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Author: Matthew Amer

Wandsworth Arts Fringe (Image courtesy of David Burns PR)

Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Festival Focus

Producer Cath Mattos tells us about Wandsworth Arts Fringe, the festival bringing theatre, circus, dance, comedy and more to south-west London this May.

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Chad Taylor performing as part of Breakin' Convention (Image: Owen Ling, courtesy of Sadler's Wells)

Breakin’ Convention: Festival Focus

As Sadler’s Wells’ festival of hip-hop, Breakin’ Convention, celebrates its 15th anniversary, four of its contributors share what being part of the schedule means to them.

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Tom Vallen stars in A Gym Thing (Image: Sally Jubb Photography, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Tom Vallen: “Exercise is good for you, right?”

Writer/performer Tom Vallen on his journey with A Gym Thing and working out more about muscle dysmorphic disorder.

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Sarah Milton (Image: Daniel Sutka, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Sarah Milton on why she “wanted people to see Daisy’s legs wobble”

Writer/performer Sarah Milton on the personal experience that moved her to write Tumble Tuck.

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Bo Poraj and Elizabeth Berrington in Rasheeda Speaking at Trafalgar Studios (Image: Mitzi de Margary, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Bo Poraj: 14 questions

Actor Bo Poraj on playing a doctor with an insidious agenda in Rasheeda Speaking.

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Charlotte Merriam (Image: Michael Wharley, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Charlotte Merriam takes us inside the ladies’ loo

Playwright and performer Charlotte Merriam tells us about creating a theatrical movement and new play Dames, which is set inside a ladies’ toilet.

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Lucy Phelps stars in Witness For The Prosecution at London County Hall (Image: Ellie Kurttz, courtesy of The Corner Shop PR)

Lucy Phelps: 14 questions

Performer Lucy Phelps tells us about joining the hit whodunnit Witness For The Prosecution and why she thinks Londoners are so lucky.

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Rachel Parris stars in Thirty Christmases (Image: Josh Tomalin) - Theatre tips

Theatre tips for audiences: performers’ suggestions

We asked the stars of the London stage how to get the most from a trip to the theatre. They shared their best theatre tips.

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The Gulf, starring Louisa Lytton, at Tristan Bates Theatre (Image courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Louisa Lytton: 13 questions

Former EastEnders star Louisa Lytton on starring in the European premiere of The Gulf and being a proud Londoner.

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Sarah Alles stars in Moormaid at Arcola Theatre (Image: Anika Wagner, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Sarah Alles: 11 questions

German star Sarah Alles tells us about making her London debut in new play Moormaid at Arcola Theatre.

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CircusFest2018 - Hyena (Image: Mark Dawson, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

CircusFest 2018: Festival Focus

Producer Molly Nicholson tells us about CircusFest 2018, the festival bringing the best of modern circus to London.

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Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident at Omnibus Theatre

Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident: “I wanted to unshackle her story”

Mukul Ahmed tells us why the tale of India’s first recording artist, Gauhar Jaan, is a story worth telling.

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Kate Lamb: 13 questions

Call The Midwife’s Kate Lamb tells us about a Mafia-set Much Ado About Nothing and a canine cameo.

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For King And Country at COLAB Factory (Image courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

For King And Country: “The audience are the stars of the show”

Writer/director Owen Kingston tells us about the new show that puts audiences into Winston Churchill’s shoes.

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Rehearsals for Company Three, The Act, at Yard Theatre (Image: Camilla Greenwell, courtesy of The Yard)

The Act: A show about teenage love, made by teenagers

Company Three tell us about their new production exploring all the emotions of teenage love.

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Kevin Armento, writer of Devil With the Blue Dress (Image courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Kevin Armento: “How do we have a Lewinsky play without Bill?”

Kevin Armento tells us about the evolution of his new play, Devil With The Blue Dress.

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Pericles, which stars Cécile Leterme at The Barbican (Image: Patrick Baldwin, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Cécile Leterme: 11 questions

French actor Cécile Leterme tells us about bringing Pericles to the Barbican and performing Shakespeare in French for a London audience.

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Frogman (Image courtesy of Cliona Roberts PR)

Jack Lowe: “Is this show theatre? Definitely”

Director Jack Lowe tells us about Frogman and creating theatre using virtual reality.

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Louis Greatorex in rehearsals for Plastic at Old Red Lion Theatre (Image: Mathew Foster, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Louis Greatorex: 12 questions

The Last Post actor Louis Greatorex tells us about starring in Kenneth Emson’s Plastic and why he was eager to work at Old Red Lion Theatre.

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Alice Fearn plays Elphaba in Wicked (Image: Darren Bell, courtesy of Jo Allan PR)

Alice Fearn: 14 questions

Wicked star Alice Fearn tells us about performing one of musical theatre’s most iconic roles.

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