Lee Ridley is Lost Voice Guy, a stand up comedian, journalist and self professed geek from Newcastle upon Tyne. Born in County Durham and educated at Preston University, he enjoys dance and indie
Cbm music, watching football (a Newcastle fan), reading and watching TV and films. He also has cerebral palsy. Continue reading “Lost Voice Guy: An Interview”
A little over 2 years ago, a young man called Squiff was asked to record a ‘cello accompaniment on a solo EP for a talented young performer. According to Squiff, ‘our creative juices matched’ and so the seeds of Josh Flowers and the Wild were sown. Continue reading “Josh Flowers and the Wild: an Interview”
Hailing from a small town just outside Rome, Diego and Alfredo Salvati now ply their trade as Colourshop, a 2-piece band with influences ranging from Pink Floyd and the Beatles to Italian pop and world music.
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There must be something in the water around the town of Kettering that produces truly talented comedians. As well as Hugh Denis, an upcoming and charismatic young performer called James Acaster has spring boarded from the Edinburgh Fringe to perform with Milton Jones and Josie Long to hundreds of thousands of people across the UK. Continue reading “James Acaster: An Interview”
Last week, Performance Reviewed went to see the London première of Northern Ballet’s breathtaking adaptation of The Great Gatsby at Sadler’s Wells, a production choreographed and directed by David Nixon, with co-direction by Patricia O’Doyle. Amidst the glittering visuals and evocative music by the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Tobias Batley (Jay Gatsby) and Martha Leebolt (Daisy) delivered performances that left the audience in raptures. Continue reading “Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby with Tobias Batley, Martha Leebolt and Lily Amy”
Mischief Theatre Company is an improvisation group, formed in 2008, whose production of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ received universal acclaim and recently moved to Trafalgar Studios from the gloomy recesses of fringe theatre. Two of their revolving troupe of actors- Jonathan Sayer, who is also the company director and Henry Lewis, the artistic director- talked to Performance Reviewed about the formation of a theatre company and the transition to the West End.
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Steven Berkoff is one of the most influential figures in the world of theatre and film, both as an actor and as a pioneering writer and director, spearheading the conception of ‘total theatre’- a method and style that, whilst avant-garde and shocking twenty years ago, is now widely mimicked in both professional and amateur theatre.
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Billy Bob Thornton’s upcoming film, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, is not strictly speaking autobiographical but, given that he’s written, directed and starred in the Dixie-based family drama, it does cover some of the industry icon’s reflections on his own past. After years of dealing with the Hollywood gossip bandwagon, it is good to hear Thornton speaking as an artist in his own right once again. Continue reading “Billy Bob Thornton on Jayne Mansfield’s Car”
You’ve travelled across the world as an artist- is there a particular place you find yourself drawn to, or where you have special memories?
Andrea: My artistic career is something of a fairy tale. In just a few years I have had the most exciting and incredible experiences that an artist could possibly imagine or hope for.
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