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Interview with Owen Guerin

5th December 2015 | Theatre

Interview with Owen Guerin
The Gruffalo is everybody's favourite children's story by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in search of a nut, meeting the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake on the way. Will the story of the Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures? Armed with only a nut map and a little courage, Mouse must outwit them all, and after all, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo - is there?

As we all know, yes there is. And, naturally, James Gilmore interviewed him.

The Gruffalo has been touring successfully for 15 years, performing in 14 countries and 5 continents. It has played twice at the Sydney Opera House, twice on Broadway, once at the National Theatre and had seven West End seasons.

It's also set some records - in 2013, the ‘tallest actor in the West End’ played The Gruffalo/b> at The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue and in 2012 The Gruffalo did a skydive, raising almost £4000 for charity.

Now, direct from Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to the West End.

In this laugh-out-loud interview with Owen Guerin, who plays The Gruffalo in the West End, James Gilmore asks about the 'perks' of being The Gruffalo, the initiation process and more.

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James Gilmore interviews Owen Guerin

James Gilmore interviews Owen Guerin about his new role playing The Gruffalo at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End. They talk about the perks of the job, play 'Would You Rather' and more.

Don't miss The Gruffalo at the Vaudeville Theatre, West End from the 15th December 2015 to the 3rd January 2016.

Review: Derren Brown's Miracle

18th November 2015 | Theatre

Review: Derren Brown's Miracle
Derren Brown's theatrical experience is truly something that should not be missed.

The fourth time I've seen the self-confessed anti-mind reader live (Svengali twice, Infamous two years ago and now his latest offering - Miracle) and the hype still hasn't dropped.

The order of events is the same: Everybody nervously shuffles into the Palace Theatre (the grandest theatre in London, and perhaps the only one which can contain the excitement around a Derren Brown show) - hoping that they won't be the target of one of tonight's tricks; The set is unvailed roughly 15 minutes before the show starts and then, as the clock strikes the hour, the mystery man himself walks on stage.

Miracle centers around two main ideas: The source of happiness and Christian evangelical miracle work. The show is a mix of comedic segments (a major part of Derren's productions which we don't get to witness during his TV specials) which, this time around, are less mind-blowing than previously, and breath-taking 'feature pieces' which are real talking points afterwards.

Well, they would be 'talking points' if you hadn't pledged allegiance to Derren during the show that you wouldn't spoil the show for others - which is totally understandable considering the fact that a major part of the show's excitement is the idea of 'mystery', something which doesn't deserve to be spoiled.

However, it would be difficult to call this Derren's finest hour. Although it isn't far off.

Maybe it's because this production seems to be less serious (with more comedic elements) than ones past but there were much fewer 'OMG how on earth did he do that?' moments than we remember having in Svengali and Infamous. Saying that, we still can't work out how any of the tricks were done…

Interview with Aaron Sidwell (American Idiot)

28th October 2015 | Theatre

Interview with Aaron Sidwell (American Idiot)
The groundbreaking Tony Award-Winning Musical has come to town!

Traditionally, American Idiot has always received shaky reviews. The musical, based on the music of Green Day, doesn't exactly suit the traditional 'musical' sound which has, in the past, scared theatre-goers away from the production.

However, London has been graced with a production that has received stellar reviews - so, after seeing the production (housed in 'hole-in-the-wall' Arts Theatre in Leicester Square) I met up with lead actor, Aaron Sidwell, to discuss the musical in more detail.

The musical is based in a real post-9/11 America. A very real world to the one millions of American's were dragged into once Bush had put boots on the ground in Iran, American Idiot explores what happens when you're left with no options, no direction and no opportunities.

And it's scarily real.

In the musical, Sidwell plays 'Johnny' - one of three teens who leave their city in search of something greater. Although, as his friends one-by-one leave his side, he gets thrown into a world of drugs, sex and violence.

Hear our interview discussing the musical values of American Idiot plus the state of America for teens.

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James Gilmore interviews Aaron Sidwell

James Gilmore interviews lead actor of American Idiot (the Green Day Musical), Aaron Sidwell, about the musical values of American Idiot plus the state of America for teens.