Talking Theatre: Sir Matthew Bourne OBE Discusses Cinderella

“My original idea to create this Blitz Cinderella came from the particular power, foreboding and magic of Prokofiev’s score. I was also drawn to its cinematic quality and how this related to the films that were inspiring the project.” – Sir Matthew Bourne OBE discussing his reimagining of Cinderella

Talking Theatre: Hannah Tointon Discusses Thriller, Strangers On A Train

“We’ve found the play grows from been on tour and in different theatres. Its new every week, its really weird, it changes, its not got stale, its grown as the tour has gone on.” – Hannah Tointon Discussing Strangers On a Train

Talking Theatre: Alison Fitzjohn Discusses Take That! Musical – The Band

Tim Firth’s hit musical, The Band comes to Wales Millennium Centre in January 2018 and is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives. The musical tells the story of five 16-year-old girls in 1992, To them, the band is everything. Twenty-fiveContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Alison Fitzjohn Discusses Take That! Musical – The Band”

Talking Theatre: Nutcracker On Ice Role Was Cheggers’ Career Highlight

Earlier this week, Entertainment South Wales was sad to hear of the death of TV presenter and actor, Keith Chegwin at the age of 60. Back in 2013, Andy Howells interviewed Keith ahead of his appearance as Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker on Ice at Wales Millennium Centre.  Known affectionately to many of his fans as “Cheggers”,Continue reading “Talking Theatre: Nutcracker On Ice Role Was Cheggers’ Career Highlight”

Talking Theatre: Director Jes Hynes Discusses “The Trial of Edward Byfleet”

Newport Playgoers are set to present their next production, The Trial of Edward Byfleet written by local playwright Mark Hardwidge at The Dolman Theatre Studio from November 8 – 11. The drama tells the tale of Edward Byfleet who awakes in a strange and desolate land.  He is confronted by three mysterious figures, the Fates,Continue reading “Talking Theatre: Director Jes Hynes Discusses “The Trial of Edward Byfleet””

Talking Theatre: Robert Willis Discusses Cilla – The Musical

Cilla – The Musical, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from October 31 to November 4. The musical, which opened in Cilla’s hometown at the Liverpool Empire in early September stars Kara Lilly Hayworth asContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Robert Willis Discusses Cilla – The Musical”

Talking Theatre: Julie Benson Discusses Reality Theatre’s Hate Crime Awareness Drama

This Saturday (October 14)  Newport’s only pub theatre group, Reality Theatre will present a new hard-hitting play to launch The Crush Hate Crime Festival, a one-day event of drama, music and talks launching National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The play, A Little Bit of Banter was commissioned by Gwent Police and is written by localContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Julie Benson Discusses Reality Theatre’s Hate Crime Awareness Drama”

Talking Theatre: Jessie Wallace Discusses DeathTrap

The UK tour of Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap starring Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace comes to Cardiff New Theatre during October. A spine chiller written by the award-winning playwright and author Ira Levin, the story follows Sidney Bruhl (Paul Bradley), a once- successful writer of stage thrillers, in the grip of chronic writer’sContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Jessie Wallace Discusses DeathTrap”

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