Famous Faces & Interviews
Wednesday 3 May 2017

Not Dead Enough: 5 Minutes with Peter James!


This month sees the return of the celebrated author Peter James with a thrilling new stage adaptation of his best-selling novel, Not Dead Enough, starring Laura Whitmore, Bill Ward and Stephen Billington.

Here's what Peter James had to say about his books, writing spine-chilling thrillers and seeing his words brought alive on stage...

Firstly, how would you sum up the plot of Not Dead Enough, without giving too much away!

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Thursday 9 February 2017

Henceforward...: 1987's futuristic comedy: an Interview with Alan Ayckbourn

The work of Alan Ayckbourn, the acclaimed playwright who has written over seventy plays, is soon returning to our stage with the laugh-out-loud futuristic comedy Henceforward... (Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb). Alan Ayckbourn chatted to Simon Murgatroyd about his play and the difficulty of producing a production that was deemed futuristic in 1987... in 2017! 

Henceforward… is this year’s Ayckbourn revival at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, tell us a little about the play.

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Friday 25 November 2016

Dick Whittington Behind the Scenes: 5 Minutes with the Writers!


Now that curtain-up for our spectacular family pantomime Dick Whittington and his Cat is just one day away, all the writers can do now is wait! This week we sat down for a chat with the script writing duo Matt Crosby and Al Morley, and found out what it's really like writing for the joyful, hilarious and bizarre art-form of panto...

Firstly, what kicked off your respective careers in writing panto scripts?

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Friday 30 September 2016

Wartime drama and The Battle of the Somme: a Q&A with Bryony Shanahan

The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. British and French armies fought against the German Empire, and more than one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in all of history. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of that fateful battle, and Headlong are on a UK tour with Frank McGuiness’ iconic war play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.

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