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Sebastian de Souza & Preston Thompson talk Kids in Love

Sebastian de Souza & Preston Thompson talk Kids in Love

Kids in Love made its world premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film follows the disruption of Jack (Will Poulter)’s gap-year plans when he meets a beautiful girl (Alma Jodorowsky) and is drawn into young bohemian London. Broadway Baby’s Features Editor James T Harding was on hand to ask co-writers Sebastian De Souza (known for his acting roles on Skins, The Borgias, and Recovery Road) and his high-school friend Preston Thompson (who plays Cassius in the film) about their screenwriting collaboration and how they think we can fix the inaccurate portrayal of young people in drama and comedy. Continue Reading

The Carer\'s Tom Kinninmont on Brian Cox, Shakespeare, and script executives

The Carer's Tom Kinninmont on Brian Cox, Shakespeare, and script executives

Screenwriter, producer and director Tom Kinninmont’s latest feature film, The Carer, starring Brian Cox, made its European premiere at 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Features Editor James T Harding met Tom (known for producing Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and After Alice) to learn more about the film’s unusual journey, and how the production industry has changed over Tom’s career so far. Continue Reading

Naman Ramachandran talks Brahman Naman, Indian film, and Masturbation

Naman Ramachandran talks Brahman Naman, Indian film, and Masturbation

Naman Ramachandran is a screenwriter, critic, and film journalist whose co-authored monograph Lights, Camera, Masala: Making Movies in Mumbai was published in 2006. Features Editor James T Harding met him at the European Premiere of his film Brahman Naman, directed by Q, to discuss brahmanism, the economics of Indian filmmaking, and masturbation methodology. Continue Reading

Duncan Paveling talks My Feral Heart, Down\'s Representation

Duncan Paveling talks My Feral Heart, Down's Representation

Duncan Paveling makes his feature screenwriting debut with My Feral Heart, a portrait of Luke (Steven Brandon), a man with Down’s syndrome who has been the sole carer for his elderly mother for some time. When she dies, he is sent to the a rural care home where he forms an unorthodox friendship with a young man doing community service in the park next door. Features Editor James T Harding caught up with Duncan as the film made its UK premiere at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Continue Reading

Kevin Mclean: \'The Edinburgh Fringe is a monster\'

Kevin Mclean: 'The Edinburgh Fringe is a monster'

Kevin Mclean is one of the organizers of Loud Poets, a poetry collective entering its third year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His poem ‘Evelyn,’ performed at the 2015 Loud Poets show, won StAnza Best Poem of the Fringe. He released his first collection and CD, Learning to Write, last August. Frederick Alexander sat down to speak with Kevin about the upcoming Loud Poets Fringe show, as well as his experience of fringe festivals outside of Edinburgh. Continue Reading

​9 Winning Tips for Surviving the EdFringe Media Matrix

​9 Winning Tips for Surviving the EdFringe Media Matrix

Fringe folk, I’ve been where you are. It’s a few months, weeks or days before your show opens at the ginormous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You know your lines. You’ve had posters and flyers printed. Time to pump out press materials to convince media to cover this precious thing you’ve invested heart, soul and so much money in. Continue Reading

Steffan Alun: The Festival is Always Worth It

Steffan Alun: The Festival is Always Worth It

Stand Up Steffan Alun has a fair few things to say about stepping up to stand up at the Free Fringe. We’ve asked him to write an irregular column for us about the whys and indeed hows of performing comedy in Edinburgh. Continue Reading

​‘Dance can often be very, very pretentious’ - Tumbling After

​‘Dance can often be very, very pretentious’ - Tumbling After

Part nursery rhyme, part domestic drama, Tumbling After charts the story of two young couples as they 'stumble in and tumble out of love'. RedBellyBlack Productions return to the Fringe with a controlled blend of romcom disaster and sharp physical theatre that examines how we love – or how we don't. Henry St Leger caught up with the company's artistic director and actress Kate Goodfellow, along with the rest of her cast: Robert Boulton, Steven Laverty, and Marietta Melrose. Continue Reading

Bobby or not Bobby? Emily Carding as Richard III is Broadway Baby’s pick of the Fringe

Bobby or not Bobby? Emily Carding as Richard III is Broadway Baby’s pick of the Fringe

In Brite Theatre's production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Emily Carding stars as Richard but all the world’s a stage and the audience literally players in it - taking on the parts of all the other characters in the play. Dave House met Emily, who co-adapted the play with director Kolbrun Sigfusdottir, to talk innovation in Shakespeare, the appeal of Richard in particular, and surprises her with a Bobby Award for the show. I know that quote’s actually from Hamlet but it was too good to not use. Forgive me. Continue Reading

​‘You can get away with anything dressed as Thatcher’ - Matt Tedford on inhabiting the Iron Lady for Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

​‘You can get away with anything dressed as Thatcher’ - Matt Tedford on inhabiting the Iron Lady for Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Matt Tedford’s drag incarnation as Margaret Thatcher started life as a simple Halloween joke but has since taken on a bit of a life of her own, winning him Best Male Performer at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. James T Harding quizzes Matt about his Fringe show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, the not-so-true story of how Margaret Thatcher got lost in Soho one dark, rainy night, became a cabaret sensation, and single-handedly defeated Section 28 before it is passed by parliament. Continue Reading

“We can be anything behind the puppet” - Puppetry Panel with Les Enfants Terribles, Puppet Soup and Smoking Apples

“We can be anything behind the puppet” - Puppetry Panel with Les Enfants Terribles, Puppet Soup and Smoking Apples

This year's Fringe - both in the children's and adults' sections of the programme - is full of innovative and exciting puppet shows. Broadway Baby’s puppet panel includes some of the creators behind three of them - Fiona Porritt from Les Enfants Terribles, Cass Gastaldon from Puppet Soup, and Molly Freeman from Smoking Apples - as well as Cariad Astles, an international expert on puppetry. Tom Moyser met them to explore the materials, techniques and ideas that bring their shows to life; and puppetry at the Fringe more generally. Continue Reading

‘We just ran up and down the Royal Mile shouting at people’ - The IdeasTap Underbelly and Les Enfant Terribles Award Winners’ Panel

‘We just ran up and down the Royal Mile shouting at people’ - The IdeasTap Underbelly and Les Enfant Terribles Award Winners’ Panel

The Fringe can be a tough place for emerging talent, struggling to be heard over the crowd. Fighting this trend, the IdeasTap Underbelly Award supports four original productions each year with funding, mentoring, and support at Underbelly while the Les Enfants Terribles Award brings a brand-new production to the Pleasance with cash and mentoring from Oliver Lansley and James Seager of LET. James T Harding finds out more from this year’s winners, Ben Norris, Toby Peach, Giles Roberts of the MolinoGroup, Joel Samuels of Fine Mess Theatre, and Izzy Tennyson. Topics covered include the effect of winning an award on the life of a Fringe show as well as the individual shows. Continue Reading

Clout Theatre, Superbolt Theatre and Tooth+Nail: The Lecoq Theatre Panel

Clout Theatre, Superbolt Theatre and Tooth+Nail: The Lecoq Theatre Panel

L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris is one of the world's most influential theatre schools. Lecoq-trained companies, or those inspired by Lecoq's style of movement and play, are staples of fringe theatre both in Edinburgh and elsewhere. Tom Moyser meets members of three companies who were trained at the school - Jenny Swingler from Clout Theatre, Frode GuerlØw from Superbolt Theatre and François Lecomte from Tooth+Nail - to explore their Edinburgh Fringe shows and the ways their intense two-year training has shaped their current work. Continue Reading

Dickens Quiz with the cast of Dickens Abridged

Dickens Quiz with the cast of Dickens Abridged

Dickens Abridged, a fast-paced musical romp through Charles Dickens's life and works, has been entertaining audiences in Edinburgh and beyond for the last eight years. It was written by The Reduced Shakespeare Company's Adam Long and features scores of Dickens's best loved stories, characters and, of course, deaths. But how well do its current cast - Matt Bateman, Matthew Hendrickson, Andrew Gallo and Martin Sarreal - really know Dickens? Tom Moyser met them to find out. Continue Reading

‘This is the aftermath’ - Sue MacLaine’s Can I Start Again Please

‘This is the aftermath’ - Sue MacLaine’s Can I Start Again Please

Sue MacLaine’s play Can I Start Again Please combines her writing with her other profession as a sign language translator, and uses these two very different languages as a starting point for engaging in a discussion of silence and trauma. We send Grace Knight to discuss the different strengths of sign language and spoken English, the intellectual approach to playwriting, and feminism. Continue Reading

‘He Could Take on Four Soldiers and Still Win’ - Wojtek: The Happy Warrior Interview

‘He Could Take on Four Soldiers and Still Win’ - Wojtek: The Happy Warrior Interview

Wojtek: The Happy Warrior is a physical theatre ensemble retelling of the real-life story of a Syrian bear who joined the Polish army to fight in World War II. Larry Bartleet sat down with Kitty Myers, Glenn Tillin, and Christian Woolf from Quarter Too Ensemble to find out more about Wojtek and getting inside his mind, the company’s devising process, and how the whole show fits together. Continue Reading

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