Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to ‘The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’

March 20, 2014


Interview with The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

“If you don’t see this show now, then in the years to come you’ll pretend you did.” So said our reviewer, and here Dan Lentell chats to them about this five-starred piece of comedy theatre.

Interview 24th August 2012: Listen to our interview with The Fitzrovia Radio Hour


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Johnny O’Callaghan

March 20, 2014


Interview with Johnny O’Callaghan

Johnny O’Callaghan’s true story, rendered as a comedy play, Who’s Your Daddy?, is one of those true life tales that has to be shared. Shared it he has, but here we get a revealing insight into the craft of writing, and then performing one’s own unbelievable story.

Interview 12th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Johnny O’Callaghan


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Ken Lukowiak

August 20, 2012


Interview with  Ken Lukowiak

Ken talks about this unique piece of theatre where, as writer, and as real life experiencer of the story, he has stepped into the role of this five-star production, A Soldier’s Song, directed by Guy Masterson. Interviewer: Dan Lentell.

Interview 25th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Ken Lukowiak


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Des McLean

August 20, 2012


Interview with Des McLean

“FringeReview’s Edinburgh Editor, Dan Lentell, chats with Des McLean, star of I, Tommy the comi-tragic story charting the rise and fall of Socialist Scotland’s answer to William Wallace. Has Des come to a better understanding of Tommy Sheridan? How have audiences, including individuals represented on stage, reacted? And has the play the potential to act as a kind of truth and reconciliation process for the SSP and Sheridan’s new party Solidarity?

Interview 24th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Des McLean


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Gordon Russell and Tim Swinton

August 20, 2012


Interview with Gordon Russell and Tim Swinton

FringeReview’s Dan Lentell, chats with Gordon Russell and Tim Swinton, the star and producer of On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco / Can Cause Death– a double bill of Chekhov and a piece of new writing by rising star Alison Carr.

Gordon and Tim talk about how their first Fringe experience measures up to their recent acclaimed tour of Scaramouch Jones through the highlands and islands; about the People’s Theatre in Newcastle, where they met; as well as how their bromance has endured the stresses and strains of three hectic weeks in the world capital of theatre

Interview 25th August 2012: Listen toour interview with Gordon Russell and Tim Swinton


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Jimmy Chisholm

August 20, 2012


Interview with Jimmy Chisholm

FringeReview’s Edinburgh Editor, Dan Lentell, chats with Jimmy Chisholm about Jimmy’s part in Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut. What’s it like being in such an unrelentingly physical piece of theatre day after day? What’s does it feel stepping into the shoes of Paul Henreid and Claude Rains as well as acting opposite Gavin Mitchell’s unparalleled portrait of Humphrey Bogart?

Where next for the show which FringeReview has described as “Outstanding” two years in a row?

Interview 24th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Jimmy Chisholm


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Marshall Cordell

August 20, 2012


Interview with Marshall Cordell

Dan Lentell chats to Marshall Cordell, a man who has been bringing shows to the Fringe for over then years,  about the first ever staging of 50 Shades of Grey – The Musical.

Interview 24th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Marshall Cordell


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Amy Curtis

August 20, 2012


Interview with Amy Curtis

In an update interview with Amy Curtis from Trailblaze Theatre, Amy talks about how the show has developed since Brighton Fringe 2012 (first interview here) and in the challenges of bringing a cabaret performance space to life for their production of A Dirty Martini.

Interview 22nd August 2012: Listen to our interview with Amy Curtis


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Tanju Duncan

August 20, 2012


Interview with Tanju Duncan

Tanju Duncan is artistic director of by Moonlight Theatre and talks of the dynamic between being both artistic director and director of their Edinburgh Fringe show, East, as well as the challenge and opportunity of playing at the unique Douglas House.

Interview 22nd August 2012: Listen to our interview with Tanju Duncan


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Jonathan Young

August 20, 2012


Interview with Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young from Shams Theatre takes us on a creative journey from The Garden to Thin Ice, Shams’ latest production at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. Priceless reflections on creativity and theatre making. My favourite interview of the Fringe so far!

Interview 21st August 2012: Listen to our interview with Jonathan Young


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to ‘Candida’

August 20, 2012

Interview with cast and crew of Candida

Dan Lentell talks to some of the cast and crew of Candida about White Heron Theatre‘s staging of this 19th century comedy that is “as contemporary as any play running today.”

Interview19th August 2012: Listen to our interview with the cast and crew of Candida


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Ed Eales-White

August 20, 2012


Interview with Ed Eales-White

Ed Eales-White brings Champions to the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. One part of Clever Peter and Whitebone Productions, Ed talks about experimenting with a one-man show while this acclaimed sketch troupe take a short sabbatical. An interesting conversation about creating solo material out of a sketch group backdrop.

Interview 18th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Ed Eales-White


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Donovan King

August 20, 2012


Interview with Donovan King

A frank discussion with the founder of the Infringement independent festival movement that began in Canada. Can a fringe festival be truly free, non-corporate, and focused on sustainability and art unhindered by corporate greed and interference?

Interview 18th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Donovan King


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Steve Richards

August 20, 2012


Interview with Steve Richards

Dan Lentell talks to Steve Richards, columnist for The Independent, about his show Rock N Roll PoliticsSteve talks about the runners and riders on the political scene of today, the great and the good of yesterday and where it might all end up in the future. Steve is a Fringe newcomer who has hit the ground running with a fabulously engaging show for peps, pundits and pols of all political stripes.

Interview 16th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Steve Richards


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to The Blanks

August 20, 2012


Interview with The Blanks

The Blanks, aka Ted’s Band from the hit TV show Scrubs and ” a quartet of friends who sing a cappella music and perform sketch comedy”, are up in Edinburgh with their first show, The Blanks’ Big Break. Here they chat to Dan Lentell.

Interview 16th August 2012: Listen to our interview with The Blanks


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins

August 20, 2012


Interview with Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins

Dan Lentell talks with Flanders and Swann tribute duo, Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins at the Pleasance Courtyard. The pair discourse on their first meeting, long running collaboration as well as their other offerings this Fringe. What does it take to keep a recurring act fresh? Is it true they have now been Flanders and Swann for longer than the originals? Why was Tim recently spotted swimming in the Arctic and will Mike McShane please stop interrupting from across the yard?

Interview 12th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Worklight Theatre

August 20, 2012


Interview with Worklight Theatre

Joe Sellman Leava, Callum Elliott-Archer, Michael Woodman and Sam Hollis Pack  talk to Jess Duxbury about Worklight Theatre‘s new production How to Start a Riot. This interview takes a depth look at verbatim theatre in a show five-starred by FringeReview.

Interview 14th August 2012:  Listen to our interview with Worklight Theatre Company


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Steve Green

August 20, 2012


Interview with Steve Green

Fourth Monkey Theatre Company bring a clutch of shows to Edinburgh Fringe 2012. Artistic Director Steve Green attempts to join them all up, discussing the ideals and approach of Fourth Monkey along the way.

Interview 13th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Steve Green


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend-Jones

August 20, 2012


Interview with Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend-Jones from Dyad Productions

Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend-Jones from Dyad Productions discuss Female Gothic and the process of creating a solo show, uncovering the importance of the female Gothic tradition, as well as giving insights into Dyad’s other work.

Interview 12th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend-Jones


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Vicky Falconer Pritchard and Jennifer Byrne

August 20, 2012


Interview with Vicky Falconer Pritchard and Jennifer Byrne

They took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2011, then were highly rated by FringeReview at the Adelaide Fringe 2012. Now East End Cabaret take us behind the veil and into their East End cabaret roots.

Interview 12th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Vicky Falconer Pritchard and Jennifer Byrne


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Jane Bom-Bane

August 20, 2012


Interview with Jane Bom-Bane

Mechanical tables, a legendary house with a rich history, stories, songs and a harmonium, Jane Bom-Bane talks of storytelling, songwriting, and the creation of hats. She also shares insights about creating her Edinburgh Fringe show, Jane Bom-Bane.

Interview 9th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Jane Bom Bane


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Kate Saffin talks to Jasmine Smart

August 20, 2012


Interview with Jasmine Smart

Kate Saffin talks to Jasmine Smart about Panning for Gold from Bristol’s Thrice Three Muses present “the journey of three jilted brides, from their first group therapy session to the start of their new lives”.

Interview 7th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Jasmine Smart


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Philip Stokes

August 20, 2012


Interview with Philip Stokes

Philip Stokes makes me cry; for all the ‘write’ reasons. Philip founded, and is the pen behind, the mighty Horizon Arts sword. Here he talks about Razing Eddie, the process and writing, and what “theatre for a new generation” means.

Interview 7th August 2012:  Listen to our interview with Philip Stokes


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Kefi Chadwick and Donnacadh O’Briain

August 20, 2012


Interview with Kefi Chadwick and Donnacadh O’Briain

Three specially commissioned new short plays about sex, featuring award-winning writers and theatre-makers Leo Butler, Pamela Carter and Kefi Chadwick and directed by Donnacadh O’Briain are the subject of this interview in which Kefi and Donnacadh talk about the process of writing and directing short plays, in this case, the production, Peep.

Interview 6th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Donnacadh O’Briain and Kefi Chadwick


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Katy Carmichael

August 20, 2012


Interview with Katy Carmichael

“On the 1st of May 2004, Kneehigh’s Tristan Sturrock fell, head first, off a wall. Paralysed in hospital and about to become a father, he was told he may never walk again. He tells his unique story”. In this interview, director Katy Carmichael from Theatre Damfino discusses the play, Mayday Mayday.

Interview 6th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Katy Carmichael


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Nick Brice

August 20, 2012


Interview with Nick Brice

Award-winning Bite-Size brings The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show to the Fringe each year. In this interview, director Nick Brice defines the difference between a good and a bad short play.

Interview 6th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Nick Brice


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Sue MacLaine

August 20, 2012


Interview with Sue MacLaine

I saw an earlier version of this production quite a few years ago at the Komedia in Brighton. The piece has developed and comes to the Edinburgh Fringe as something quite unique. Still Life: An Audience With Henrietta Moraes is performed by Sue MacLaine. Sue talks about Henrietta, the fourth wall and the development of the production.

Interview 5th August 2012:  Listen to our interview with Sue MacLaine


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Johan Storgard

August 20, 2012


Interview with Johan Storgard

From Start to Finnish is based on a ground-breaking partnership between Pleasance and ACE Production bringing Finnish work to the Edinburgh Fringe. Johan describes the initiative, gives a fascinating picture of the vibrant Finnish theatre scene, and tells us about My Elevator Days.

Interview 5th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Johan Storgard


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Laura Lexx and Jessica Cheetham

August 20, 2012


Interview with Laura Lexx and Jessica Cheetham

Spun Glass Theatre‘s Laura Lexx (performer) and Jessica Cheetham (director) discuss the process of creating You Left Me in the Dark. They provide fascinating insight into the process of devising, creating, rehearsing and realising this work on stage.

Interview 5th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Laura Lexx and Jessica Cheetham


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell & Kate Saffin talk to Sandra Prinsloo and Hennie van Greunen

August 20, 2012


Interview with Sandra Prinsloo and Hennie van Greunen

“After more than 400 performances in South Africa this funny, poignant play tells the story of an 82-year-old woman, portrayed by a South African acting legend, who has to sell her sewing machine after 55 years.  As she cleans it for the last time, we follow the story of her family, her life and her unique view of the world. ”

Dan Lentell and Kate Saffin chat to Sandra and Hennie about his award winning play, The Sewing Machine,  from South Africa.

Interview 5th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Sandra Prinsloo and Hennie van Greunen


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Dan Lentell talks to Barry Cryer, Ronnie Golden and Steve Ullathorne

August 20, 2012


Interview with Barry Cryer, Ronnie Golden and Steve Ullathorne

FringeReview’s Dan Lentell catches up with a few legends on the occasion of their new Fringe show Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden – Going Gaga.

Interview 5th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Guy Masterson

August 20, 2012


Interview with Guy Masterson

Guy Masterson gives a very frank for of the state of theatre in the UK, and reflects on whether it can ever work again in the same way as it once did. Playing solo in The Half, there are some interesting resonances from person to portrayal.

Interview 4th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Guy Masterson


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Sam Oliver and Ian Farnell

August 20, 2012


Interview With Sam Oliver and Ian Farnell

Staging silent comedy, inspired by the silent comedy greats of the past and the present is the challenge that Awkward Cough Theatre Company have set themselves. Here Sam and Ian discuss the process of create silent comedy on stage in the form of The Election.

Interview 4th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Sam Oliver and Ian Farnell


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Rob Frimston and Ed Rowett

August 20, 2012


Interview with Rob Frimston and Ed Rowett

Frimston and Rowett chat to Paul Levy and never apologise for a comedy style they describe as warm. This acclaimed comedy duo discuss the process of getting ideas onto stage and how they feel comedy can be funny without being cruel.

Interview 4th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Rob Frimston and Ed Rowett


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Joe Bone

August 20, 2012


Interview with Joe Bone

I was wrong and he was right. Find out why in a conversation with award-winning Joe Bone about Banes 1-3, and, perhaps, 4. Joe Bone, of Whitebone Productions,   is a master of the solo physical theatre show. He he shares his creative process.

Interview 4th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Joe Bone


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Mark Brailsford

August 20, 2012


Interview with Mark Brailsford

It’s rare to see a play about Tony Hancock on the Fringe. If anyone can pull it off it would be a link up between writer, Roy Smiles, and Treason Show’s Mark Brailsford. Mark discusses Hancock, comedy, and stepping into the shoes of a legend in The Lad Himself.

Interview 4th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Mark Brailsford


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Gavin Robertson

August 20, 2012


Interview with Gavin Robertson

FringeReview gave an outstanding review to Gavin Robertson‘s The Six Sided Man at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. Here he talks about his new production, Robertson’s Crusoe, and the importance of precision in theatre.

Interview 4th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Gavin Robertson


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Simon Egerton

August 20, 2012


Interview with Simon Egerton

Simon Egerton‘s Fag Ends and Families is a journey into Englishness! Here Simon Egerton chats to Paul Levy about a show that is billed as  “Jacques Brel meets Alan Bennett! Here he talks about music, theatre, narrative and the role of the director in a one person show.

Interview 3rd August 2012: Listen to our interview with Simon Egerton


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Adrian Bunting

August 20, 2012


Interview with Adrian Bunting

Adrian conceived, wrote and directed Kemble’s Riot, which premiered in 2011 at the Brighton Fringe. Here he discusses the unique staging of a riot in a theatre and how audience involvement helps to bring the production to life create powerful and engaging theatre.

Visit the Kemble’s Riot web site here.

Interview 2nd August 2012: Listen to our interview with Adrian Bunting


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to DeeDee Stewart and Ray Nedzel

August 20, 2012

Interview with DeeDee Stewart and Ray Nedzel

DeeDee Stewart is writer, director and performer of this one-woman show that takes her own childhood as its starting point. Here DeeDee and producer, Ray Nedzel, talk about bringing the show, Dirty Barbie,  to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Interview 1st August 2012: Listen to our interview with DeeDee Stewart and Ray Nedzel


Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Matt Payton and Michael Blomquist

August 20, 2012

Interview with Matt Payton and Michael Blomquist

Matt and Michael,  from Confused Moose, trained in Chicago, bring their unique brand of character comedy to Edinburgh with their show Men of Character.  Here they talk about their improvisation roots and how they create their comedy material.

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Edinburgh Audio 2012: Paul Levy talks to Anna Cheney and Charles Sanders

August 20, 0201


Interview with Anna Cheney and Charles Sanders

Early Worx hit five-stars from FringeReview in Adelaide with Joanna Murray-Smith’s modern Australian play, Love Child,  about a daughter who meets her biological mother for the first time. Actor and director share their thoughts on the play and the processes of rehearsal, directing and character creation.

Interview 5th August 2012: Listen to our interview with Anna Cheney and Charles Sanders