Jonny Donahoe on Every Brilliant Thing

Initially, you may be sceptical that a play about suicide and depression can be at once hilarious and genuinely uplifting, but such it is with Duncan Macmillian’s Every Brilliant Thing. Katrina Conaglen spoke to stand-up comedian Jonny Donahoe, who performs in the play, about bringing humour to the darkest of topics, how to successfully involve an audience, …

Interviews Theatre August 19, 2015

Comedians’ Theatre Company: A funny idea for a script

The Comedians’ Theatre Company is ten years old. Kate Copstick hears its story from key members – in a suitably dramatic form “There is a necessity for theatre and therefore everyone should be doing it.” P Nichol, 2015 CAST Phil Nichol: An intense and hugely talented actor, comic, musician and now director and theatre producer. …

Extreme puppeteers turn their hands to docu-drama

Unlike actors, when puppets talk about fairy tales they sound true, writes Mark Fisher AT THIS special time of year, we should spare a thought for the puppeteers. Not for them the luxury afforded ordinary theatre companies. They have no classics, no tried-and-tested hits, no fall-back position. They can only look on with envy as …

Interviews August 8, 2015
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