As panto fever starts to build I was lucky enough to grab 5 minutes with national treasure, comedienne, actress and TV presenter Su Pollard – soon to be starring as the Wicked Queen in the Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) production of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Fun, zany and very, very likeable – she did not disappoint. Come, join me and say Hi-de-Hi (sorrrrry…)
Goodie or Baddie?
With a new school year on the horizon it’s the perfect time to fire up your mini muddies imaginations with this list of the best illustrated books compiled by Holly Millbank founder of Fat Fox a fab new independent book publishing company – based right here in Kent. Come now, let the wild rumpus start!
Publisher, Holly, also mum to three young children, says:
‘I love how the imagery in a book – from highly colourful picture books through to black and white sketched young adult novels – work intrinsically with the story – bringing the words and the sentiment of the book to life.’
‘I feel that a visual narrative is so important, that we have in fact recently even published a young adult book that has beautiful sketches on almost every page which is very rare in the YA market.
Antony Costa stars in swinging 60s musical Save The Last Dance For Me – currently touring the UK and coming to Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Mon 4 Jul to Sat 9 Jul. When I was given the opportunity to chat to him I posted a request for your interview questions on Facebook – many of you responded – and what clever *staggers in amazement* clean questions they were. Over to you…
What can audiences expect from this show?
As the Tap Factory tour comes to the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells, Kent-born cast member Michael Newman answers your questions…
Q: In your own words how would you describe the flavour of the show? What can audiences expect? Jess, Sevenoaks
A: It’s a very high energy performance. There’s no spoken word at all – except one or two words in an African regional dialect that we don’t expect anyone in the audience to understand!
What does Lesley Joseph listen to before a big night out? Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell of course! She stole the show as Dorian on TV’s Birds of A Feather and continues to do so now the girls have reunited over 15 years later for another series. She’s also playing one of my all time favourite characters – song-belting, gin-swigging Miss Hannigan in the theatre tour of Annie, The Musical.