Interview: James Byng & Terence Wilton (The Woman in Black)

Last week, a number of bloggers were lucky enough to be invited to go behind the scenes of The Woman in Black. We had done the backstage ghost tour (and survived), watched the show (and survived), so now it was time for a Q&A with cast members James Byng and Terence Wilton (who fortunately for us had also survived the performance!) From scares off stage to … Continue reading Interview: James Byng & Terence Wilton (The Woman in Black)

Interview: Zara Plessard (Alice’s Adventures Underground)

As the end of summer approaches, so too does the end of one of its hottest tickets. Alice’s Adventures Underground has been wowing audiences at the Vaults once again, myself included. Immersing oysters and all in its wonderful, wacky world, Les Enfants Terribles’ retells the story of Alice in Wonderland, putting the audience at its very heart (or club or spade or diamond). Earlier this … Continue reading Interview: Zara Plessard (Alice’s Adventures Underground)

Interview: Caroline Buckley (Grab ’Em by the Pussy)

A certain president seems to be the hot topic on stage at the moment. And for once, I’m not talking about Thomas Jefferson, George Washington or anything Hamilton related. The now infamous Julius Caesar by The Public Theater featured the assassination of Donald Trump, just a few blocks away from Trump Tower. In the UK, the Donmar Warehouse’s Arturo Ui reworked Brecht’s original parable for the rise of … Continue reading Interview: Caroline Buckley (Grab ’Em by the Pussy)

Interview: Matthew Crouzieres (Alice’s Adventures Underground)

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to Alice’s Adventures Underground. Hidden away under Waterloo station, an immersive world awaits with cocktails, Flamingo Croquet and much, much more! As part of the Bloggers’ Press Night, we also got the chance to speak to some of the actors after the show, including Matthew Crouzieres. Having been with the show since its 2015 run, Matthew … Continue reading Interview: Matthew Crouzieres (Alice’s Adventures Underground)

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)