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INTERVIEW: Jodie Prenger

INTERVIEW: Jodie Prenger Forget Greece, Shirley Valentine is looking forward to coming to Wirral. Globe columnist Peter Grant caught up with West End star Jodie Prenger ahead of her week-long run at New Brighton Pavilion. Jodie Prenger has a confession to make. She has been learning her lines thanks to help from a pair of cows. She and her…

All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

INTERVIEW: Small Faces

Interview: Small Faces A musical about the Mod pioneers The Small Faces is on a UK tour. Peter Grant got on his moped and caught up with the show’s writer. By Peter Grant Meet the real Modfathers. They inspired Led Zeppelin, The Jam, Blur, Oasis, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene and countless other bands. Now 60s legends…

Ramsey Campbell

Peter Grant Talks to Horror Writer Ramsey Campbell

Peter Grant Talks to Horror Writer Ramsey Campbell Peter Grant was given the pleasure of interviewing Ramsey Campbell, one of Liverpool’s most iconic horror writers. The Mersey Sound is celebrating its 50 year anniversary so is Sgt Pepper. You must be celebrating 60 years as a writer? How many books have you written to date? Not…

PREVIEW: Cyrano De Bergerac

PREVIEW: Peter Grant talks to former Corrie actress and playwright Deborah McAndrew about her new adaptation of Cyrano De Bergerac at the Liverpool Playhouse in March. Deborah McAndrew played the fiesty Angie Freeman in Coronation Street during the 90s, but she is known for her work with Northern Broadsides. She also runs Claybody Theatre in Stoke…

INTERVIEW: Matthew Bourne

Peter Grant meets Sir Matthew Bourne – the world famous theatre innovator. ”BONKERS! …” that’s a word Sir Matthew Bourne says proudly  describing his forthcoming production at the Liverpool Playhouse. Early Adventures is his own trip down memory lane. It is to celebrate his 30 years as a dancer and choreographer. Now he is returning…

INTERVIEW: Matthew Kelly (Playhouse)

Peter Grant talks to Matthew Kelly about his Playhouse appearance. Matthew Kelly says it’s a bit like coming home – being on stage on Merseyside, that is. The former Everyman actor is at the Playhouse  – that  other ‘creative heart’ beating in Liverpool. Matthew is  proud of his latest role – a touring version from…