Ray Cooney - Masterfarce In celebration of Ray cooney’s 70 years in the business, Out of Order, is currently touring the UK. Paul Johnson picks the brains of Ray and his cast to bring the amateur sector a masterclass in how to perform farce. Something Wild Puppetry expert, Chris Abbott, gets under the skin of the acclaimed Running Wild, seen last year at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and now touring the country. Your News Our regular newspaper-style pages filled with your local news items and articles. Tangos & Cabarets With a 60-year career, Anne Reid has seen it all. Paul Johnson & Pat Jones found out about her career, show business... and anything she fancied talking about. Isle of Man - Play Festival Paul Johnson spends Easter week on the Isle of Man at the Manx Amateur Drama Federation’s Full-Length Play Festival. John Partridge: “I Am What I Am” ...Behind the Make-up Currently playing his heart out as Albin in the first-ever tour of La Cage aux Folles, John Partridge tells Paul Johnson what taking on the role of a lifetime means to him. Summer School 2017 Our annual look at the benefits of taking on a short training course this summer. Foreword, Advice & Info ... By Susan Elkin Listen to Your Granny ... By Richard James Focus: Betty Laine OBE ... By Paul Johnson Focus: Frances Clayton, MADD ... By Phil Lowe Focus: NODA Summer School ... By Jacquie Stedman Summer School Course Finder ... A sample of summer school courses on offer Strike Up the Band! Our regular round-up of activity and goings on in the professional musical theatre industry over the coming months. Touring Jane Raymond Langford Jones attends rehearsals for, director, Sally Cookson’s ground-breaking National Theatre production of Jane Eyre prior to its UK tour. I’ll Be in My Trailer! Jodie Prenger speaks with Paul Johnson about taking on Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine, a bored 42-year-old Liverpudlian housewife... and not a song in sight. New Plays, Books & Musicals New publications and performing rights from Samuel French, Nick Hern Books, Oberon, Josef Weinberger Plays, R&H Theatricals Europe... and more. Index of Supporters
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