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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Cyrano de Bergerac’s Francesca Mills

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“The production of Cyrano is based on a man called Cyrano de Bergerac and he is a poet, a swordsman, a musician, everything you could possibly want but he’s got this massive nose which people perceive as ghastly so it knocks his confidence. He’s secretly in love with his cousin, Roxanne but they get on really well s friends and she’s the most beautiful girl in town so he thinks he stands no chance.”






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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Star of The Girls, Claire Machin

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Claire Machin is an actress who has been on my little radar for quite some time, she’s a versatile performer with an incredible singing voice and I think that her latest role as Cora in The Girls suits her down to the ground. It’s an absolute pleasure to introduce the lady herself who I was very privileged to steal some precious time with in between shows.






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VIDEO: Spotlight On… Brimstone & Treacle’s Stephanie Beattie

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Welcome to Break A Leg’s first vlog. It’s an exciting time to be able to move forward and consider a different way of featuring our interviewees. I’ve really loved doing this first one, because the lady in question is someone that I’m a huge fan of and she couldn’t have been a more perfect first vlog ‘victim’.






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BRIMSTONE & TREACLE – The Hope Theatre

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Dennis Potter’s controversial and previously banned, dark, harrowing and twisted comedy, is perhaps not as shocking today as it undoubtedly was back in the 70’s. However, what’s notable about this 40th anniversary revival which has been innovatively directed by The Hope Theatre’s resident Artistic Director, Matthew Parker, is the boundless sub-text that flows throughout the piece.