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In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

There is always a huge pressure on producers when recreating a beloved television programme or film for the stage and it is very evident that Heartbeat really feels this pressure. Set for the majority of the time in the Aidensfield Arms, the production sees many of the beloved characters from the show given new life in an entirely new story written by original cast member David Lonsdale.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Heartbeat’s David Lonsdale

In Interviews, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

He’s well known as David in Heartbeat, the popular Sixties-based television series which ran on ITV from 1992 until 2010, spanning 18 series in total. Actor David Lonsdale is reprising his role as the simple side-kick for a stage version of Heartbeat, which is at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre until 2 April 2016 and then touring until 2 July. I caught up with him to find out all about this new production.

MY FAIR LADY – Cologne Opera

In Musicals, Opera, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

If you enjoyed the ITV Sound of Music ‘live’ – or even if like me you thought Kara Tointon wasn’t really up to it and the whole production felt a bit clunky – you may have been struck by how both literally and metaphorically Alexander Armstrong as Max stood head and shoulders above the rest of the cast and therefore what a wonderful Professor Higgins he might make.