparently, I will also be answering to ‘God’. I’m playing ...

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