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 Rhiannon Vivian from The Maydays

August 6, 2014

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Rhiannon Vivian from the much loved Maydays, an improvised comedy troupe from Brighton, UK, talks about their new show Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show, which pays homage to the classic TV sci-fi series, as well as sharing her thoughts on how Maydays keep their improv fresh, and the importance of fun in the whole process.

Listen to our interview with Rhiannon Vivian

 

 


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


Dan Lentell talks to Matt Rutter and Tim Lynskey

August 3, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Matt Rutter and Tim Lynskey of The Art of Falling Apart which was HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by FringeReview.

Dan Lentell talks to Matt Rutter & Tim Lynskey


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Phillip Aughey

August 3, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Phillip Aughey about The Exchange. Set in the outback, and based upon a real hotel in Muttaburra, Queensland. The Exchange is a comedy of barflies, BS and beer.

Dan Lentell talks to Phillip Aughey


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to Amanda Kelleher

August 3, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Irish lass Amanda Kelleher about Mean Things I Did To My Sister which has been RECOMMENDED by FringeReview.

Dan Lentell talks to Amanda Kelleher

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Eric’s Tales of the Sea’

August 3, 2014

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Dan Lentell talks to Eric (just Eric) of Eric’s Tales of the Sea. The former Royal Navy submariner gives his initial impressions of #EdFringe 2014 as well as an insight into how her surfaced into the world of stand up.

Dan Lentell talks to Eric’s Tales of the Sea


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

August 2, 2014

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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

Listen to our interview with Kate Goodfellow

 

 

 

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Andrea Flynn and Simon Stewart About The Wind Road Boys

August 2, 2014

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The Wind Road Boys is a musical which is also an anthem and a reminder of the mining communities around Durham county. Here Andrea Flynn and Simon Stewart share their passion for a production which receives standing ovations and ignites the memory and passion of past, present and future generations. How did the idea for the musical come about and how was it realised in stage? Paul Levy finds out as this new musical comes to the Fringe.

Listen to our interview with Andrea Flynn and Simon Stuart


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Kate Saffin talks to Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones

August 2, 2014

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Actor Rebecca Vaughan (I, Elizabeth and Austen’s Women, Female Gothic) and writer/director/producer Elton Townend Jones from Dyad Productions talk to Kate Saffin about their new work, Dalloway. Vaughan has been impressing audiences for several years with her solo character work at the Fringe. Here Kate Saffin uncovers how they bring their acclaimed work to realisation.

Listen to our interview with Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy chats to Henry Blofeld

August 2, 2014

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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 their always popular Fringe show. Some fascinating parallels are drawn between the world of theatre and the realm of cricket and sport.

Listen to our interview with Henry Blofeld

 

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Joan Kane and Bruce A! Kraemer about What Do You Mean

August 2, 2014

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Bruce A! Kraemer has penned a play about penning plays. What Do You Mean is a piece about the process of creation and realisation in the theatre. A dark comedy in absurdist style, writer, Bruce, and director, Joan Kane talk to Paul Levy about this new writing from Ego Actus Theatre Company.

Listen to our interview with Joan Kane and Bruce A Kraemer


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Sid Sloane

July 31, 2014

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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 Sid’s Show,  and the difference between being live on stage and in front of a camera.

Listen to our interview with Sid Sloane

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Josh Gardner

July 31, 2014

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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 Fringe.

Listen to our interview with Josh Gardner


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks Cats and B-Sides with Richard Fry

July 30, 2014

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Richard Fry needs a diversion. After five shows of intense drama, he’s lightening up and doing his “happy” show at the Fringe. Here he chats to Paul Levy about the process of creating Pop Life, some back stage tales from the entertainment industry brought about by a unique encounter with a cat.

Listen to our interview with Richard Fry

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy meets Bowjangles

July 30, 2014

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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…

Listen to our interview with Bowjangles

 


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Gavin Robertson

July 30, 2014

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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 and comedy along the way.

Listen to our interview with Gavin Robertson


Edinburgh Audio 2014: Paul Levy talks to Nick Brice

July 30, 2014

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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 has achieved acclaim over many years, but what makes a good short play?

Listen to our interview with Nick Brice