A Tale of Two Cities: Shanaya Rafaat on playing Lucie Manette

A Tale of Two Cities: Shanaya Rafaat on playing Lucie Manette

by Rebecca Marano

12 October 2016

Interview: “So that is what I love about this part; that she does go on a journey, that she does change, that she’s different from when she started.” Rebecca talks to Shanaya Rafaat about the acting business, Dickensian women and manoeuvring stairs in Victorian dresses.

A Tale of Two Cities: Harry Attwell on playing Defarge

A Tale of Two Cities: Harry Attwell on playing Defarge

6 October 2016

Interview: "He is a strong, powerful leader who is able to influence others and at times, is incredibly violent and brutal."  Harry talks to us about his character Defarge, rehearsals, and how he got into the industry.

Meet the Oxford Playhouse Twelve

Meet the Oxford Playhouse Twelve

16 September 2016

Who's who in the community cast for A Tale of Two Cities at Oxford Playhouse?

Interview: Mike Poulton on adapting A Tale of Two Cities

Interview: Mike Poulton on adapting A Tale of Two Cities

12 July 2016

‘Dickens is a brilliant writer, he had this ability to take whole chunks of society and make them real and accessible’ Mike Poulton on Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and working with James Dacre.

Jonah Russell on playing Of Mice and Men's Slim

Jonah Russell on playing Of Mice and Men's Slim

4 May 2016

Interview: Jonah talks playing Slim and reveals which member of the Of Mice and Men cast is related to a Chuckle brother...

Ben Stott on playing Of Mice and Men's Curley

Ben Stott on playing Of Mice and Men's Curley

by Siena Gale

26 April 2016

Interview: "...he is probably the most insecure character in the piece." Ben talks to us about playing hot-headed Curley, getting into acting and the funniest member in the Of Mice and Men cast.

A Day in the Life: Of Mice and Men Wardrobe Supervisor

A Day in the Life: Of Mice and Men Wardrobe Supervisor

by Helena Ascough

7 April 2016

Interview: In this quick snippet interview, Nancy Janzig talks about life backstage and gives her advice for people wanting to get in the industry. Photography by Jessica Isherwood. 

Graham Elwell on his role in Of Mice and Men

Graham Elwell on his role in Of Mice and Men

by Helena Ascough

5 April 2016

Interview: Ensemble member and understudy Graham Elwell on preparing to play the characters of Lennie, Carlson and The Boss at a moment's notice.

David Tudor on his role in Of Mice and Men

David Tudor on his role in Of Mice and Men

by Helena Ascough

31 March 2016

Interview: Of Mice and Men's ensemble and understudy David Tudor on preparing to play Curley, Whit and Slim and being on tour.

A Look at Of Mice and Men's Intricate Props

A Look at Of Mice and Men's Intricate Props

by Helena Ascough

30 March 2016

Assistant Stage Manager Samantha Hopkins explains the process for using props on stage in Of Mice and Men. Interview by Helena Ascough. Photography by Jessica Isherwood, captured as the production reaches the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. 

Dudley Sutton on playing Of Mice and Men's Candy

Dudley Sutton on playing Of Mice and Men's Candy

15 March 2016

Interview: 'It is a tender and moving story of decent humanity', Dudley Sutton on his current role in Of Mice and Men.

Neil McKinven on his roles in Of Mice and Men

Neil McKinven on his roles in Of Mice and Men

4 March 2016

Interview: 'It's a cracking story by a master storyteller' Neil speaks about his role in Of Mice and Men.

Behind-the-scenes on Of Mice and Men

Behind-the-scenes on Of Mice and Men

by Mercedes Assad

4 March 2016

Young Reporter Mercedes writes on her visit backstage on Of Mice and Men with Associate Producer Neale Birch at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Kristian Phillips on playing Of Mice and Men's Lennie

Kristian Phillips on playing Of Mice and Men's Lennie

24 February 2016

Interview: 'George and Lennie find wealth in their friendship. Sticking together is so important!' Kristian speaks to us about his characters' relationship with George, the challenges of playing Lennie, and what he's learnt from working on the production. 

Interview: Of Mice and Men's Kristian Phillips and William Rodell

Interview: Of Mice and Men's Kristian Phillips and William Rodell

26 January 2016

"Both of them are just incredible characters to play." Kristian and William talk about their roles as Lennie and George in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. 

David Burnett on playing Brave New World's Henry

David Burnett on playing Brave New World's Henry

by Charlotte Bee

3 December 2015

'Life is far more mystical, soulful and full of juice than what we’re being directed into.' David talks to Young Reporter Charlotte Bee about his role in Brave New World

Scott Karim on playing Brave New World's Helmholtz

Scott Karim on playing Brave New World's Helmholtz

by Andrew Young

27 November 2015

Scott Karim talks about his role in Brave New World and shares his experience of working on his first touring production. 

Thoughts On... Blackpool Grand Theatre

Thoughts On... Blackpool Grand Theatre

by Charlotte Bee

26 November 2015

This week Brave New World is playing at Blackpool Grand Theatre. The Grand is one of Britain’s premier heritage theatres. Listed Grade II*, this theatre is in the top 8 per cent of all listed buildings in England, and one of only thirty listed buildings in Blackpool. Charlotte Bee interviewed members of the public attending Brave New World to find out more about their relationship with the theatre.

 

Spotlight On:  Jocelyn Corderoy (Wardrobe Mistress)

Spotlight On: Jocelyn Corderoy (Wardrobe Mistress)

by Rebecca Parkinson

18 November 2015

Jocelyn works backstage on Brave New World as Wardrobe Mistress. As part of LoveTheatreDay, we sent Young Reporter Rebecca Parkinson backstage to interview Jocelyn at the Darlington Civic Theatre, to find out more about what's involved in her job.

The art of captioning: What it is, how it's done and why it's so important

The art of captioning: What it is, how it's done and why it's so important

by Rebecca Dew

12 November 2015

This week, Stagetext is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the first ever Captioning Awareness Week. Young Reporter Rebecca Dew interviews TCTC Associate Producer Neale Birch ahead of the captioned performance of Brave New World.