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20 Jan
2019

Kelly Price stars as the romantically entangled Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's ASPECTS OF LOVE, now transferred to London's Southwark Playhouse from the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. We caught up with her to find out more about her Andrew Lloyd Webber journey, her other musical influences and her Shakespeare debut...

20 Jan
2019

Bernadette Robinson is currently wowing the West End in the brilliant transfer of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, in which she breathes new life into five legendary performers - Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas - and five ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brushes with them. We asked her four questions about each leading lady and learnt some lesser-known facts about the stars...

24 Dec
2018

Lewis Cornay, Molly Lynch and Duncan Drury lead the actor-musician ensemble cast of Stiles and Drewe's JUST SO at the Barn Theatre. We caught up with them to discuss the biggest challenges and rewards of performing in an actor-muso production (and putting it all together in just three weeks!)...

18 Dec
2018

Like so many of us, Jonathan O'Boyle grew up on Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. But one show he never saw was 1989's ASPECTS OF LOVE. Now he gets to bring his acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre revival to London thirty years after the musical's West End premiere. He explains how he feels about this honour...

You’d think taking the world by storm with SIX The Musical would have kept writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss busy enough as they were finishing up their degrees at Cambridge. But no, along with fellow student Zak Ghazi-Torbati, they were concocting an even more outrageous hit. Toby and Zak, aka The Hot Gays, recount the birth of Hot Gay Time Machine…

01 Nov
2018

From Emmerdale to her musical theatre debut, Sophie Powles was won over by the message in FANATICAL: be a good person. She tells us about the fun she's been having in rehearsals, her childhood Power Ranger obsession and why she's a patron of When You Wish Upon a Star...

30 Oct
2018

How many Stargate conventions have you been to? Suanne Braun, who played Goddess Hathor, has been to, and been feted at, quite a few. Her sci-fi experiences have been a boon while preparing for her new stage role in the world premiere of FANATICAL...

23 Oct
2018

In musical two-hander BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, Oliver Beamish plays the Older version of titular World War One hero and Canadian ace pilot opposite Charles Aitken as his younger, dare-devil self. In our latest featured interview, he discusses how they seep into each other's performance. And Blackadder gets a nod too...

23 Oct
2018

Charles Aitken plays the titular World War One hero and Canadian ace pilot in Proud Haddock's production of musical two-hander BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR at London's Jermyn Street Theatre. Having been raised in the US, he was shocked to discover how little he knew about the Great War before: he's making up for it now. Check out this must-read interview...

06 Sep
2018

Six questions for six queens. Next in our quickfire series featuring the stars of smash-hit new pop concert musical SIX, about Henry VIII's wives, newcomer Maiya Quansah-Breed, who plays Catherine Parr, is in the spotlight. Is there a cure for too much adrenaline?!

05 Sep
2018

Six questions for SIX queens. In our quickfire series featuring the stars of smash-hit new pop concert musical SIX, about Henry VIII's wives, Millie O'Connell, who plays Anne Boleyn, is in the spotlight...

04 Sep
2018

When should we stop commenting on all-female shows? How can we be more tolerant in our own families? Should you be suspicious when someone says they're going for a week? Janet Fullerlove, who takes the title role in the European premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY, answers our questions...

03 Sep
2018

Letitia Hector stars as Lewis Hamilton in racy new parody HAMILTON (LEWIS). Is she a fan of the Lin-Manuel Miranda blockbuster that it lovingly spoofs? How much did she know about F1 before she got the job? Find out in our interview here - and then get booking!

Have you watched the post-show Q&A Faves founder Terri Paddock recently hosted at It Happened in Key West yet? Catch up here to find out why the American creative team wanted to bring this brand-new show to London for its world premiere, how Andrew Lloyd Webber nabbed its original title and the real story behind the plot... and the set's video projections.

13 Jun
2018

Newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes takes the title role of Little Voice in a brand-new production of Jim Cartwright's 1992 modern classic THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE. In this exclusive first interview, Sarah tells us more about her audition experience for such a big role, her time at Italia Conti and her advice for other performers... plus, are you ready for the documentary? Watch a sneak-peek here...

30 May
2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for the UK premiere of John Bucchino's award-winning American musical revue IT'S ONLY LIFE. But how do you prepare for a show when there is - literally - NO SCRIPT? Director Tania Azevedo took a break from putting the cast through their paces to tell us...

22 May
2018

What's the secret to a modern librettist-composer relationship? How did an episode of BBC Radio Four's From Our Own Correspondent lead to an original British musical? Ahead of SAN DOMINO's full-scale run at London's Tristan Bates Theatre, we catch up with collaborators and former bandmates Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker about their partnership and the show's journey to date...

22 May
2018

As part of the Finborough's Celebrating British Music Theatre series, David Heneker and Warner Brown's love letter to Hollywood's first movie stars THE BIOGRAPH GIRL receives its first revival since its 1980 West End premiere. We caught up with #StageFaves Sophie Linder-Lee and Lauren Chinery about the show and the real-life Hollywood legends they play: Mary Pickford and Dorothy Gish...

25 Apr
2018

Why is the story of The Small Faces so important, and so personal, to Carol Harrison? The former EastEnders star turned theatre writer, director, producer and star tells us about her journey with ALL OR NOTHING and where the Mod musical goes from here...

03 Apr
2018

What better in the run-up to the opening night for CHICAGO, back in the West End at London’s Phoenix Theatre, than a series of interviews from Caroline Hanks-Farmer with the show’s stars? We start with cellmates Sarah Soetaert (Roxie) and Josefina Gabrielle (Velma).