Paul Levy talks to Lucy Hopkins about Le Foulard

Lucy Hopkins’ Le Foulard received an outstanding review from Fringe Review back in 2012 in Prague. We finally managed to catch up with her. Is she an artist or an entertainer? Find out… Listen to our interview with Lucy Hopkins about Le Foulard

Paul Levy talks to Dan Lees about Brainchild

Dan Lees chats to Paul levy about his award-winning comedy show, Brainchild, about clown and comedy and why he doesn’t work in an  office. Listen to our interview with Dan Lees about Brainchild

Paul Levy talks to Dr David Bramwell about The Odditorium

Founder and host at the legendary Catalyst Club, Dr David Bramwell has his doctorate investigated by Paul Levy. He also talks about The Odditorium and the true nature of “odd”. Listen to our interview with Dr David Bramwell about The Odditorium

Paul Levy talks to Jesse Du Pre about Hideout

“The 1920s. The gods of ancient Greece spend their nights in Aphrodites’ boudoir, looking for entertainment by playing with the lives of mortals. Have they bitten off more than they can chew as they meddle with a headstrong Ariadne, a courageous Theseus and a Minotaur that needs defeating?” Jesse Du Pre talks to Paul Levy…

Paul Levy talks to Charles Adrian about Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit

Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit at Marlborough Theatre is “an award-winning solo character piece that uses heart-breaking comedy storytelling to evoke the life of librarian Ms Samantha Mann, giving an intricately crafted English twist to a European clowning tradition.” Paul Levy talked to performer Charles Adrian about the show. Listen to our interview with…

Paul Levy talks to Lulu Baker about Lamb Comedy

Lamb Comedy is a new kid on the block on Brighton’s comedy scene. In this interview, Lulu Baker shares the ethos and hopes of this exciting new comedy venue and project. Listen to our interview with Lulu Baker about Lamb Comedy

Paul levy talks to Simon Waterfield about The Kilted Tommy

The Kilted Tommy is “the personal story of an ordinary Englishman, a Lancashire lad who went to war with a swing in his step. He was a volunteer posted to a Scottish Regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders, becoming one of many Englishmen who fought in kilts for their country.” Writer and performer, Simon Waterfield tells us…

Paul Levy talks to Nick Collett about Nelson: The Sailors Story

“In the shot and smoke of battle 4 crew aboard HMS Victory strive to destroy the Combined Fleet of France and Spain. For 200 years since then Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson has stood patiently on his column in Trafalgar Square watching the world change… A well researched, cleverly woven tale of our brave, inspirational but…

Paul Levy talks with Imogen Di Sapia about The Mermaid’s Tale

Downstairs at the Little Beach Boutique plays host to The Mermaid’s Tale, plays host to Bright Moon Theatre‘s “a selection of watery stories and shanties of the sea; featuring a beautiful mermaid, treasure, lots of fish and a majestic wooden ship!”. Paul Levy hears from  Imogen Di Sapia about her love of stories and how the…

Paul Levy talks to Heather Urquhart from The Maydays

The Maydays are back with their new “Fringe Show“. Heather Urquhart talks improv and how she ensures she keeps improvising the way she improvises. Heather is always pushing the boundaries, but how do you actually achieve that? Listen to our interview with Heather Urquhart from The Maydays

Paul Levy talks to Jules Craig about Edith, Elizabeth and I

Jules Craig looks a lot like Edith Sitwell. But this is no mere impersonation. Painstakingly research, Edith, Elizabeth and I is a self-referencing play about Juliet, who  “attempts to put on a play about her heroines, Edith Sitwell and Elizabeth I, but discovers that telling the tales of others has its pitfalls, particularly when the subjects…

Paul Levy talks to Ross Gurney-Randall about An Audience with Henry VIII

It was only a matter of time before Ross Gurney-Randall played Henry VIII. In his new “An Audience with…” show, we have more than a straight-laced portrayal. In this interview Ross talks about stepping into the shoes of this iconic Royal, Listen to our interview with Ross Gurney-Randall about An Audience with Henry VIII

Paul Levy talks to Rowan Scarborough and Frank Simms about Troublesome People

In this interview with producer and performer, Rowan Scarborough and director, Frank Simms, we hear about Troublesome People, one of those rare plays about pacifism, which examines the Second World War through the lens of Jewish Refugees and Conscientious Objectors on the Isle of Man. Listen to our interview with Rowan Scarborough and Frank Simms about Troublesome…

Paul Levy talks to Tom Dussek about Beowulf

Beowulf was a big hit at the Fringe in 2014 for Barely Human Puppets/Atomic Force. They are back and we talk to the show’s narrator Tom Dussek about bringing a Viking myth to life with puppetry, poetry, story and theatre. Listen to our interview with Tom Dussek about Beowulf

Paul Levy talks to Erica Blaxland-de Lang about The Tale of the Pig

Pericles Theatre Company and Atelier have uniquely collaborated to bring this piece of story theatre – The Tale of the Pig –  to the stage. Music is a big part of it, community lies at its heart, and Erica Blaxland-de Lang talks passionately about the piece, with some input from her team! Listen to our…

The Brighton Spiegeltent – Paul Levy Chats On Site to Adrian Bristow

On site at the Old Steine, producer and venue creator  Adrian Bristow tells Paul Levy what he loves about Spiegeltents and Boscos, and shares some highlights from this year’s Fringe programme at the Brighton Spiegletent. Listen to our interview with Adrian Bristow from Brighton Spiegeltent

Paul Levy talks to Alison Pollard-Mansergh about The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception is a brand new show from Interactive Theatre International, the company who has been bringing the world (with nine casts going strong), Faulty Towers The Dining Experience for the last eighteen years. Here director Alison Pollard-Mansergh tells us all about creating dinner theatre. Listen to our Interview with Alison Pollard Mansergh

Paul Levy talks to Thomas Gorham from Head First Acrobats about Elixir

Head First Acrobats bring their show, Elixir, to the Brighton Fringe, playing the Brighton Spiegeltent’s Bosco. Described as “A unique mix of mayhem where handsome boys and incredible circus tricks meet with impeccable comic timing to make you laugh and smile”, Elixir is a piece of narrative circus in which “Three acrobatic and enthusiastic scientists…

Paul Levy talks to Paul Zenon about “Linking Rings”

It all began in Blackpool for Paul Zenon, magician. It all bean with a set of linking rings. “Not a magic show, but magical nonetheless.” Paul Zenon offers at this year’s Fringe “an affectionate look at a misspent youth and unsung heroes; a touching true story of interlocking lives.” Paul shares his thoughts on magic,…

Paul Levy talks to James Weisz from Emporium Brighton

James Weisz is either insane or a brave genius. He is successfully piloting an arts venue through its first years and has helped (with his team) to create a vibrant cafe and theatre in Brighton’s up and coming London Road area. Here he chats about staying true to his theatre roots and sustaining and growing Emporium…

Paul Levy talks to Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn stars in East is East at the Theatre Royal Brighton. In a wide-ranging interview Pauline talks about acting for both stage and screen as well as writing novels. Pauline shares her thoughts on this enduring play and how she brings the characters she plays in theatre so effectively to the stage. Listen to our…

Paul Levy talks to Maria McAteer about My Friend Lester

Maria McAteer plays opposite Björn Dahlberg in My Friend Lester, a show in the Brighton Fringe that tells the story of the “musical romance of Billie Holiday and Lester Young”. Maria talks about how the show has developed since it became a sell out hit at the previous two Fringes. As a writer and performer, Maria…

Paul Levy talks to Chris Cresswell about Lost in Transit

Lost in Transit is back at the Brighton Spiegeltent “with a new twist.” A sell out hit in 2014, creator and director Chris Cresswell gives us an update and shares insights into the creation of a unique piece of cabaret theatre that includes circus and clown. Listen to our interview with Chris Cresswell

A Clockwork Orange in Your Home

                Actor, Shirley Jaffe, hosted scenes from the film A Clockwork Orange in her home. I’m serious. Here she chats to Paul Levy about an important talk about the film at The Old Courtroom as well as a site-specific show in the Fringe that is back by popular…

Tony Jaffe – Back at the Old Courtroom

      Tony Jaffe always brings variety to the Fringe. And with a mix of theatre, film, solo shows, music and talks, there’s no disappointing us this year at the Fringe. here Tony chats to Paul Levy about his tea, his vision for The Old Courtroom,  and his programme this year. Liste to our…

Paul Levy talks to Nicola Haydn

              Nicola Haydn and her team have boldly piloted legendary Brighton theatre venue, Upstairs at Three and Ten to the equally renowned Basement. I met Nicola at the Brighton Fringe press launch and she shared her usual passion for theatre and a few updates for the Warren at this…

Paul Levy talks to Julian Caddy

          In our catch up interview with Brighton Fringe’s managing director, Julian Caddy, we thought we’d do something different this year. We asked Julian to take us on a tour of Fringes around the world. Each Fringe has its own uniqueness, yet there is also common ground. Where should you take…

Paul Levy talks to Blanche McIntyre

          Blanche McIntyre is an award-winning director. Here Paul Levy talks to her about the “scary” prospect of directing the work of Tom Stoppard. We are taken into the rehearsal room through Blanche’s description of the process of lifting a work off the page by a writer who has been called…

Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Club Silenzio

              I caught up with two of the Club Silenzio team who chatted to me about their club night at the Amsterdam Fringe. Promising fine music and many surprises, as well as a unique atmosphere, these award-winners talk about how they get their ideas and bring them to the…

Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Igor Vrebac about Homo Sapiens

              Devised, and drawing on mime and physical theatre, Homo Sapiens looks at moving beyond the labels and stereotypes around sexuality. Here deviser/performer Igor Vrebac talks about how Homo Sapiens was created and the artistic journey of the production. Listen to our interview with Igor Vrebac about Homo Sapiens   Visit…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy gets an update from Juliette Burton

                  Juliette Burton is tired. Very tired, after a possible sell out run of her show “Look at Me” at the Edinburgh Fringe. Since our interview with her at Brighton Fringe 2014, she’s been busy making new work. In this interview she discusses “Message”-based comedy and her next…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Greg Clarke about Adelaide Fringe

        Greg Clarke is Director/Chief Executive of Adelaide Fringe.   Adelaide Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival run over four weeks in Adelaide, South Australia during February and March. Unlike a curated festival, the open-access nature of Adelaide Fringe means that anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is able…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Jethro Compton

                  Jethro Compton is a theatre maker and a renaissance man. But how does a successful theatre maker balance the roles of artist, director and producer? What will jethro look like in twenty years’ time? I a frank interview about the art AND the “business”, jethro talks…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Tommy Croft from Jollyboat

                  Jollyboat are two brothers. One of them, Tommy Croft celebrates packed houses and queues down the street for their Fringe show Jollyboat: Five Stars, F*****ck Yeah! with Paul Levy and lifts the lid on creating comedy and music. Listen to our interview with Tommy Croft

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy catches up with Robert Cohen

                  FringeReview’s guest blogger, Robert Cohen, gives us plenty of insight into the process of writing and the creative journey that led to his highly acclaimed solo theatre piece, Hi Vis, and the creation of Quint. Listen to our interview with Robert Cohen    

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy meets the Socks and Kev F Sutherland

                  Paul Levy finally got to meet the famous socks and their artistic partner, Kev F Sutherland. Their new show, Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – And So Am I, forms the basis of this long and wide-ranging interview. A fascinating insight into sock puppetry, the making of…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to George Mann about Light

                  A couple of years ago, FringeReview gave Theatre Ad Infinitum one of our Outstanding Theatre Awards for Translunar Paradise. Last year, they had an outstanding review for Ballad of the Burning Star. This year, they bring Light, a science fiction work,  presenting “a dystopian future inspired…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Kate Goodfellow about Smoking Ban

                  Smoking Ban, performed by Kate Goodfellow, was highly recommended by FringeReview at the Brighton Fringe 2014. In this interview with Paul Levy, Kate talks about rehearsing in front of a mirror, self-directing, self-motivating, and the process of bringing this solo theatre piece to the Edinburgh Fringe…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy discusses Nick Drake with Michael Burdett

                  There’s an extraordinary story at the heart of Strange Face – Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording. Michael Burdett (creator of The Strange Face Project) has travelled the country and brings stories and views on a musical legend whose music, according to Burdett, is “pure weeping”….

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy chats to Henry Blofeld

                  Blowers is back at the Fringe and happy to talk about the theatre and comedy of cricket. Henry Blofeld loves to improvise in the commentary box, and here he talks to Paul Levy about telling stories about cricket and their memories of Test Match Special in…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Sid Sloane

                  Children’s TV Presenter, Sid Sloane is known  to a lot of children and their parents! Sid is on a mission to empower the younger ones, as well as entertain them. Here he talks about the theatre performer and the TV presenter. Sid lifts the lid on touring…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Josh Gardner

                        Josh Gardner brings his first show, a new work to the Fringe. Inspired by letters from George, a close relative who fought in the First World War, Josh talks about writing, creating and performing It’s All About George, a must-see show in the Free…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy meets Bowjangles

                  Bowjangles cut their musical theatre teeth in street performance. Their now show, On the Box, transfers flawlessly to the Fringe stage and here they share their wisdom with Paul Levy about fusing physical knockabout comedy with the unique comedy of the viola and other stringed weapons……

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Gavin Robertson

                  Gavin Robertson has created another solo show. Here he charts his creative journey and reflects with Paul Levy on the thread of continuity in his highly acclaimed theatre work. His new solo work, Bond!, is another adventure into physical theatre that isn’t afraid to play with philosophy…

Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Nick Brice

                  Interview with Nick Brice Bite-Size are back at the Pleasance Dome with three more menus of short plays as well as a children’s show with an environmental flavour. Here, Director Nick Brice talks about choosing and directing short play format theatre. The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show…

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Juliette Burton

                    Interview with Juliette Burton In this very candid interview, Juliette Burton, actor, writer, performer, comedian,  shares with Paul Levy how she created When I Grow Up, a personal account of her dreams, struggles and search for purpose and fun. Listen to our interview with Juliette…

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Matt Rudkin

                    Interview with Matt Rudkin Inconvenient Spoof were a hit at recent Fringes with Naive Dance Masterclass. Here Matt Rudkin talks to Paul Levy about their new show, Buddhism – Is it Just for Losers? Matt talks about how they create and bring work to the stage….

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Casual Violence Comedy

                      Interview with Casual Violence Comedy Award winning comedy group, Casual Violence Comedy are playing at their “home venue” with their new show at the Brighton Fringe. Here some of the group talk to Paul Levy about their unique style of comedy. Listen to our…

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Gail Louw

                      Interview with Gail Louw Acclaimed writer, Gail Louw offers us a revealing insight into the process of writing, as she conceived, researched, created and brought Duwayne, a play about someone treated as a potential criminal instead of a witness to a murder,  to the…

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy Meets John Hinton

                    Interview with John Hinton Is John Hinton a renaissance man ? Multi-talented writer, director, storyteller and performer John Hinton talks about Albert Einstein Relativitively Speaking and the process of turning an adult show into a junior edition. Listen to our interview with John Hinton

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy meets Laurel and Hardy

                      Interview with Philip Hutchinson and Tony Carpenter Philip Hutchinson’s play about Laurel and Hardy was a hit with the Sons of the Desert, the worldwide appreciate society for the two legends. Here we have both the light and dark of these two iconic clowns,…

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Jonathan Brown

                      Interview with Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown, founder of theatre company, Something Underground, brings back his award-winning The Last Lunch, to the Brighton Fringe, as well as Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore, and Smoking Ban. Jonathan discusses the process of writing, creating new work,…

Brighton Audio 2014: FringeReview talks to Andy Currums

Interview with Andy Currums In this interview, Any Currums talks to Paul Levy about bringing a one man show, The People’s Champion,  about the legendary and often troubled snooker icon. Alex “Hurricane” Higgins to the stage. Listen to our interview with Andy Currums

Brighton Audio 2014: A Catch-up with Chris Orr

                Listen to our interview with Chris Orr Chris Orr brings two shows to the Brighton Five Pound Fringe. Chris talks about his new style of impro and how we works as a performer. 11th May 8pm – Slopro – The Opposite of Slick. A new style of…

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Frank Leon

                  New Venture Theatre regularly shine with their in Brighton. Now, Hedwig and the Angry Inch goes beyond their base in the city and head out on tour after the Fringe. We caught up with director, Frank Leon. Listen to our interview with Frank Leon

Brighton Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to David Weedall

                    David Weedall, prolific writer and director, talks to us about Brighton-based Second Impression Theatre‘s new production, a “bizarre, dark comedy”, About a Heist. Listento our interview with David Weedall    

Brighton Audio 2014: FringeReview Meets Jim Walker

                  Jim Walker brings Normal Heights to Brighton, which was a hit at Boulder Fringe in 2013. Jim shares his journey from journals to stage – as he developed a “hilarious and moving musical exploring sexuality and the cost of silence.” Full show details here. Listen to our interview…