Guest Voice: Emma Gadsdon on Quintuple L Productions’ “Joffrey!”

January 2022 Guest voice: Emma Gadsdon on Quintuple L Productions’ Joffrey! Pantomime has a long history in parody. While they are best known for their spoofs of classic folk tale (such as Dick Whittington, Cinderella or Jack and the Bean Stalk), in growing number, we are seeing pantomime productions parodying various pop culture properties. Quintuple... Continue Reading →

Interview: Benjamin Lafayette Talks Playing Prince Charming in York Theatre Royal’s “Cinderella”

Word on the panto grapevine is that rehearsals for York Theatre Royal’s Cinderella are officially underway… Playing Prince Charming this festive season is Benjamin Lafayette, who, since leaving Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, has appeared in the short film “Raheem” (The Second Summer of Love) and played the title role in Shakespeare’s “Othello” for Mill... Continue Reading →

Interview: lydia luke & Lucy Foster Talk New Work as Part of “Behind Closed Doors”

“Behind Closed Doors”, an online showcase of new work exploring themes of sex, bodies and intimacy written by playwrights of underrepresented genders, is set to open tomorrow (Nov 16th). Lemon House Theatre Company are not only offering an evening of four new short plays, but they will follow up with a discussion panel to explore... Continue Reading →

Interview: Atticus Francis & Gayathiri Kamalakanthan Talk New Work as Part of “Behind Closed Doors”.

Lemon House Theatre’s “Behind Closed Doors”, an online showcase of new work exploring themes of sex, bodies and intimacy written by playwrights of underrepresented genders, opens tomorrow (Nov 16th). Here, two of those writers, Atticus Francis and Gayathiri Kamalakanthan discuss their work, their influences and their love of theatre… Atticus Francis on “Do You Know... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jen Cerys & Samia Djilli Talk New Showcase “Behind Closed Doors”

Following the launch of the Lemon House Lounge during lockdown which saw Co-Artistic Directors Jen Cerys & Samia Djilli chatting to theatre creatives, Lemon House Theatre are back with a new project. This time, Cerys and Djilli are launching “Behind Closed Doors” - an online scratch night showcasing four short plays written by writers of... Continue Reading →

Interview: Lucy McCormick & Ash Hunter Talk Wise Children’s “Wuthering Heights”

Following the flurry of A*s and 5*s for “Malory Towers” back in 2019, Wise Children are heading back to York’s Theatre Royal this month. This time they’re bringing us an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s superbly dramatic “Wuthering Heights”, and with Emma Rice at the helm, the promise of epic theatricality can be heard on the... Continue Reading →

Interview: Lesley Ann Albiston Talks New Play “Chop Me Up Or Let Me Go”

Following the success of the award-nominated, sell-out show “A Slice of Eel Pie”, Lesley Ann Albiston is back with a new show: “Chop Me Up Or Let Me Go”. This darkly comic two hander centres on an abduction and promises plenty of laughs as the worlds of artificial celebrity culture and awkward reality collide, handling... Continue Reading →

Interview: Tonderai Munyevu Talks “Mugabe, My Dad & Me”

Tonderai Munyevu is co-Artistic Director of Two Gents Productions, with recent credits as actor including “Black Men Walking”, “The Claim” and “Treasure Island”, and recent writing credits including “The Moors” and “Undefined”. Now, he’s taking a very personal show - which was Shortlisted for The Alfred Fagon Award 2019 - on tour as both writer... Continue Reading →

Interview: Stephen Tompkinson & Jessica Johnson Talk “Educating Rita”

A chance meeting and a mutual love of “Educating Rita” was the spark for the major new production of the acclaimed Willy Russell play “Educating Rita”. Jessica Johnson will play Susan "Rita" White, the Liverpudlian hairdresser aiming for a better life at the Open University, opposite Stephen Tompkinson as her frustrated professor Frank Bryant. And... Continue Reading →

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