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‘There is a real depth & balance to it’: Dan Whitlam stars in Tobacco Road at the Vault Festival

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They say life imitates art but there are times when the reverse can also be true. And this has certainly been the case for actor Dan Whitlam. The 23-year-old from Clapham is starring in Tobacco Road, a play that shines a light on London’s criminal underworld as the country emerges from the shadows of the First World War.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Corporate lawyer turned comedian Susan Calman

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Ten years ago Susan Calman was a top flight corporate lawyer working at places including the United Nations in Geneva. But she says it was unfulfilling and stressful so she made the decision to give it all up and pursue her long held ambition and become a comedian. Now, a decade later the somewhat diminutive, smiley and very funny Glaswegian has had the success many in her profession can only dream about.

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LETTICE & LOVAGE – Menier Chocolate Factory

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Peter Shaffer’s play Lettice & Lovage was first performed at the Theatre Royal Bath in 1987. Now 30 years later it has been revived by Sir Trevor Nunn at the Menier Chocolate Factory. It is set firstly in the Grand Hall of Fustian House, a stately pile in rural Wiltshire, where a certain Lettice Douffet is a guide, taking visitors around on tours of the house.