West End Stage

5 minutes with Mark Puddle – Producer and Actor

Mark Puddle launched West End Stage in 2006, aiming to become the UK’s leading theatre summer school. His students take part in a week long course of drama, singing and […]

mummy jojo

5 minutes with mental health blogger Mummy Jojo – Part 2

In 2016 we interviewed well-being and mental health blogger Mummy JoJo. In 2018, with a new podcast AND a book storming it’s way up the Amazon best-sellers charts, it seems […]

5 minutes with Tim Firth – Screenwriter and Songwriter

Tim Firth is a writer, producer and composer, famous for his TV work and captivating West End shows. His play Calendar Girls, adapted from his own film, was a huge hit with […]

Masterchef Kitchen

5 minutes with Jonathan Scinto – Celebrity Chef

Chef Jonathan Scinto is a celebrity chef who owns a successful private parties and events business. He’s famous for being a hit on the FOX TV show MasterChef 6 and has […]

Boogie and Arlene, Forth 1

5 minutes with DJs Boogie and Arlene

Boogie and Arlene run the popular breakfast show ‘Boogie in the Morning‘ at Forth 1 radio station every weekday from 6am to 10am.

Francis Macdonald

5 minutes with Francis Macdonald – BAFTA-nominated composer and drummer with Teenage Fanclub

Drummer, composer, producer and manager of Scottish bands Camera Obscura and The Vaselines – Francis is a busy man. Last year he released his album ‘Music For String Quartet, Piano […]

5 minutes with singer Wendy Carr from Pop Opera group Ida

Wendy Carr is one of the four women behind pop-opera girl group Ida. The group was produced independently by its four members and fully funded by their Kickstarter campaign. Their […]

kinky boots

Review: Kinky Boots

This week the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots landed at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Based on the movie of the same name (and inspired by true events), the story follows the […]