Paul Levy talks to Lucy Hopkins about Le Foulard

May 10, 2015

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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

May 9, 2015

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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

May 9, 2015

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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

May 5, 2015

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“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 about Hideout, an award-winning production from Haste Theatre.

Listen to our interview with Jesse Du Pre about The Hideout


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

May 5, 2015

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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 Charles Adrian about Stories about Love, Death and a Rabbit


Paul Levy talks to Andres Tuells about Guruguru

May 4, 2015

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Andres Tuells is a bouffant clown. Here he talks about how he uses this clown style in his new Fringe show, Guruguru.

Listen to our interview with Andres Tuells about Guruguru


Paul Levy talks to James Mannion about The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim

May 4, 2015

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The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim is a rock opera set in Death’s Waiting Room.. Here, James Mannion shares the story of how the show came into being.

Listen to our interview with James Mannion about The Reincarnation of Trim Tab Jim


An Update from Mill Goble from the Dukebox Theatre: Creating new fringe spaces

May 4, 2015

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The Dukebox Theatre is growing! First stop, St Andre’s Church. Mill Goble, the venue creator and director,  updates us and shares her vision for the future of this now highly regarded fringe venue.

Listen to our interview with Mill Goble from The Dukebox Theatre


Paul Levy talks to Lulu Baker about Lamb Comedy

May 4, 2015

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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

May 4, 2015

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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 how the show came into being.

Listen to our interview with Simon Waterfield about The Kilted Tommy


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

May 2, 2015

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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 show was created.

Listen to our interview with Imogen Di Sapia about The Mermaid’s Tale


Paul Levy talks with Jane Elizabeth Callan and Helen Pepper-Smith about Charm el Sheikh & Small World

May 2, 2015

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Two new plays from Jump Through Hoops Theatre build on previous Fringe success. In this interview writer and performer, Jane Elizabeth Callan and Helen Pepper-Smith, talk about Charm el Sheikh & Small World.

Listen to our interview with Jane Elizabeth Callan and Helen Pepper-Smith


Paul Levy talks to Heather Urquhart from The Maydays

May 2, 2015

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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

May 2, 2015

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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 themselves turn up, and force her to face a few home truths.”

Listen to our interview with Jules Craig about Edith, Elizabeth and I


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

May 2, 2015

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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

May 2, 2015

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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 People


Paul Levy talks to Josie Melia and Julie Everton about The Bombing of the Grand Hotel

May 1, 2015

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Writers Julie Everton and Josie Melia have written a new play, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel,  that “tells the story of the astonishing relationship between Pat Magee, who planted the bomb, and Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the blast.” They’ve spoken to those directly involved and their thorough research is the foundation of this important piece. Here they chat to Paul Levy about the processes of writing and realisation for the stage.

Listen to our interview with Josie Melia and Julie Everton


Paul Levy talks to Tom Dussek about Beowulf

May 1, 2015

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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

May 1, 2015

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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 interview with Erica Blaxland de Lange about Tale of the Pig


Paul Levy talks to Abi Hynes and Laura Danielle about 7 Veils: An Evening with Mata Hari

May 1, 2015

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7 Veils: An Evening with Mata Hari is written by  Abi Hynes and solo performed by Laura Danielle (from Faro Productions). Here they talk to Paul Levy about this iconic figure and bringing her to the stage.

Listen to our interview with Abi Hynes and Laura Danielle about 7 Veils An Evening with Mata Hari


Paul Levy talks to Nick Driftwood about The Art & Tech of Film & Photography

May 1, 2015

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The Art & Tech of Film & Photography is a minifest of talks at the Brighton Spiegeltent during the Brighton Fringe (Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm till 5pm) Nick Driftwood enthuses about the line up, talks about the development of film and photography and even tells us how to hack a camera..

LIsten to our interview with Nick Driftwood from Brighton Spiegeltent


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

April 28, 2015

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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

April 28, 2015

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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

April 26, 2015

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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 attempt to create the elixir of life”. Thomas Gorham from Head First Acrobats chats to Paul Levy about how the show came into being and how circus combines with narrative to bring the story to life through acrobatics.

Listen to our interview with Thomas Gorham from Head First Acrobats


Paul Levy talks to Paul Zenon about “Linking Rings”

April 24, 2015

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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, who has influenced him and his next steps. Look him up on Wikipedia and you’ll find this polymath described as ” is an English stage and TV magician, comedian, presenter, corporate entertainer, commentator, writer and actor”. He’s that, and more…

Listen to our interview with Paul Zenon


Paul Levy talks to James Weisz from Emporium Brighton

April 22, 2015

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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 for the theatre makers and audience in Brighton.

Listen to our interview with James Weisz of Emporium


Paul Levy talks to the director and some of the cast of What the Butler Saw at Emporium Brighton

April 22, 2015

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This was a real treat for yours truly. Joe Orton‘s darkly comic farce, What the Butler Saw comes to Emporium Brighton (produced by talking Scarlet) and I (Paul Levy) get to talk to the director and two cast members! Patric Kearns directs Brian Capron (as Dr Prentice) and Melissa Clements (who plays Geraldine Barclay) in a version that also stars Jenny Funnell (as Mrs Prentice). We chat about the play, the ghost of Joe, and much more in an interview that unravels the creation of characters, the enduring qualities of this play, and why Emporium is such a fitting venue for the piece. (Though not an official Brighton Fringe show, we have listed it under the Fringe Interviews for brighton as it runs until May 9th).

Listen to our interview with Patric Kearns Brian Capron and Melissa Clements


Paul Levy talks to Pauline McLynn

April 22, 2015

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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 interview with Pauline McLynn


Paul Levy talks to Maria McAteer about My Friend Lester

April 17, 2015

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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 discusses the challenges of stepping into the role of this music icon.

Listen to our interview with Maria McAteer about My Friend Lester


Paul Levy talks to Chris Cresswell about Lost in Transit

April 14, 2015

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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


Paul Levy talks to Joshua Crisp from Bard and Troubaduor: Making Theatre for Children

April 7, 2015

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If Puss in Boots came to Brighton, Joshua Crisp from Bard and Troubadour thinks the wily cat might get into a few adventures and a scrape or two. In this interview, Joshua talks about how his company (comprising he, the bard, and she, Amy Sutton – the Troubadour), makes theatre for children, takes us into his rehearsal rooms and shares some ambitions for the this acclaimed duo.

Listen to our interview with Joshua Crisp

 


A Clockwork Orange in Your Home

April 7, 2015

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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 demand.

Listen to our interview with Shirley Jaffe

 


Tony Jaffe – Back at the Old Courtroom

April 7, 2015

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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 interview with Tony Jaffe

 


Paul Levy talks to Nicola Haydn

April 7, 2015

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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 year’s Fringe.

Listen to our interview with Nicola Haydn

 

 


Paul Levy talks to Julian Caddy

April 7, 2015

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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 your show next, after Brighton ? The interview ends back in our home city is an informative and inspiring conversation.

Listen to our interview with Julian Caddy


Paul Levy talks to Blanche McIntyre

January 30, 2015

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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 “one of the greatest of the present”. Arcadia first premiered at the National Theatre and comes to the Theatre Royal Brighton.

Listen to our interview with Blanche McIntyre


Brighton Comedy Fringe Audio 2014: FringeReview meets poet Chris Parkinson

October 19, 2014

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Chris Parkinson is a poetry household name in Brighton, and beyond its borders. He stands alone a live poetry performer at the Comedy Fringe with Moonshine,  but raised both laughs and cheers at the launch night. Here is chats to Paul Levy about how he makes and performs poetry.

Listen to our interview with Chris Parkinson

 


Brighton Comedy Fringe Audio 2014: Paul Jones talks to FringeReview about Nerdfather

October 19, 2014

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Paul Jones is a Nerdfather, dressing his kids up as his favourite sci-fi icons and then taking them to meet them. Here he chats to Paul Levy about his comedy creation and his love of science fiction.

Listen to our interview with Paul Jones

 


Brighton Comedy Fringe 2014 Audio: Paul Levy chats to Phil Jerrod about Neanderthal

October 19, 2014

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We’ve never really escaped from the caves. Phil Jerrod‘s new show will involve roaring, and plenty of sharp observation. He he chats to FringeReview’s Paul Levy at the Brighton Comedy Fringe launch about his new show, Neanderthal

Listen to our interview with Phil Jerrod

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Brighton Comedy Fringe Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Mathilda Gregory

October 19, 2014

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Mathilda Gregory revisits the werewolf erotica she penned over five years ago, bringing her solo comedy show to the Comedy Fringe, Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote.

Listen to our interview with Mathilda Gregory


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Alec Hughes about Dante Undone

September 13, 2014

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Dante Undone from Almost Human has to be one of the most unique pieces of theatre and live art at the Fringe. In this interview Paul Levy talks to director and creator, Alec Hughes about this very different journey into Hell, in the company of Dante himself.

Listen to our interview with Alec Hughes about Dante Undone

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Rob Murray and Liezl de Kock about Crazy in Love

September 13, 2014

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Crazy in Love was rated by FringeReview  as an Outstanding Show at the Amsterdam Fringe. In this interview, Paul Levy talks to director,  Rob Murray and performer, Liezl de Kock from A Conspiracy of Clowns,  about the play, its history and how it was brought to the stage.

Listen to our interview with Rob Murray and Liezl de Kock

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Tony Lancaster about Grahamstown Fringe

September 13, 2014

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Grahamstown Fringe is part of the National Arts Festival, based in South Africa. It has links with other Fringe Festivals around the world and, in this interview, Paul Levy talked to Tony Lancaster, the festivals’s CEO, about this unique arts event, a platform for local, national and international work. Tony also gives some insights to the theatre scene in South Africa.

Listen to our interview with Tony Lancaster about Grahamstown Fringe

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 

 

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Club Silenzio

September 7, 2014

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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 late evening Fringe stage in the form of their event, Club Silenzio: The Final Quest.

Listen to our interview with Club Silenzio

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Anneke Jansen about Amsterdam Fringe

September 6, 2014

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I last spoke to Anneke Jansen, Artistic Director of Amsterdam Fringe,  a couple of years ago. Since then the Amsterdam Fringe has gained its own Spiegeltent and garden and has established itself as a major Fringe, with an edge of its own. Here, Anneke talks to Paul Levy about the Fringe she loves, and she also gives the best definition of “fringe” we have heard yet!

Listen to our interview with Anneke Jansen from Amsterdam Fringe

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com


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

September 5, 2014

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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 our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Lilja Björk Hermannsdóttir about Call, Girl

September 5, 2014

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Lilja Björk Hermannsdóttir has created Call, Girl, a site-specific solo theatre piece that locates itself right in the heart of the red light district of Amsterdam. Here writer/performer Lilja talks about how the piece was created and her process of bringing such a direct monologue to the fringe stage.

Listen to our Interview with Lilja Björk Hermannsdóttir about Call Girl

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Marius Mensink about Mick Jagger is my Nightmare

September 5, 2014

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I caught up with an (understandably) out-of-breath Marius Mensinkn who talked to me about Mick Jagger is my Nightmare, a hugely physical piece of solo theatre. In this interview we get an insight into Marius’s rehearsal process and how this visually arresting piece of theatre came into being.

Listen to our interview with Marius Mensinkn about Mick Jagger is my Nightmare

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul levy talks to Marrit Bausch and Ursel Braaksma about Het rariteitenkabinet der (on)gelukkigen

September 5, 2014

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Storytelling is often about simple things. And here we have simple things in a caravan. Drawing on their roots in street theatre, Marrit Bausch and Ursel Braaksma talk about Het rariteitenkabinet der (on)gelukkigen, which is based in a small caravan next to the Fringe tent. They discuss how they create stories from the things in the performance space and the things people bring to it.

Listen to our Interview with Marrit Bausch and Ursel Braaksma about Home Het rariteitenkabinet der (on)gelukkigen

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com

 


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul levy talks to Luc de Groen about Ernem tot me dood!

September 5, 2014

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Luc de Groen talks to Paul levy about writing and performing a play that has taken him on a very personal journey.  Ernem tot me dood!has taken Luc back to his roots. here he talks about the process of taking an idea to the Fringe stage.

“Luc de Groen is een gelukkige jonge theatermaker, gevestigd in Amsterdam. Op zijn twintigste heeft hij zijn veilige huis en haard verlaten om in het grote Amsterdam te gaan studeren. Met enige nostalgie kijkt hij terug naar zijn oude liefde, Arnhem, waarvoor hij nog steeds het koosnaampje Ernem gebruikt.”

Listen to our Interview with Luc de Groen about Ernem tot me dood

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com


Amsterdam Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Philip Rademeyer and Lesoko Seabe about Siembamba

September 4, 2014

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Writer and director, Philip Rademeyer,  and actor Lesoko Seabe from Rust Co-Operative talk to Paul levy about Siembamba, a play that “looks at how the domestic worker simultaneously is and is not part of the family, and also asks questions about the social and political complexities of this intimate relationship in the 1980s and 1990s.” Part of the Best of South Africa season at the Fringe, Philip discusses the process of co-authoring with Penelope Youngleson and Lesoko discusses how she brings truth to the characters she plays.

Listen to our interview with Nieke Lombard and Lesoko Seabe about Siembamba

 

Visit our main Amsterdam fringe coverage on FringeReview.com


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

August 27, 2014

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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 steps.

Listen to our interview with Juliette Burton


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Kat Woods and Declan Perring about Belfast Boy

August 23, 2014

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Belfast Boy won a 2014 FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award at Edinburgh Fringe. Here the writer, Kat Woods and performer, Declan Perring from Purple Penguin Productions talk about bringing this solo theatre piece from page to stage. (You can read our review of Belfast Boy here).

Listen to our interview with Kat Woods and Declan Perring about Belfast Boy

 

 


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

August 23, 2014

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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 to register and be part of Australia’s largest arts event. The result is one of the most diverse arts festivals in the world, renowned for fresh ideas, spontaneity and fun. In this interview Greg Clarke offers a person view of the Fringe and shares a vision for its future.

Listen to our interview with Greg Clarke from Adelaide Fringe

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Ceri Bostock about Butterfly in Shades of Blue

August 18, 2014

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Butterfly in Shades of Blue is a romantic comedy playing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.  But what is a romantic comedy? Paul Levy talks to actor Ceri Bostock about playing Vicky in a new play”which follows Stephen and Vicky when they first meet and then as they fall in and out of love. The play is a bittersweet study of how their relationship changes over the years due to differing aspirations.” The play is written by Ed Penny, directed by Allan Wilcox and also stars Iago McGuire.

Listen to our interview with Ceri Bostock

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Matthew Ackland and Ilona Saic About Broken Dolls

August 17, 2014


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Broken Dolls (Razbitye Kuklu) is a new play by New York-based Matthew Ackland. In this interview, Paul levy talks to Matthew and actor Ilona Saic about bringing a play about the sex trafficking industry to the stage. Matthew offers insights into the writing process, and Ilona shares her approach to inhabiting the character of Razbitye. Show details here.

Listen to our interview with Ilona Saic and Matthew Ackland

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Jethro Compton

August 17, 2014

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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 of his decision to bring “trilogies” to this year’s Fringe – the return of the acclaimed The Bunker Trilogy, and the new The Capone Trilogy.

Listen to our interview with Jethro Compton

(Please note: Our interviewer, Paull Levy, was recovering from a lost voice when this interview was recorded and over-compensated a bit on the microphone, hence the occasional annoying “pop”)

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Ana Nikolashvili and Guy Masterson about Animal Farm

August 16, 2014

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George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm is brought to the stage in an epic production by Georgia’s premiere theatre company – Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre. In a ground-breaking collaboration between Olivier Award winning Director Guy Masterson and renowned Artistic Director Keti Dolidze, Animal Farm is performed by 25 actors with stunning physicality and power. Director Guy Masterson and Actor Ana Nikolashvili take Paul Levy into the rehearsal room.

Listen to our interview with Ana Nikolashvili and Guy Masterson

 

 


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

August 16, 2014

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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 Philip Hutchinson about Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

August 16, 2014

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Laurel and Hardy have taken over Philip Hutchinson’s life. Yet he’s in the process of creating a very different new show for 2014. Here he updates Paul Levy on the journey that has taken them across the pond, and around the UK, with Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy.

Listen to our interview with Philip Hutchinson

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Frank Wurzinger about Goodbye Günther

August 16, 2014

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How do you make death life-affirming? Frank Wurzinger talks about his new show, Goodbye Günther, and shares his journey as a theatremaker from previous Fringes to this one. How do you create solo theatre work? Paul Levy finds out.

Listen to our interview with Frank Wurzinger


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy catches up with Robert Cohen

August 16, 2014

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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 talks to Heather Bagnall and Luke Tudball

August 16, 2014

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What began as a blog, became an acclaimed piece of theatre. In this fascinating talk with Performer/writer Heather Bagnall and director Luke Tudball, Paul levy explores the craft of the solo show and the uniqueness of Single Married Girl.

Listen to our interview with Heather Bagnall and Luke Tudball

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Daniel Taylor About The Tommy Cooper Show

August 16, 2014

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Daniel Taylor talks to Paul Levy about The Tommy Cooper Show, and the difference between portrayal and impersonation. How does a performer bring a TV legend to the stage, tell the dark story as well a celebrate the much loved icon?

Listen to our interview with Daniel Taylor

 

 

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Jack Holden about Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked

August 6, 2014

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Since starring in War Horse in the West End, Jack Holden has pushed himself and his own boundaries with some solo theatre work. Here he talks to Paul Levy about starring in Rob Hayes’ one-man tragi-comedy Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked.

Listen to our interview with Jack Holden

 

 


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

August 6, 2014

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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 comedy, and Kev’s own creative journey.

Listen to our interview with Kev F Sutherland

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Dave Waller about Where My Folk To?

August 6, 2014

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Dave Waller: Where My Folk To ? is Dave Waller’s journey into Hip Hop and back to his roots. It’s a very personal tale. Here we have the remarkable story of a remarkable journey. Dave Waller discusses his show with Paul Levy.

Listen to our interview with Dave Waller

 


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

August 6, 2014

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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 by Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations where implants connect brains to cyberspace and governments secretly infiltrate citizens’ minds.” Paul Levy talks to George Mann about the production and the dream that inspired it.

Listen to our interview with George Mann

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Blood at the Root’

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to the company behind Blood at the Root. “This explosive new drama from Dominique Morisseau explores the escalating racial tensions at a divided American high school. Inspired by the true story of six black teenagers charged with the attempted murder of a white student after a schoolyard fight, it is an unconventional play infused with music and movement and promises to be an exciting and provocative theatrical experience.”

Dan Lentell talks to Blood at the Root


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Vickie Tanner

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Vickie Tanner about her show Running Into Myself. “A call from home sends Vickie Tanner on a whirlwind tour of her life proving that wherever you go, there you are. This extraordinary, true and audacious performance is a riveting portrait of the writer’s escape from the drug and prison culture of her urban American neighborhood and offers shocking insight into the minds of young people. One of five solo plays selected for the inaugural A Series of One festival at La Mama in NYC, it’s the best kind of story: one you think you can predict, but can’t.”

Dan Lentell talks to Vickie Tanner


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Arabian Nights’

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to the team behind Arabian Nights. “Meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. Come and enjoy Ali Baba’s encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the Fisherman and the Genie. Be transported to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels with music, madcap comedy, puppetry and theatrical magic, in Story Pocket Theatre’s exciting new version of Arabian Nights. Suitable for ages five and up.” 

Dan Lentell talks to Arabian Nights


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Josh Ladgrove

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Josh Ladgrove in whose show the audience gets to Come Heckle Christ.

Dan Lentell talks to Josh Ladgrove


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to The California Shakespeare Ensemble

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to The California Shakespeare Ensemble about their take on Shakespeare’s Villains. “Imagine if Shakespeare’s best villains were taken out of their respective plays, reassembled Frankenstein style and finally got to be the focus of their own stories. The California Shakespeare Ensemble will do just that in Shakespeare’s Villains as they weave three of the Bard’s finest antagonists into one engaging 70 minute show using only Shakespeare’s original words.”

Dan Lentell talks to The California Shakespeare Ensemble


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to The Lincoln Company

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to The Lincoln Company about their play The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union” in which two Soviet cosmonauts are “orbiting the earth they left behind twelve years earlier. A Scottish civil negotiator with a secret and a troubled Russian stripper. Joined by characters each holding their extraordinary interwoven stories of loss and desire, David Greig’s play is a physical exploration of connection and disconnection between human life: the intimate, the epic, and the disjointed world we live in.”

Dan Lentell talks to The Lincoln Company


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘The Sun Apparatus’

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to The Sun Apparatus about Unprescribed their, “Sinister, funny, sexy and absurd. Unprescribed invites the audience to The Centre to observe treatments targeting those suffering from anxieties and obsessions. Patients are led through a series of exercises designed to aid their journey to a more peaceful existence. As a multinational group of female theatre makers, The Sun Apparatus use everything from song and dance to vegetables to explore the stresses and expectations surrounding institutional control and our current existence. Unprescribed asks whether our anxieties and obsessions can, or even should, be cured.”

Dan Lentell talks to The Sun Apparatus


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘3000 Trees’

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to 3000 Trees. “Inspired by Scottish activist Willie MacRae. Did his passions lead him to destruction? Or were the shadows conspiring against him? What happens to Willie is what happens to our freedom.”

Dan Lentell talks to 3000 Trees


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Heather Lai

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Heather Lai. “China. 1969. Mid-summer. Cultural Revolution. Snow starts to fall. YingYing and Mulan meet in the harshest Chinese work camp. Surrounded by cruelty and sadness, the two women find strength in each other. Based on her family’s experience, Heather Lai tells a tale of injustice, of companionship and enduring love.”

Dan Lentell talks to Heather Lai


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Signal Failure’

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Signal Failure. “A girl and (kind-of) stalker guy journey through life, love and London’s transport system, until a newspaper column brings them together! Big-city virgin Lorna’s missing her mother as she adjusts to bustle and noise of Stockwell and her rampant flatmates. Reclusive night chef Brian’s the proud owner of the cleanest skirting boards in London. Brief encounters give way to (awkward) sexual encounters, but the course of London transport never did run smooth. Expect accidents, delays and severe signal failure as two damaged people try to cross the gap in this twisted rom-com.”

Dan Lentell talks to Signal Failure


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to The Mulberry Theatre Company

August 6, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to The Mulberry Theatre Company. “Welcome to Tower Hamlets. This is East London as you’ve never seen it before. Here, nothing is as it seems. It is a world where baby spirits inhabit rainclouds, where time can be bought in shops, a world where pianos bite the fingers of their players, debts rise up as demons and dominoes are ivory eggs from which the future hatches. Because this is Amina’s world. A world of softness, imagination and possibility. But where has her mother gone? A magical tale about small actions, big effects and finding your power.”

Dan Lentell talks to The Mulberry Theatre Company


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Matt Morrillo

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Matt Morrillo about hiss 2nd Fringe outing. “The cult hit show that rocked the US and Australia makes its UK debut! Combining stand-up, sketch comedy, theatre and music, intelligently targeting sex, dating, love, getting naked and getting laid!”

Dan Lentell talks to Matt Morrillo


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Luc Valvona

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Luc Valvona. “Is Amusia a fantasia of amusement, or does it really mean something quite different? Musical comedian Luc Valvona plays a selection of his songs and then tries to sell you his CDs.”

Dan Lentell talks to Luc Valvona


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Amelia Robinson

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Amelia Robinson. “Start your day with an interactive musical adventure and experience what it’s like to be part of the show! After a sell out Pleasance run in 2012, ukulele-playing New Yorker Amelia Robinson returns to the Kidzone, playing original whimsical songs for the whole family to enjoy. To celebrate community, Amelia (aka Mil’s Trills) highlights tracks from her debut album Everyone Together Now! dipping into genres of urban funk, blues, honky-tonk and calypso grooves. Performance highlights: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, East End Film Festival, Ukulele Festival of Great Britain.”

Dan Lentell talks to Amelia Robinson


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Shaun Buswell

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Shaun Buswell. In 2012 Shaun “started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue. Oh, and he had to write all the music without reading a note of it. Did he succeed? Well, come along and find out. This is the story of Shaun’s year via the medium of words, PowerPoint and video.”

Dan Lentell talks to Shaun Buswell


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Elizabeth Aaron

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Elizabeth Aaron who has adapted deleted “scenes from her novel, deemed too outrageous by her publishers, into an absurdist stand-up set. Low Expectations: The Unpublishable Material features witty illustrations that capture the hilarity/emotional detritus of Gen Y. Low Expectations has been described as Girls in Dalston, as written by VICE and The Unpublishable Material as Nathan Barley passed out behind a bin, in £300 stripper shoes. The novel is out July 17th with Quercus Books.”

Dan Lentell talks to Elizabeth Aaron


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Dear Mr Kaiser’

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to the team behind Dear Mr Kaiser. “A modern twist on the classic war drama, Dear Mister Kaiser tells the extraordinary true story of Robert Campbell, a British Prisoner of War in WWI, who, after receiving terrible news from back home, takes the unlikely step of writing a letter to the Kaiser of Germany. A wondrous and uplifting piece of new writing, filled with lashings of stiff upper lip and a Zeppelin ride. Join Hour Lot on a mad dash across Europe as they tell the story of how one carefully worded letter forged the most unlikely of friendships.”

Dan Lentell talks to Dear Mr Kaiser


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Hive’

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Hive, “winners of the Les Enfants Terribles Award 2014. In a world reliant on technology, is it possible to reconnect? Using puppetry, poetry, and powerful ensemble, this visually spectacular story pursues hope in a disconnected, underground world. Inspired by the likes of 1984 and Brave New World, The Hive tells the story of Koto, who dares to think there might be something beyond the walls of his 8 x 8 cell. Original Score by Jason Nolan. Produced in association with Jackson’s Lane.”

Dan Lentell talks to Hive


Dan Lentell talks to Nick Edwards

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Nick Edwards about his “new musical about the games that weren’t supposed to happen. When the 1940 Tokyo Games are cancelled, a young, passionate athlete inspires the most unlikely competitors, in an attempt to see her dream come true. A funny, entertaining story with great songs, striking characters and a moving ending. This is a musical comedy: fast-paced dialogue interspersed with lively and/or reflective songs. Set in the late 1930s in an outback Australian town.”

Dan Lentell talks to Nick Edwards


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Lisa Faith Phillips and Ellen Mandel

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Lisa Faith Phillips and Ellen Mandel who “as Dr Faith and Ellen Mandel (Mistress Ethel) whip up a self-help seminar with witty original songs such as How to Be a Bad Girl and The Fellatio Tango. Updating with the latest current events and illustrating the secrets with riding crops and maracas.

Dan Lentell talks to Lisa Faith Phillips and Ellen Mandel


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘No Name’

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to the team behind No Name. “An original play written by Jeffrey Hatcher, adapted from the novel by Wilkie Collins, directed by Herschel Kruger. A sheltered, well-to-do young Englishwoman and her sister are thrown into poverty overnight by a distant relative who lays claim to their inheritance. Desperate to protect her family, the daring young Magdalen bands together with a shifty conman, hatching an outrageous plot to reclaim her wealth. But can she win a fortune without losing her soul? Hatcher’s plays and adaptations have been seen in New York, across the US and internationally. Screenwriting credits include: Stage Beauty, Casanova and The Duchess.”

Dan Lentell talks to No Name


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to The Ukulele Evangelists

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to The Ukulele Evangelists whose, “alternative cabaret featuring outlandish music, riotous physical comedy and feral puppets, brought to you by tweedy funksters The Ukulele Evangelists. Prepare for channeling Elvis, a beginners’ guide, badgers, armed and angry, and the financial crisis explained through the medium of contemporary dance. Virtuoso ukulele and thrash tambourine. There may be a spontaneous healing. Or perhaps an uncontrollable soiling.”

Dan Lentell talks to The Ukulele Evangelists


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Garry Roost

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Garry Roost about his, “powerful portrait of the artist Francis Bacon. Caught wearing his mother’s stockings, banished from the family home, sent to Berlin with his father’s henchman. Transfixed by Picasso. On to the Colony Club, champagne, a tragic love life. ‘I think of life as meaningless, yet it excites me. I think each day something marvellous is about to happen’. ‘Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends!’ Dark comedy drama written by and starring Garry Roost, directed by Paul Garnault. ‘Think Michael Sheen, not Rory Bremner…brilliantly crafted’ **** (FringeReview.co.uk).”

Dan Lentell talks to Garry Roost


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Alexis Rosinsky

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Alexis Rosinsky. “Where Is She Now? A one person celebration of Shakespeare’s best loved and rare monologues with lively and enlightening discussion about the characters portrayed, including Lady Macbeth and Joan La Pucelle from Henry VI as well as Constance from King John, Caliban from The Tempest, Ophelia from Hamlet, Portia from The Merchant of Venice, Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing and many others. This very young actress has a beautiful gift for bringing life to Shakespeare’s characters in an unexpected way. She is able to present elements that will enlighten and intrigue her audience.”

Dan Lentell talks to Alexis Rosinsky


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Casual Encounters

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to the team behind Casual Encounters. “James and Jennifer Rogers have been seeing a marriage guidance counsellor. When she tells them they should try something new, James decides this can only mean one thing – wife swapping. He’s been trawling the internet to find a couple for their first casual encounter. What he hasn’t realised is not everyone tells the truth online. He and Jennifer might find this out the hard way when Peter and Annette arrive.”

Dan Lentell talks to Casual Encounters


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Your Fragrant Phantom

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to the team behind Your Fragrant Phantom. “In this captivating and poignant piece of new writing, F Scott Fitzgerald, the author who coined the 1920s The Jazz Age, and his wife Zelda, retell their own story of love, loss and legacy. Your Fragrant Phantom is a surreal two-hander examining the themes of truth and fiction that blurred within the Fitzgeralds’ lives. Was Zelda the manic force the critics portrayed? Could their lives live up to the glamour of Gatsby? What happened when the party was over? Written by NSDF award-winning playwright Jenna May Hobbs.”

Dan Lentell talks to Your Fragrant Phantom


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Lolie Ware

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Lolie Ware. Her “Too Cool to Care is the story of Ware’s life as a carer for a father with Alzheimer’s and a wheelchair-bound mother. But don’t be fooled by the title – as Lolie herself says at the outset, this show is about love.”

Dan Lentell talks to Lolie Ware


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to John Mark (Whisky Anorak)

August 5, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to John Mark (Whisky Anorak). John provides audiences with, “a romp through the bits of the whisky industry that didn’t quite go to plan. It’s more than tartan and kilts you know! Light-hearted storytelling and tutored whisky tasting – the Whisky Anorak way.”

Dan Lentell talks to John Mark Whisky Anorak)


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks at Mark Nathan and Simon Nathan from Riptide The Slasher Musical

August 4, 2014

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Writing music and lyrics for a slasher genre musical ! Mark Nathan and Simon Nathan have done just that and here they share the process for bringing Riptide The Slasher Musical to the Fringe stage.

Listen to our interview with Mark and Simon from Riptide the Slasher Musical


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Rachel Mariner about Bill Clinton Hercules

August 4, 2014

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Lawyer-playwright and self-proclaimed “American middle class domestic extremist out in the Fens”, Rachel Mariner talks to Paul levy about writing Bill Clinton Hercules.

Listen to our interview with Rachel Mariner


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Colin Granger and Natasha Granger about Pitschi

August 4, 2014

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Pitschi, a Kitten with Dreams, comes to the Fringe from the Granger family and Komedia. A much-loved childhood story from Switzerland, this charming tale for younger children has been lifted of the page from Hans Fischer’s original work. Staying true to the original, writer and adapter, Colin Granger and performer, Natasha Granger talks to Paul Levy about bringing the tale to life on the theatre stage.

Listen to our interview with Colin and Natasha Granger


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Randy Ross about The Chronic Single’s Handbook

August 4, 2014

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Randy Ross has brought The Chronic Single’s Guide to the Fringe. This solo show was born from a trip around the world and is drawn from a novel Randy has also written. Here he talks to Paul Levy about creating the show and his role as writer and performer and reflects on “One man’s global search for love.”

Listen to our interview with Randy Ross