http://www.theatremates.com are running their Also Recognised Awards 2017 click this link to vote for your favourites. You have until 26th March 2017 to get involved, it’s quick, easy and will be very much appreciated by all of the fantastic nominees.
Here’s a little bit about My Theatre Mates: New digital hub MyTheatreMates.com is co-founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, and takes its name from the Ma in Mark and the Te in Terri. In addition to hosting the Also Recognised Awards, it collates the best content from our individual websites and social channels – and, we hope, will soon host additional content from other independent theatre voices.
I’d like to take this chance to thank Terri and Mark for setting up such a fantastic hub where reviews from Break A Leg and my fellow critics can be shared with a wider audience.
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Two Sisters Press Release:
An Interview with Leapfrog Town’s Chris Guard, Break A Leg are proud to be working with Chris and his band:
An exclusive interview with actress, Stephanie Beattie, ahead of her fantastic award winning performance in Steel Magnolias at The Hope Theatre last year:
Watch out for Stephanie ‘Steve’ in Brimstone and Treacle at The Hope Theatre in May 2017!
An interview with the incredibly talented actress, Rebecca Johnson:
Rebecca has finished filming another series of The Trip with Rob Brydon.
Interviews with the wonderful actress and Patron of Break A Leg, Carol Royle:
Interviews with Cath Shipton aka Duffy from Casualty. Very proud to have her as a Patron, too. Cath is currently appearing as Duffy in Casualty on BBC One.
I work with Cath and also with her partner, Chris Guard who fronts the fantastic band, Leapfrogtown. I have never been a fan video maker, however I collaborated with Chris on this ‘Chuffy’ video, below. Please take a look at our artistic creation!
Interview with the amazing new talent on the music scene, Tally Spear:
Interview with Writer and Director of Mercy – The Movie, Wendy Morgan:
Interview with actress from Mercy – The Movie, Maria Austin:
Interview with actor from Mercy – The Movie, Johnny Shingleton:
Break A Leg’s Top Five Off-West End Productions…. drum roll please….
News, Reviews and Interviews 2017
Review of the latest MCM Comic Con in Birmingham.
MCM Comic Con Review
Casualty Episode Review:
Picture Shows: David Hide (JASON DURR) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Casualty Episode Review
Interview with Nina Segal…
Nina Segal Interview
EastEnders Round-Up 13 March 2017:
Eastenders Round-Up 13 March 2017
Neighbours Ramsay Street Round-Up:
Ramsay Street Round-Up 13 March 2017
Dong Ding Murder Me On High at Lichfield Garrick Theatre:
Dong Ding Murder Me On High Review
Broadchurch Series Three, Episode Three…
Broadchurch Series Three Episode Three
Interview with Duncan Harte from Chinglish:
Interview with Duncan Harte
Full Pelt Theatre give an exclusive interview to Break A Leg:
Full Pelt Theatre
The Good Karma Hospital final episode:
The Good Karma Hospital Episode Six
Interview with Scott Le Crass:
Interview with Scott Le Crass
Interview with Singer, Shawn Cuddy:
Interview with Shawn Cuddy
Casualty Episode Review:
Picture Shows: Dr Dylan Keogh (WILLIAM BECK), David Hide (JASON DURR), Jacob Masters (CHARLES VENN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Casualty Episode Review
Ramsay Street Round-Up 6 March 2017…
Ramsay Street Round-Up 6 March 2017
EastEnders Round-Up 6 March 2017:
Eastenders Round-Up 6 March 2017
Interview with Robert Rowe from The Fall…
Spotlight On Robert Rowe
Interview with Lilac Yosiphon:
Spotlight On Lilac Yosiphon
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf review:
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Review
Brimstone and Treacle will be running at The Hope Theatre from 2 – 20 May 2017 and stars Break A Leg Critic’s Choice Awards Best Off-West End Actress 2016, Stephanie Beattie. Press release is here:
Brimstone and Treacle Press Release
What The Butler Saw at Leicester Curve Theatre:
Interview with Director of Dark Vanilla Jungle, Samson Hawkins:
Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live! Press release ahead of its visit to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre:
Broadchurch episode two. Amazing!
The First Hippo On The Moon, Break A Leg’s youngest reporter loved it! The older ones were keen as well!
Blood Brothers…. it’s my absolute favourite musical in the world. Sarah-Jane Buckley is one of the best Mrs Johnstones I have seen and have you seen Graham Martin in all of those roles? Brilliant!
Break A Leg are delighted to have been asked to review this incredible album by Charlie Carter:
The Good Karma Hospital penultimate episode…
Neighbours Ramsay Street Round-Up!
EastEnders Round-Up week commencing 27 February 2017…
Picture Shows: Mick Carter (DANNY DYER) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Ray Burmiston
Casualty episode review, it was all about David (Jason Durr) and the issues raised with mental heath should be applauded.
Picture Shows: David Hide (JASON DURR) – (C) BBC / Alistair Heap – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Not Going Out ‘Enough’ episode review…
Picture Shows: (L-R) Lee (LEE MACK), Lucy (SALLY BRETTON) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Pete Dadds
Not Going Out ‘Enough’ Episode Review
A syndicated interview with Mary Berry:
Mary Berry Syndicated Interview
Gaslight at Malvern Theatres, Review:
Gaslight – Malvern Theatres
Broadchurch Episode One Review – it’s gonna be good, folks!
Broadchurch Episode One Review
The Good Karma Hospital Episode 4 – Review:
The Good Karma Hospital Episode 4 Review
Casualty ‘Slipping Under’ episode review…
Picture Shows: Steph Sims (TONICHA LAWRENCE) Connie Beauchamp (AMANDA MEALING) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Casualty ‘Slipping Under’ Epsiode Review
Not Going Out ‘Marriage Guidance’ episode review (penultimate episode):
Picture Shows: (L-R) Wendy (DEBORAH GRANT), Geoffery (GEOFFERY WHITEHEAD), Lee (LEE MACK), Lucy (SALLY BRETTON), Anna (ABIGAIL CRUTTENDEN), Toby (Hugh Dennis) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Screengrab
Not Going Out ‘Marriage Guidance’ Episode Review
EastEnders Round-Up 20th February 2017…
Picture Shows: Ian Beale (ADAM WOODYATT) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Dan Goldsmith
Eastenders Round-Up Week Commencing 20th February 2017
Neighbours Ramsay Street Round-Up!
Neighbours Round-Up Week Commencing 20th February 2017
Interview with the fantastic Kara Tointon!
Spotlight On… Actress, Kara Tointon
Interview with Actor, Jack Lane:
Spotlight On… Star of Widsom of a Fool, Jack Lane
Interview with Catherine Lamb about Bunny…
Spotlight On… Star of Bunny, Catherine Lamb
Interview with Matthew Seager all about In Other Words…
Spotlight On… Actor and Playwright, Matthew Seager
Interview with Actor and Director, Nigel Harman.
Spotlight On… Nigel Harman
Interview with Actress, Amanda Wilkin:
Interview with Raquel Cassidy – star of Downton Abbey, The Worst Witch and many other shows from stage and screen:
What’s On Stage Awards 2017 Highlights:
Review of Evita at New Wimbledon Theatre.
Interview with Naomi Westerman…
Interview with the gorgeous and super-talented, Jo Wickham.
The Good Karma Hospital episode review. It’s not my favourite show on telly, but some of the performances are brilliant!
Casualty ‘Binge Britain’ ~ Chuffy are back from their honeymoon so it’s time for fun and frolics in the staff room!
Lisa Duffin (CATHY SHIPTON), David Hide (JASON DURR) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Not Going Out ‘Charlie’ ~ my favourite episode so far….
Episode: Charlie (No. 5) – Picture Shows: (L-R) Charlie (FINLEY SOUTHBY), Lee (LEE MACK) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Pete Dadds
Who’s smiling in Walford? Anyone? …..thought not! Bye bye Danny-Boy Hatchard, too – sad times!
Lee Carter (DANNY-BOY HATCHARD), Whitney Carter (SHONA MCGARTY) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Gary Moyes
Neighbours Ramsay Street Round-Up ~ let’s look in on the residents again!
Anita and Me review…
The Moorside, concluding part:
Picture Shows: Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH) – (C) Stuart Wood/ITV – Photographer: Stuart Wood
Spotlight On… David Ralf – Producer extraordinaire!
Interview with star of Carmen, Flora McIntosh:
Episode two of The Good Karma Hospital, it’s improving…
Casualty episode review:
Picture Shows: Robyn Miller (AMANDA HENDERSON) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
The wonder of Walford continues…
More Ramsay Street rowdiness to report!
Not Going Out – latest episode review…
Picture Shows: (L-R) Lee (LEE MACK), Emma Bunton as herself – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Screengrab
Beverley Craven in concert, got be seen to be believed, this woman rocks!
The Moorside episode review:
Picture shows: Natalie Brown (SÎAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN) – (C) Stuart Wood/ITV – Photographer: Stuart Wood
Interview with the cast of Summer Nights In Space:
Robert Habermann chats to Break A Leg about the show, His Way:
An interview with Julian Gallant, Artistic Director of Ealing Music & Film Valentine Festival.
The Good Karma Hospital episode review… jury’s out!
Interview with Playwright, Patrick Cash:
Not Going Out episode review…
Picture Shows: (L-R) Lee (LEE MACK), Benji (MAX PATTISON), Charlie (FINLEY SOUTHBY), Lucy (SALLY BRETTON), Molly (FRANCESCA NEWMAN) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Screengrab
Review of The Tommy Cooper Show – we loved this! Just like that!
Eastenders Round-Up – still alllll going onnnn in the Square!
Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron
Casualty episode review – CHUFFY WEDDDING that had us all chuffed!
Picture Shows: Lisa Duffin (CATHY SHIPTON) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Neighbours Ramsay Street Round-Up – the first of many!
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Oh Boy! Worth 5 stars any day!!
What’s In A Name at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, review:
Interview with Simon Pollard, Director of Throwback:
Eastenders Round-Up… or bus-gate!
Casualty episode review – Crazy Little Thing Called Love:
Round-Up of this year’s National Television Awards… and ps, doesn’t Break A Leg’s Patron, Cath Shipton look incredible?
An interview with Daniel Taylor from The Tommy Cooper Show!
Episode review of Not Going Out’s second instalment:
Eastenders Round-Up – more misery from the Square!
Casualty episode highlight, more from the award winning drama…
Picture Shows: Gemma Dean (REBECCA RYAN) Dr Lily Chao (CRYSTAL YU) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
The Wild Party at The Hope Theatre – my first visit to my favourite theatre, this year!
Interview with star of Midsomer Murders, Fiona Dolman…
The first in a brand new series of Not Going Out – and it was brilliant, so glad it’s back!
Picture Shows: Geoffrey (GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD), Wendy (DEBORAH GRANT), Lee (LEE MACK), Lucy (SALLY BRETTON) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Matt Frost
Casualty episode review, oh dear, not looking good for Connie and Jacob – can they recover from this latest twist?
Picture Shows: Jacob Masters (CHARLES VENN), Connie Beauchamp (AMANDA MEALING) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Eastenders Weekly Round-Up ~ all the highlight from another week in Walford.
Picture Shows: Sharon sees Michelle sobbing in the Square. Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Michelle Fowler (JENNA RUSSELL) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes
Interview with star of Casualty, Lloyd Everitt…
Amanda Henderson from Casualty chats to Break A Leg again – we were delighted to be able to feature one of our favourites!
The Snowman at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, what a show to start the year with!
An interview with Writer, Sian Rowland:
Interviews with the company of Brains:
Casualty episode review…
Episode: Casualty 30 16 (No. 16) – Picture Shows: Elle Gardner (JAYE GRIFFITHS), Dr Dylan Keogh (WILLIAM BECK) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap
Eastenders Weekly Round-Up ~ all the highlights from a week in Walford.
Jack Branning (SCOTT MASLEN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron
Interview with Actress, Alex Reynolds:
Interview with Director of The Wild Party at The Hope Theatre, Rafaella Marcus:
Episode review of New Year’s Day’s Instalment of Mrs Brown’s Boys:
Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special 2016 (No. 2 – New Year) – Picture Shows: (L-R) Cathy Brown (JENNIFER GIBNEY), Gaston (ROBBIE TELFER), Agnes Brown (BRENDAN O’CARROLL) – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Alan Peebles
Episode review of New Year’s Day’s Eastenders…
Picture Shows: Ronnie & Roxy are racing each other to jump in the pool. Ronnie Mitchell (SAMANTHA WOMACK), Roxy Mitchell (RITA SIMONS) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy
Episode review of Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special:
Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special 2016 (No. 2 – New Year) – Picture Shows: Agnes Brown (BRENDAN O’CARROLL) – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Alan Peebles
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