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Panto News: February 2013
Back for another year, Simon Sladen begins his monthly pantomime blog, this time rounding up Panto Season 2012 and looking ahead to 2013.
The Making of Borderlands
Peter Lathan looks at the gestation of a new international dance work produced in the North East.
North East Theatre in 2012
Peter Lathan looks at theatre in the North East in 2012
The Merry Men of Pantoland: Berwick Kaler, Kenneth Alan Taylor and Andrew Pollard
With three of the country's leading panto power houses presenting
as this year's festive entertainment, Simon Sladen speaks to the men responsible for the annual fun-fest at York Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse and Greenwich Theatre about their experiences as writer, Dame and director.
Review of the Year - The London Stage
London editor Philip Fisher gives his review of the London theatre scene in 2012 and his awards for the best of the year.
Jo Forest by Hook or by Hook
Sandra Giorgetti talks to actress Jo Forest about Wendy and the other roles life has brought her.
Dame for a Laugh!
Simon Sladen speaks to producer and pantomime practitioner Brad Fitt about his theatrical career.
Robin Noel Pemberton-Billing: 5 April 1929-18 November 2012
Phil Butterworth was one of five Loughborough students who approached their tutor in 1966 with the idea to create a new theatre in Bolton, Lancashire. The tutor, Robin Pemberton-Billing who died this week at the age of 83, spearheaded the project to build the Octagon Theatre and was its first artistic director. Phil recalls the achievements of his former tutor.
From Nice to Nasty: Shane Lynch looks forward to his first season as a Panto Villain
Simon Sladen speaks to Boyzone’s Shane Lynch about playing Abanazar in
at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks.
Playwrights Jake Brunger and Hannah Rodger at the Pleasance
Producer James Quaife interviews playwrights Jake Brunger and Hannah Rodger.
“Colour, glitter, laughter, a Giant and damn good costumes!”
Simon Sladen speaks to Phil Lowe, Nicola Downing and Richard Foxton, the Creative Team behind Harrogate Theatre's 2012 pantomime
Jack and the Beanstalk
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde
Philip Fisher reports on a new exhibition with a Shakespearean twist at Tate Britain
“Fun, laughter and everyone having a flipping good time enjoying themselves”
Simon Sladen speaks to the cast of '
Jack and the Beanstalk
' at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
A Cultural History of English Pantomime, ca. 1820 – 1910
Simon Sladen speaks to Professor Jeffrey Richards (co-investigator) and Dr Peter Yeandle (research associate) at the conclusion of their three year-long pantomime research project.
Lenny Henry puts stand-up on hold for acting
Lenny Henry has warned his multitude of fans that his new tour may be the last opportunity to see him doing stand-up for some time – because acting has now become the biggest part of his career.
Director Sean Tobin on The Perfection of 10 in Singapore
Australian director Sean Tobin talks about directing new writing showcase
The Perfection of 10 at the Esplanade
Carol Tambor Paintings at C ECA
New Yorker Carol Tambor, who is best known for endowing an award for the best Fringe show, has a hidden side.
Nigel Charnock 1960-2012
A huge loss to the contemporary dance world, performer, choreographer and director Nigel Charnock died late on 1 August at St Christopher's Hospice in South London.
The Other Perspective: Romanian Theatre in London 4-11 July
Cristina Catalina introducees a unique opportunity for Londoners to put a finger on the pulse of contemporary Romanian theatre.
Delivering Sustainable Theatres
A report on the Theatres Trust 2012 Conference held at Stratford Circus on 12 June 2012.