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The Fringe Incubator: Why Greenwich Theatre Supports EdFest.

The Fringe Incubator: Why Greenwich Theatre Supports EdFest.

Greenwich Theatre has a long and successful association with the Edinburgh Fringe, but why does a London Theatre have such a keen interest in a festival hundreds of miles away from its home turf? Pete Shaw asks GT boss, James Haddrell what's the appeal and which shows are on his "must-see" list this year. Continue Reading

The Richard Alger and Tina Kronis Extended Interview

The Richard Alger and Tina Kronis Extended Interview

Award-winning company Theatre Movement Bazaar, (Anton’s Uncles, Track 3), returns to this year’s Fringe with their new show Hot Cat, an inspired take on Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Los Angeles-based company is dedicated to creating innovative adaptations through original writing and physical theatre. Broadway Baby’s Lauren Moreau met with TMB’s founders, writer Richard Alger and choreographer Tina Kronis, to talk about their latest adaptation. Continue Reading

The ​Sabrina Mahfouz Extended Interview

The ​Sabrina Mahfouz Extended Interview

Sabrina Mahfouz is the author of Chef, a one-woman play about a prison cook. After her show’s Fringe First-winning run, she sits down with Alexander Woolley in the Cow Café to offer her thoughts on marketing, PR, and the Edinburgh rain. Continue Reading

The Alexandra Spencer-Jones Extended Interview

The Alexandra Spencer-Jones Extended Interview

Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones of Action to the Word made her name with her all-male production A Clockwork Orange, currently touring with Glynis Henderson Productions. Features Editor James T Harding met her to discuss Clockwork and her new adaptation of Dracula, which is currently making its Fringe debut at the Pleasance. Continue Reading

The Lou Stein Extended Interview

The Lou Stein Extended Interview

Lou Stein is the director of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, currently playing at the Pleasance Courtyard. It is Stein’s most recent adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel about a drugged-up journalist and his attorney – he staged his first adaptation in 1982. Alexander Woolley chatted with Stein about his three-decade-long love affair with Fear and Loathing, rehearsal techniques, and garish seventies shirts in the audience. Continue Reading

The Rosy Banham Extended Interview

The Rosy Banham Extended Interview

Rosy Banham is the director of Mush and Me, a new play by Karla Crome, which was one of four shows to win the Ideastap Underbelly Award. Originating from the life-story of the lead actress’ great aunt, Mush and Me explores how people adapt to falling in love with adherents of a religion that is not their own. Alexander Woolley caught up with her to discuss playwriting in a group, winning the Ideastap Underbelly Award, and lessons she’s learnt about how to get things done at the Fringe. Continue Reading

The Kiya Heartwood Three Minute Interview

The Kiya Heartwood Three Minute Interview

Kiya Heartwood is an award-winning American singer-songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America. She is making her first appearance at the Fringe with her acoustic show, Short Stories: True Song Tales from the American Edge. Broadway Baby’s Dave House caught up with Kiya Heartwood to talk to the artist about her work. Continue Reading

The Chris Dolan Extended Interview

The Chris Dolan Extended Interview

Chris Dolan is a Fringe First-winning writer, whose Scottish Independence-themed play The Pitiless Storm runs at the Assembly Rooms until the end of August starring David Hayman. Features Editor James T Harding caught up with him to learn more about writing political plays. Continue Reading

The Sue Bevan Three Minute Interview

The Sue Bevan Three Minute Interview

Sue Bevan presents her magical-realist show, An Audience with Shurl, at Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall. Alexander Woolley caught up with her to chat about working with her own life-story in different media, how to market a one-person show at the Fringe, and what’s next for An Audience with Shurl. Continue Reading

The Miles Allen Three Minute Interview

The Miles Allen Three Minute Interview

Miles Allen is the star of One Man Breaking Bad, a solo show which ambitiously retells all of Breaking Bad in sixty minutes - that's just under one minute per episode. Fresh from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, One Man Breaking Bad plays the Fringe in various venues throughout August. Features Editor James T Harding checks in to learn more about how such an ambitious show is put together. Continue Reading

The Rob Harris Extended Interview

The Rob Harris Extended Interview

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story was the first show to win a coveted Broadway Baby Bobby Award this Fringe. Features Editor James T Harding speaks to co-producer Rob Harris about the musical based on a real-life murder. Continue Reading

The Steven Dawson Three Minute Interview

The Steven Dawson Three Minute Interview

Steven Dawson, from Australia’s Out Cast Theatre, is the writer and director behind The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens & a Duck, a production that claims will have 'Oscar spinning in his grave.' He also acts in the show. Features Writer Alexander Woolley caught up with him to find out more. Continue Reading

The Randy Ross Three Minute Interview

The Randy Ross Three Minute Interview

Randy Ross, an erotica-writer, has come to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to put on his one-man show, The Chronic Single’s Handbook, a tale of a never-married hypochondriac, who travels around the world looking for love. Alexander Woolley caught up with Ross to hear more about his production, which is on at theSpace untill 16th August. Continue Reading

The Les Enfants Terribles Extended Interview

The Les Enfants Terribles Extended Interview

Oliver Lansley (artistic director) and James Seager (associate producer) are the masterminds behind Les Enfants Terribles, a theatre company now in its thirteenth year at the Fringe. This year they're bringing Dr Longitude's Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie and Ernest and the Pale Moon to the Pleasance, as well as running the Les Enfants Terribles Award to encourage new theatre companies. Continue Reading

The Samuel Ward Three Minute Interview

The Samuel Ward Three Minute Interview

Samuel Ward is the director of GRIMM, which tells the story of a woman in a dystopian psychiatric institute, whose memories are replaced with Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Alexander Woolley caught up with him to talk about watermelons, as well as the challenges involved in devising and marketing such a show. Continue Reading

The withWings Extended Interview

The withWings Extended Interview

withWings Theatre Company's The Duck Pond, a music and physical theatre-heavy adaptation of Swan Lake, has enjoyed a sell-out run at the Bedlam Theatre so far this August. Continue Reading

The Alexis Rosinsky Three Minute Interview

The Alexis Rosinsky Three Minute Interview

Alexis Rosinsky is the star of one-person Shakespeare show Where is She Now? She is also eleven years old. Alexander Woolley caught up with her to find out what it’s like to be a child performer at the Fringe. Continue Reading

The Anna Girvan Extended Interview

The Anna Girvan Extended Interview

Anna Girvan is a director who loves the strange and the unique. She's never done Shakespeare (except to adapt it for child-friendly productions), and has instead always picked up more surrealist projects. It should come as no surprise that at university, she wrote her dissertation on Samuel Beckett. Grace Knight met her for a coffee in Brooks Bar to talk ambiguous theatre, subverting the comic tradition, and finding your inner clown. Continue Reading

The Cathy SK Lam Three Minute Interview

The Cathy SK Lam Three Minute Interview

Cathy SK Lam is a writer, actor and director from Hong Kong. She is also the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong based theatre company, Threewoods. Her recent political comedy The Immigration Lottery is about the Chinese national identity in the 21st Century and China’s growing influence on Hong Kong since the British Handover to China in 1997. Broadway Baby reviewer Dave House talks with Cathy SK Lam to get her own perspective on this fascinating political play. Continue Reading

The Dag Andersson and Tove Sahlin Three Minute Interview

The Dag Andersson and Tove Sahlin Three Minute Interview

Dag Andersson and Tove Sahlin are a real-life couple and the artistic directors of Shake it Collaborations, a Swedish performance company examining body and identity politics. Features Editor James T Harding caught up with them to learn more about their show Roses & Beans at C venues this August. Continue Reading

BB Radio: Casual Violence Extended Interview

BB Radio: Casual Violence Extended Interview

Casual Violence are a five-man comedy sketch troupe who have been performing sketch comedy at the Fringe since 2010, this year bringing the comedy play The Great Fire of Nostril to the Pleasance and the sketch show Om Nom Nom Nominous to the PCH Free Fringe. Features Editor James T Harding caught up with writer-producer James Hamilton and actor Dave Arrondelle to find out more about how Casual Violence came about, the group's shows this year, the advantages of doing both a paid and free show, and the difficulties of straddling both narrative and sketch formats. Continue Reading

The Alex Brockie Three Minute Interview

The Alex Brockie Three Minute Interview

Alex Brockie is a midlands-based theatre maker whose play about a Mexican-wrestling star fallen on hard times, El Británico, is coming to theSpace this August. We sent Features Editor James T Harding to takedown some more information. Continue Reading

The Jack Holden Three Minute Interview

The Jack Holden Three Minute Interview

Best known for playing Albert in the National Theatre's War Horse, actor Jack Holden is about to star in Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked, Rob Hayes's new play about bestiality at the Udderbelly this August. We dispatched Features Editor James T Harding to find out how the risk-assessment forms are coming along. Continue Reading

Chinese Whispers at Greenwich Theatre