Interview with James Pharaoh at Bedfringe 2012
This is the story of the evolution of a Fringe inspired by the big one – Edinburgh. James Pharaoh shares his vision for Bedfringe and chats to Paul Levy about how this Fringe festival is standing tall in a growing world of fringe festivals.
Interview 3rd July 2012
Interviews and Audiocasts at Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest 2012
Interview with Bill Buffery
Bill leads, along with his able team, this unique Fringe theatre festival. Inspired by the Canadian Fringe scene. Bill gives a deep insight into the ethics and approach of a Fringe that is growing and whose profile is increasing year on year. So, meet Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest!
Interview May 2012.
Interviews and Audiocasts at the Brighton Fringe 2012
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Interview with Laura Lexx and Jessica Cheetham
Interview 20th May 2012: Listen the our interview with Laura Lexx and Jessica Cheetham
Interview with George Mann
George Mann, from multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum, talks to Paul Levy about the creation and relation of Translunar Paradise, described by FringeReview’s George Dillon as “magically uplifting.”.
Interview May 16th 2012: Listen to our interview with George Mann
Interview with Chris Cresswell
Chris Cresswell, founder of Voodoo Vaudeville talks to FringeReview’s Paul Levy about his latest show which take on an Ancient Egyptian theme. He also discusses the process of bringing a cabaret show to life.
Interview May 16th 2012: Listen to our interview with Chris Cresswell
Interview with Nick Driftwood and John Scott Cobb
The Cock and Tail Inn is back with a sequel (set in the ’80s) and further episodes are promised. Here, producer Nick Driftwood and writer and director John Scott Cobb discuss the success of the show and the process of creating it and bringing it to a non-theatre venue.
Interview May 14th 2012: Listen to our interview with Nick Driftwood and John Cobb
Interview with Kim Sheard
Kim Sheard talks to FringeReview’s Paul Levy about growing up looking like Bette Midler and then playing her on stage in Divinely Bette. A fascinating insight into the difference between impersonation and portrayal.
Interview 12th May 2012: Listen to our interview with Kim Sheard
Taking Fringe – Interviews with Stockholm Fringe and Adelaide Fringe
Adelaide Fringe‘s Michelle Wigg, and Stockholm Fringe‘s Adam Potrykus were in Brighton for a workshop at the Coach House at the Brighton Fringe 2012, offering advice on taking a show from Brighton to their respective Fringe Festivals. FringeReview’s Paul Levy spoke to both of them.
Interview with Michelle Wigg 13th May 2012: Listen to our Interview with Michelle Wigg
Interview with Adam Potrykus 13th May 2012: Listen to our interview with Adam Potrykus
Interview with with Sam Devereaux
Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues is Sam’s one man play about fading stardom. He brought the show to Brighton Fringe 2011 and then developed the piece further. He we talk to Sam about how the play has grown, and how he portrays stardom on the stage.
Interview May 13th 2012: Listen to our interview with Sam Devereaux
Interview with Julian Caddy
Julian Caddy is the Managing Director of Brighton Fringe. Here he talks candidly to Paul Levy about the story that led him into this challenging role, and also discusses what he feels is unique about this Fringe Festival by the sea.
Interview 10th May 2012: Listen to our interview with Julian Caddy
Interview with Katie Grace Cooper
Actor and Choreographer Katie Grace Cooper brings her one woman children’s show, Mrs McMoon to the Brighton Fringe 2012. Here she talks to Paul Levy about creating and staging theatre for under-fives at the Hurly Burly.
Interview 7th May 2012: Listen to our Interview with Katie Grace Cooper
Interview with Grégoire Aubert
Grégoire Aubert brings Making of a Woman to the Iambic Arts Theatre in Brighton during the Brighton Fringe 2012. He he talks about the theme of the show, about the process of choosing the songs, and the relationship of Rodgers and Hammerstein to his own biographical journey.
Interview 1st May 2012: Listen to our interview with Gregoire Aubert
Interview with Ross Drury about Private Lives
Noel Coward’s classic Private Lives is brought by Something Witty to the Grand Hotel Brighton at the Brighton Fringe 2012. Here director Ross Drury talks to FringeReview about staging a play in a hotel and also discusses his relationship to the writing of Coward.
Interview May 2nd 2012: Listen to our interview with Ross Drury
Interview with Jamie Kenna
Jamie Kenna plays Max Miller in our highly reviewed “The Cheekie Chappie”. Paul Levy interviewed him at the MarlboroughTheatre and Jamie shared the challenges of stepping into the role of this comedy legend.
Interview April 29th 2012: Listen to our interview with Jamie Kenna
An interview with Alison Pollard-Mansergh
FringeReview has sort of followed Faulty Towers The Dining Experience for the last few years. We’ve seen them in Edinburgh, Brighton and over in Adelaide. Why would we see the show more than once?
The show has grown, it has developed and there are more casts than you can count on one hand. So we’ve been interested to see how the show has changed, kept its quality in the top quartile, and how it has maintained its consistency without becoming stale. Alison Pollard-Mansergh from Interactive Theatre Australia shares her reflections on this hugely successful production.
Interview April 29th 2012: Listen to our interview with Alison Pollard-Mansergh
(Photo by Peter Williams)
An Interview with Marion Deprez
Marion talks to Paul Levy about staging theatre on a bus. The Bus Show draws on local material and engages audience with comedy. But will the bus move? Paul finds out!
Interview with Marion on April 17th 2012: Listen to our interview with Marion Deprez
Rob Maloney (Photo by Peter Williams)
Charlie Allen, Nick Bartlett and Melody Roche (Photo by Peter Williams)
Two Interviews with the cast and Composer of Bug by Tracy Letts.
The cast of director James Weisz’s (Get Carter 2011) production of award-winning psychological play Bug chat to us about accents, believability and dealing with the tension of a tense play. Nick Bartlett, Charlie Allen and Melody Roche represent the cast, while, in a second interview, composer Rob Maloney shares reflections on writing an original score for the theatre. The interviews really get under the lid of quality theatre making and how to bring excellent American writing to the British stage. Rob shares his experiences of influencing with music and being influenced by a rehearsal process.
Interview with the Cast April 17th 2012: Listen to our interview with the Bug Play Cast
Interview with the Composer April 17th 2012: Listen to our interview with Rob Maloney
Interview with Brian Mitchell (Photo by Peter Williams)
Infamous altruist Brian Mitchell has set up the Brighton Five Pound Fringe - a festival in its own right alongside the “official” fringe that gives performers a zero registration fee, no deadline and 100% of the box office. SO far, thirty shows have signed up. FringeReview found out more and Brian shared with us the values underpinning a “reactionary” fringe that seeks to support artists earning a sustainable living.
Interview 17th April 2012: Listen to our interview with Brian Mitchell
Interview with James Turnbull
James is one of the movers and shakers behind new Brighton Fringe pop-up venue, The Warren. James chats to FringeReview about the story behind the venue and the challenges of creating a successful full programme of theatre, comedy, cabaret and music during this very busy month of May in Brighton. James tells the story of how the venue was found and the challenges of sailing through May without sinking.
Interview 14th April 2012: Listen to our interview with James Turnbull
Interview with Amy Curtis and James DuBois (Photo by Peter Williams)
Amy and James from TrailBlaze Theatre Company talk to Paul Levy about their production of A Dirty Martini with Evelyn Waugh. They discuss the technical and dramatic challenges of staging theatre in a non-traditional theatre space.
Interview 17th April 2012: Listen to our interview with Trailblaze Theatre