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Dames Q&A livestream: How has Denise Gough inspired the next generation of female actors?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I missed a trick with my questions last night at the world premiere of DAMES, the surreal comedy about six millennial women who meet in a nightclub loo, which marks the playwriting debut of Charlotte Merriam and the producing debut of Siberian Lights, the company she co-founded with three of her peers at Royal Welsh College of […]

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NEWS: Pleasance puts 132 more shows on sale for Edinburgh Fringe

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The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer by adding its specially commissioned mobile theatre, appropriately Venue 33, to its complex. Plus, today (Thursday 20 April 2017), the Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale across all its venues with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme, …

The Fringe may be over, but perhaps we can keep the spirit alive a little longer?

In Edinburgh Festival, Features, Festivals, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Scotland by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Yesterday wasn’t just a miserably wet Bank Holiday Monday in London (and most of the rest of England): north of the border, it was also the conclusion of the world’s largest arts festival, the glorious Edinburgh Fringe (and its parent, the more auspicious and less chaotic Edinburgh International Festival). So Edinburgh was on my mind […]

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My Edinburgh Diary: From Love Birds to solo shows, politics, circus, stand-up and more

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Food poisoning, the infamous “festival flu” or some other strain of (literally) gut-wrenching misery? Whatever it was, I became quite violently ill on the train journey home from Edinburgh yesterday. When we arrived at King’s Cross station in London, my partner Peter had to half-carry me into a taxi to take me home, where I […]

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Love Birds: How to cast penguins and parrots in a new musical

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How do you cast a new musical that requires a cast of parrots and penguins? After 14 years of casting films, TV dramas and plays, seasoned casting director Stephen Moore makes his musical theatre casting debut with Love Birds, a family musical by Robert J Sherman (son of Robert B Sherman of the Sherman Brothers fame) which premieres at next month’s Edinburgh Fringe.