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Feb 23, 2018

Mark Smith talks to Esther Richardson, Bryony Lavery and Hannah Peel in a busy York Theatre Royal café about Pilot Theatre’s new adaptation of Brighton Rock. They discuss the appeal of Brighton Rock’s morally complex underworld, getting younger people into regional theatres, creating a musical and choreographic...


Jan 30, 2018

In November 2015, a new fringe theatre opened up in Ancoats, Manchester with the ambition of presenting full-scale commercial productions of musicals.

Created by musical theatre performers Joseph Houston and William Whelton, Hope Mill Theatre has since won multiple local and national awards, transferred productions to...


Jan 23, 2018

Philip Fisher interviews Ngozi Anyanwu about her new play for Atlantic Theater Company, The Homecoming Queen.

Set in Nigeria, it follows the fortunes of a woman returning home for a visit after 15 years as a New Yorker.

They discuss writing, acting and the New York theatre scene in the current political climate, with...


Jan 16, 2018

 

PUSH from Manchester’s HOME arts centre is an annual festival each January that brings together Manchester-based performance artists and companies for just over two weeks of performances, readings, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and other events.

At the launch on 12 January, BTG editor David Chadderton spoke to...


Jan 12, 2018

Philip Fisher and Village Voice columnist/critic Michael Feingold discuss trends in New York Theatre, the latter concluding that “we have a lot of signs of hope in the theatre”.