Theatre

19 January 2018

Blythe Stewart Discusses 'The Moor'

The world premiere of The Moor marks the third collaboration between writer Catherine Lucie and I. We first met in 2012 after a course leader from East 15, where we both went ...

16 January 2018

My Inspiration For 'Tiny Dynamite' By David Loumgair

It was almost seven years ago that I first picked up a copy of Abi Morgan’s TINY DYNAMITE, hidden amongst hundreds upon hundreds of plays, in the old premises of ...

9 January 2018

My Inspiration For Making Monster By Joe Sellman-Leava

The inspiration was being in a play about domestic violence, back in 2009. In rehearsing and researching for this, I wondered what makes someone choose to lash out, given that ...

2 January 2018

10 Reasons Why We Need More Women In Theatre

Fat Rascal Theatre are an award-winning company run by women who aim to challenge the constraints of being a female within the arts industry, and discuss social and political issues ...

19 December 2017

10 Things I'd Like People To Know About Me By Elif Knight

Elif Knight is an award-winning British actress, receiving the Patricia Rothermere/Evening Standard Theatre Award, awarded by Sir Richard Attenborough when she was just 17. Soon afterwards, she starred alongside Sir ...
12 December 2017

Niall Ransome Shares His Inspiration For FCUK’D

I've always been interested in stories where things happen. From the beginning you're thrown into it. In the UK it is estimated that around 100,000 children run away from home ...

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. ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

1 August 2017

The Inspiration Behind 'Hear Me Raw' By Daniella Isaacs

My sister, Jodi, has just had a baby girl. When she told me she was pregnant, I had fucking amazing abs. I also hadn’t had a period in two years. ...

24 July 2017

A Day In The Life Of Me By Rosie Ede

It's Monday and I'm having breakfast with the lovely Richard who plays my husband in the new series of Doc Martin.  We've got the giggles.  The waitress keeps passing our ...

13 July 2017

Ellyn Daniels Discusses Her New Show 'Emotional Terrorism'

I always hated the idea of a “one-woman show”. Just the term, “one-woman show” made me cringe and feel embarrassed for any woman who would dare to get on a ...

12 July 2017

Eleanor Conway Discusses Her New Show 'Walk Of Shame'

Walk of Shame is a show I wrote when I first got sober back in 2014, it’s a show about the extremes I go to in life and where it ...

11 July 2017

Kim Si-Won Discusses The New Tago Show

TAGO master drummer Kim Si-Won is a member of the mighty TAGO – KOREAN DRUM ensemble.  TAGO return to The Fringe 2017 with a new show which follows their enormously ...

11 July 2017

Young-Min Kim Discusses His New Show 'Snap!'

Young-Min Kim, an award-winning magician and illusionist from South Korea, performs for the second time at this year’s Fringe in the show SNAP!  Here he talks about coming to Edinburgh ...

11 July 2017

Nilaja Sun Discusses Her New Show 'Pike St.'

Writer/performer Nilaja Sun discusses her acclaimed new one-woman show Pike ST. in which she gets into the mind, body and idiosyncrasies of various characters involved in the story of a ...

7 July 2017

Max Dickins Discusses His New Play 'The Man On The Moor'

Max Dickins discusses his play The Man On The Moor - inspired by the discovery of the body of an elderly man on Saddleworth Moor in 2015 which prompted a ...