Interview: The Cast of Half A Sixpence

Last week, a number of bloggers got to go behind the scenes at Half A Sixpence. We got banjo lessons, dance lessons and were even treated to a backstage tour. You can read all about that (and my amazing dancing) in my Blogger’s Night feature. We were also lucky enough to have a Q&A with Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps), Emma Williams (Helen), Bethany Huckle (Flo), … Continue reading Interview: The Cast of Half A Sixpence

Interview: Matthew Seager & Stephanie Withers (In Other Words)

Earlier this month, I saw in other words at the Hope Theatre, a beautiful show which marries music and memory. Writer and actor Matthew Seager and Producer Stephanie Withers took the time to talk to me about the themes in the show and performing in this intimate space. How would you describe the show? Matthew Seager: Primarily it’s a love story about the power of … Continue reading Interview: Matthew Seager & Stephanie Withers (In Other Words)

Interview: Dom Riley (Quirk)

Basic Space is now underway, with just a few days left for Londoners to see site-sensitive theatre on their very doorstep. Quite literally actually, as the shows are taking over two Victorian houses in Peckham. One of these is The Weatherman, an eco-friendly show both in content and construction. Mounting a green show can be a challenge and one which Writer and Director Dom Riley is aware … Continue reading Interview: Dom Riley (Quirk)

Interview: Sophie Andrea Mitchell (Three Pegs Productions)

Basic Space 2017 kicks off this week and I have been lucky enough to get a behind the scenes glimpse at proceedings. All this week, I will be posting interviews, reviews and photos from my experience. This site-sensitive festival sees theatre companies take over two safe houses, each interpreting and utilising the space in a different way. Earlier this week, I spoke to cmd+shift whose 4* … Continue reading Interview: Sophie Andrea Mitchell (Three Pegs Productions)

Interview: Nick Saunders & Grace Cook (cmd+shift)

“People come in really knowing not much at all other than that they’re going to be by themselves…” It’s a bold move for an immersive show: staging a story to just one audience member at a time. As Director Nick Saunders put it, it could have been ‘commercial suicide!’ Such is the experience which cmd+shift sets out to create with their new show Chronos which features as part of the Basic … Continue reading Interview: Nick Saunders & Grace Cook (cmd+shift)

Interview: Devon-Elise Johnson (Half a Sixpence)

Following a hit run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Half A Sixpence bursts onto the London stage with a flash, bang and wallop! With 5☆ reviews across the board, the show tells the story of Arthur Kipps (Charlie Stemp) who finds himself caught in the middle of two worlds and two women: Ann (Devon-Elise Johnson) and Helen (Emma Williams). Devon-Elise spoke to me about her career, characterisation … Continue reading Interview: Devon-Elise Johnson (Half a Sixpence)

Wind in the Willows – Interview: Ciaran McConville, Director

  This Christmas, the Rose Theatre Kingston will be getting into the festive spirit with a production of The Wind in the Willows. Based on the much loved story by Kenneth Grahame, this adaptation by Ciaran McConville will bring new life to this classic. With rehearsals under way, Ciaran took some time out to speak to me about staging this story, his literary influences, and the … Continue reading Wind in the Willows – Interview: Ciaran McConville, Director

IN THE HEIGHTS – INTERVIEW: SAM MACKAY (USNAVI)

Today has been Non-Stop! Right lyricist, wrong production, I know! It’s In the Heights Takeover Week, and the above is a little nod to 1) a stressful day and 2) my excitement for the Victoria Palace unveiling their Hamilton veil…if that makes sense! Oh, and I almost forgot: seeing #InTheHeights then seeing this sight on my way home! #HamiltonLDN 😄 pic.twitter.com/Mrrha2XF0L — ThriftyTheatre (@ThriftyTheatre) September 30, 2016 The … Continue reading IN THE HEIGHTS – INTERVIEW: SAM MACKAY (USNAVI)

In the Heights – Interview: Damian Buhagiar (Sonny)

To celebrate one year of In the Heights on the London stage, this week my blog features an In the Heights Takeover Week. Though given my love of the production and Lin Manuel Miranda’s writing, when is any week not an In the Heights week?! Today’s feature is an interview with Damian Buhagiar, who plays Sonny. Buhagiar returns to the production to reprise his role, having taken a year away from … Continue reading In the Heights – Interview: Damian Buhagiar (Sonny)

Interview: Director Phil Croft, Beetles from the West

A show is truly a collaborative effort: there are so people bringing so many elements to life, be they on stage or off stage. One production with a great creative force behind it is Beetles from the West, a new play about men’s health and the issue surrounding this subject. This interview series explores the different roles which go into bringing a production to life, from page to stage. Last week, I spoke to James … Continue reading Interview: Director Phil Croft, Beetles from the West