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From opera to cabaret with singer Melinda Hughes of Kiss & Tell

INTERVIEW: MELINDA HUGHES The opera singer talks to Francesca Treadaway about her latest show, French Kiss, a cabaret performed with her satirical group Kiss & Tell, which will be staged at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. She discusses her career in opera, including a three-year tour with Andre Rieu, and also offers advice to young professionals.

Critic Kate Bassett discusses the career of Jonathan Miller (1/2)

10 January 2013

in Books, Criticism, Directors, Theatre People

INTERVIEW: KATE BASSETT (1/2) The Independent on Sunday theatre critic and author of a new, authorised and definitive biography of the director and polymath Jonathan Miller, In Two Minds (Oberon Books), talks to Heather Neill about his achievements.

Coalition @ Theatre503: We Are Where We Are, performed by Clever Peter

5 May 2012

in Video

We Are Where We Are, by Dominic Cavendish & Clever…

Talawa celebrates 25 years of black theatre at the V&A

4 October 2011

in Black Voices, Directors, New Writing

BLACK VOICES: PAT CUMPER The artistic director of Talawa tells Carole Woddis about the company’s 25-year history and its current production of The Colored Museum (1986), George C Wolfe’s groundbreaking savage satire on 200 years of African-American history, which is revived in an apt setting at the V&A museum, and about the first black British Waiting for Godot.

Playwright Chris Hannan: new play and career overview (1/2)

13 August 2011

in New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: CHRIS HANNAN (1/2) The award-winning Scottish playwright discusses his latest play, The God of Soho (Shakespeare’s Globe), which is an extraordinary satire on celebrity and sex partly set in heaven, with Carole Woddis. He also talks about his career and his playwriting.

Playwright Chris Hannan: new play and career overview (2/2)

13 August 2011

in New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: CHRIS HANNAN (2/2) The award-winning Scottish playwright discusses his latest play, The God of Soho (Shakespeare’s Globe), which is an extraordinary satire on celebrity and sex partly set in heaven, with Carole Woddis.

Co-creator of Yes, Prime Minister Jonathan Lynn explores comedy

7 August 2011

in Books, Comedy, Playwrights, Theatre People

INTERVIEW: JONATHAN LYNN The actor, director and co-writer, with Antony Jay, of the hit West End comedy show, Yes, Prime Minister (Apollo) – an updated theatre version of the classic 1980s BBC series – talks to Philip Fisher about his new book, Comedy Rules (Faber), political satire, and about his extensive and globetrotting career.

Playwright Dan Rebellato: Chekhov in Hell

INTERVIEW: DAN REBELLATO The playwright and academic talks to Aleks Sierz about his latest successful play, Chekhov in Hell (Drum Theatre, Plymouth), which sees the Russian playwright come awake, after a 100-year coma, in 21st-century Britain.

Ace-satirist Alistair Beaton laughs at power

28 March 2007

in Comedy, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: ALISTAIR BEATON The award-winning satirist and playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about King of Hearts (Out of Joint at the Hampstead Theatre) and about his previous hits, such as Feelgood, and political comedy.

The zany, hip US satire American Absurdum hits London

AMERICA ABSURDUM The zany, hip US satire has hit London. Philip Fisher asks director John Clancy and actors Nancy Walsh and Paul Urcioli to tell all about it. With two extracts from the show.

Review of Dinner

12 December 2003

in New Writing, Reviews and Roundtables

DINNER Moira Buffini’s satirical slice of monied life gets well chewed over by John Nathan and Aleks Sierz. Patrick Marmion hosts.