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  1. Big Interview: Ruth Leon

    Big Interview: Ruth Leon  

    Ruth Leon set herself a mission in life back in the Sixties – to share with the world her love of the theatre and in particular her love of the musicals. LESLEY FINLAY caught up with the gregarious theatre critic to see if she is achieving her aim...

  2. A day in the life of a dame

    A day in the life of a dame  

    It's tougher being a dame in panto than one might think as actor Rob Forknall explains...

  3. The novel approach

    The novel approach  

    Michael Dahl is a prolific author specialising in the graphic novel. He spoke to us about the art form...

  4. Take another look at Wells

    Take another look at Wells  

    HG Wells is having something of a renaissance - but it is not his science fiction that is catching the eye but his quirky novels on society. Fresh from a reading of Kipps, Lesley Finlay looks at why it is still relevant...

  5. Two worlds collide

    Two worlds collide  

    A new exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol showcases the work of the Jamaica Street Artists, a studio that is creating a real buzz in the city. We found out more about it...

  6. Learning the art of dance

    Learning the art of dance  

    Rambert Dance Company has an innovative education programme that is exciting and challenging. We spoke to Joce Giles, the company's head of learning and participation to find out more...

  7. Big Interview: Jimmy Akingbola

     

    Star of stage and screen, Jimmy Akingbola is known throughout the acting world as Mr Nice. LESLEY FINLAY caught up with him to find out how he manages to remain so grounded...

  8. 1984: A striking production

     

    George Orwell's 1984 is more relevant today than it ever was, as a recent production at the Tobacco Factory highlights. Our reviewer ELENA MOZZATO went to see it...

  9. A rattling journey through time

    A rattling journey through time  

    Alan Gibbons's second instalment of the Hell's Underground series is a challenging but exciting tale that takes readers back in time to 1940. Reviewer ALISS LANGRIDGE joined the adventure...

  10. Cranford: Delicious but…

    Cranford: Delicious but…  

    EDNA HOBBS wonders if the BBC's television adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford has spoilt the experience for theatre-goers. Our reviewer saw the play, which is on tour, at The Lighthouse in Poole...