Tag: Theatre

Charlie Quirke

5 minutes with actor Charlie Quirke

Charlie Quirke actorCharlie Quirke is a professional actor, well known for playing Travis Stubbs in the ITV sitcom Birds of a Feather, (acting alongside his real-life mother Pauline Quirke)! This summer sees Charlie attending the Edinburgh Fringe to perform in the world premieres of plays Early Birds and Our Boys

Early Birds tells the incredible yet true story of how one of the nation’s favourite sit-coms, Birds of a Feather began, starting with a chance encounter in a West End hotel. Meanwhile, critically acclaimed show Our Boys tackles the aftermath of ‘Herrick IX’ Afghanistan, following six soldiers on a hospital ward.

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5 minutes with Tim Firth – Screenwriter and Songwriter

Tim Firth

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 audiences across the UK during its 2008/09 tour, and in the process broke the all time British box office record for a play.

His new musical, The Band, has now been produced by David Pugh Dafydd Rogers, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, and Robbie Williams. Featuring the music of Take That, the new production follows a group of friends, now 40-something women, as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their boy band heroes.

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Steve Michaels (68 Stand Up)[75604]

5 minutes with Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Steve Michaels

Steve Michaels - Elvis ImpersonatorSteve Michaels is an international award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist and actor from Ontario Canada. From a very young age, he was mesmerised by Presley’s performances and quickly turned his passion into his dream career – creating, writing, directing, producing and starring in shows based around the American superstar.

It’s been 50 years since Elvis Presley’s televised special aired on NBC Television, which later came to be known as his ’68 Comeback Special. To celebrate this, British West End theatre and film producer Bill Kenwright presents This Is Elvis, with Steve in the coveted role of Elvis. This electrifying musical recreates all the drama leading up to Elvis’ ’68 Comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with the King to his Vegas debut, featuring an impressive line-up of Elvis’s greatest hits. Read More