REVIEW: Being Mr Wickham – Original Theatre Company

Adrian Lukis stars in this one man memoir of one of literature’s most infamous rogues Adrian Lukis, who famously played Mr Wickham in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, brings to life the rake himself once more in Being Mr Wickham, only this time it’s his 60th birthday, we’re now in Victorian England,…

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A Novel New Project – an Update

Last time, I talked a little covertly about my ongoing project – it was still very much in superdraft phase, filled with errors and miles too long, and I didn’t honestly see it going anywhere. Now it seems, it has LIFE. I left you last time with the knowledge that I was in talks for…

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A novel new project – adapting for performance

WHY NOT, I THOUGHT, WHEN I WAS STARING AT ONE OF MY DOG EARED COPIES OF MY FAVOURITE BOOK, IT CAN’T BE THAT HARD, CAN IT? Thanks to Covid, my usual creative output of playing with other actors in freezing cold rehearsal studios has been somewhat curtailed, but my brain appears to be incapable of…

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Intermission Interviews | Lou Chawner

This week, we’re talking to Actor, writer and comedian, Lou Chawner Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre Lou Chawner Photo credit: Becki Cockcroft As an actor, my first few shows were with a local group, the Duston Players and I did my first three plays with them. More recently I have…

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Intermission Interviews | John Myhill

This week, we’re talking to Actor and Director John Myhill Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m involved with a few groups in different capacities – my original group was Duston Players and for them I’m Treasurer as well as acting, writing and directing, though not at the same time. I…

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Intermission Interviews | April Pardoe

This week, we’re talking to April Pardoe, legend of the Northampton Community Theatre scene. Photo credit: Benji Dotan Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m an actor, I work primarily with Masque Theatre and Playhouse but also have been lucky enough to work with Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, White Cobra Productions,…

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Intermission Interviews | Christopher Elmer-Gorry

This week, we’re talking to Christopher Elmer-gorry, artistic director and ceo of warts and all theatre Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m the Artistic Director and CEO of Warts and All Theatre. We are a not for profit organisation who deliver activity across the Midlands, we are currently working in…

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Theatre in Lockdown

It’s week… something… of covid-19 lockdown… It can hardly have escaped your notice that the world has gone viral, and definitely not in a good way. Lockdown has been catastrophic for theatre venues, and only time will tell what remains of the industry when we’re finally at a point where we can all sit together…

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Intermission Interviews | Antony Newby

This week, we’re talking to Antony Newby, musician and actor Antony Newby Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I work as an actor, music director and sound design with the Playhouse Theatre and Masque Theatre. What first inspired you to get involved in theatre? I have always enjoyed performing, mostly as…

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Intermission Interviews | Andy Routledge

This week, we’re talking to Northampton based director and writer, Andy Routledge Andy Routledge Photo: Ben Gregory-Ring Tell us a bit about what you do in theatre I’m a director – I work primarily with new writing, devised theatre and community-inspired projects – and I’m the Artistic Director of 60 Miles by Road or Rail.…

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