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5:19pm Thursday 23rd May 2013
12:20pm Saturday 18th May 2013
THE Wycombe Swan is one of just four theatres which the Birmingham Royal Ballet is bringing its southern tour to. The company splits in two each year with half going south and half going north so it can present its work to the widest possible audience. Orchestra Director John Beadle gives his take on making sure everything is alright on the night.
1:30pm Friday 17th May 2013
11:50am Friday 10th May 2013
TOYAH Willcox would not divulge if she was a feminist or not. But she was able to tell me all her about her current show, Hormonal Housewives, which she is said is most definitely not a feminist show, and which has been making women (and even a few men) laugh up and down the country.
2:10pm Monday 6th May 2013
DARON Sheehan openly admits he was "terrible" at English at school. But the Downley author has come a long way since and has received support from Camilla Parker Bowles' brother, Mark Shand for his first novel, The Socrates Project.
1:40pm Saturday 4th May 2013
3:30pm Friday 3rd May 2013
12:50pm Saturday 27th April 2013
2:10pm Friday 26th April 2013
11:00am Friday 26th April 2013
LINDA Robson has been nicknamed 'Baggy Mouth' by Loose Women fans, as she is well known for her honesty and willingness to talk about everything including her husband's waxing. But Linda is quite happy with this nickname and she was a pleasure to talk to about her current tour with the stage version of Birds of a Feather. The show is likely to return to our screens this autumn too, she said.
2:20pm Saturday 20th April 2013
1:50pm Saturday 13th April 2013
12:40pm Friday 12th April 2013
12:00pm Saturday 6th April 2013
GRAHAM Seed still gets called Nigel. And it is understandable after the actor played one of the most popular and loved characters The Archers has ever had. After being drastically killed off by the show Graham is forging ahead with new projects and has been touring in another British institution- The Mousetrap.
12:30pm Friday 29th March 2013
WITH Julian Clary's stand-up show it seems to be a question of life imitating art or art imitating life? In Position Vacant he finds a man from the audience to marry while in reality he said he would like to marry his long term partner, Ian- if and when the gay marriage vote goes through. But he reminds his fans it is all still about having a laugh, particularly as he ventures into the audience with a cattle prod.
2:30pm Friday 22nd March 2013
YOU would never believe Joan Collins is 79-years-old. The glamorous film and TV star looks at least ten years younger than her age and has a husband who is 32 years her junior. She spoke about her beauty tips, staying looking so young, and her show coming to the Wycombe Swan next month.
11:30am Saturday 16th March 2013
BRUCE Foxton has the same passion for music as he did when he was in The Jam. And he said life is good after he remarried 18 months ago and has rekindled his friendship with former band mate, Paul Weller. His band, From The Jam is going from strength to strength with another packed calendar booked with gigs. And last October Bruce Foxton released the Foxton album, Back In The Room, which features Blues Brothers legend, Steve Cropper and Paul Weller.
2:20pm Friday 15th March 2013
ACTRESS Gwen Taylor is certainly no stranger to playing memorable characters as she brings her latest role to the Wycombe Swan next month Television soaps thrive on whodunit murder mysteries and it was her character Anne Foster in ITV’s Coronation Street who was unmasked as her son Frank’s killer in March last year.
12:50pm Saturday 9th March 2013
10:50am Friday 8th March 2013
10:20am Sunday 3rd March 2013
4:20pm Saturday 2nd March 2013
WOW introduces Maaike Breijman taking on the role as singer Kate Bush, with whom she shares a birthday, an uncanny resemblance in appearance, performance and vocal style. The 36-year-old will play at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Monday performing Kate's greatest songs along with dance routines live on-stage with a full troupe of musicians and dancers.
7:50am Saturday 2nd March 2013
FROM playing the Prime Minister to a divorced self employed builder in The Archers, Michael Fenton Stevens has got his hands full at the moment. The 56-year-old is currently starring in the stage show of Yes, Prime Minister and as a self confessed political animal he is thoroughly enjoying the role. He talked about politics, The Archers and how an actor is never happy with his performance.
3:10pm Sunday 24th February 2013
MARLOW Amateur Operatic Society hopes its latest show, Our House, will appeal to all ages. The musical is full of Madness music and is about Joe Casey, who becomes involved in petty crime and follows different directions in his life in London.
11:10am Sunday 24th February 2013
10:00am Saturday 23rd February 2013
MATTHEW Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is selling out across the country and is coming to the Wycombe Swan next week. The British choreographer Matthew Bourne is well known for his re-imaginings of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker and is now bringing the third in the trilogy to the stage.
7:50am Saturday 23rd February 2013
WEST End leading lady Ruthie Henshall is bringing her own show to the Wycombe Swan next month where she will take the audience on a musical journey through her life. The mum of two spoke about her break-up from husband, Tim, breaking into the industry and her favourite musical part.
10:30am Saturday 16th February 2013
FANS of Channel 5's Milkshake! are in for a treat as all the kid show's favourite characters are coming to a stage in Chesham. Milkshake's TV presenter, Derek Moran, talked about starring in the live show, being a children's presenter and what it was like to be in the band D-Side, who had three top ten UK singles in the early noughties.
1:10pm Friday 15th February 2013
MARK Thomas isn’t someone you would mess with. He is straight to the point and it is obvious he doesn’t suffer fools gladly. And when you look at what he has achieved you can see how this might come in handy- he has had six series on Channel 4, battled multinational corporations, exposed abuses of civil liberties and even succeeded in changing laws. He spoke to Rebecca Cain ahead of his show which is about how he put an opera on for his dad in a bungalow.
10:50am Sunday 10th February 2013
9:50am Friday 8th February 2013
2:00pm Friday 1st February 2013
12:50pm Sunday 27th January 2013
11:10am Friday 18th January 2013
SERGEANT Major Gary Chilton had the honour and privilege to perform with Robin Gibb at one of the last public appearances he made before he passed away in May last year. Gary, who is one third of the popular band The Soldiers, said the performance at the London Palladium is one he will always treasure. He talks about the Bee Gee ahead of The Soldiers tour which is coming to the Wycombe Swan at the end of this month.
7:50am Saturday 12th January 2013
IT'S a hard act to recreate. Pink Floyd are known across the world for their progressive and psychedelic music. But tribute band, Think Floyd, must be doing something right as they are beginning their tour for the 20th year. With audience numbers increasing each year Lewis Hall, who plays bass and sings in the stage show, speaks about his love for the band, the new scores of fans and the lasting appeal of their music.
11:50am Friday 11th January 2013
12:30pm Friday 28th December 2012
THE Rocky Horror Show is celebrating its 40th year- 40 years of outrageuous dancing, singing and loyal fans dressing to kill. And to commemorate this there is all new anniversary party production with an all star cast. Former X-Factor contestant and classically trained baritone singer Rhydian is playing Rocky, which means baring all in a small pair of pants. He talks about working out, wearing leopard print knickers and the pressure of X-Factor.
8:10am Thursday 27th December 2012
11:00am Friday 21st December 2012
AFTER reaching week eight in Strictly Come Dancing with Olympic heroine Victoria Pendleton you would think Brendan Cole would be relaxing, awaiting the birth of his first child. But this is not the case. He is busy preparing for his show, Licence to Thrill, which kicks off at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. He talks about Strictly ahead of this week's final.
11:20am Sunday 9th December 2012
From the O2 arena to Bucks student union: Jettblack singer talks about landing role on War of the Worlds
10:20am Saturday 8th December 2012
FROM performing alongside Jason Donovan and Marti Pellow at the O2 arena, Will Stapleton will then be rushing back to High Wycombe to perform at the Bucks New Uni as part of Jettblack. The Loudwater resident landed the role in the new stage show of the War of the Worlds completely out of the blue and was so shocked he thought it was a joke until he met the director, Jeff Wayne. The singer and guitarist talked about seeing his face on TV for the first time, the pleasure of working with "legends" and what's next for Jettblack.
2:20pm Friday 7th December 2012
9:10am Friday 7th December 2012
1:10pm Saturday 1st December 2012
1:40pm Saturday 24th November 2012
1:29pm Friday 23rd November 2012
ALMOST everyone at some point has been annoyed by a fellow cinema goer- whether it is eating their food too loudly, answering their phone or putting their feet on the seat. Cadmore End resident Paul Ross is championing the Empire Cinema's etiquette guide. He said: "I was in the pictures about two years ago and I smelt something. A guy two rows in front of us was eating a container of Chow Mein with his fingers. "That smell isn't going to go away for the rest of the film."
2:26pm Thursday 22nd November 2012
2:20pm Saturday 17th November 2012
1:40pm Friday 16th November 2012
3:32pm Wednesday 14th November 2012
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