Category Archives: Comedy & Theatre

Cutting It Fine: from Making Out to Poldark, and beyond – the Debbie Horsfield interview

Until she took on the most recent screen adaptation of classic Cornish historical literary saga Poldark, writer Debbie Horsfield was best known for a string of Manchester-based dramas. It’s now 30 years since the first of her three series of … Continue reading

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Years on the clock, but magic in the songbook – the Craig Reid interview

It’s been a busy year for The Proclaimers, still promoting last year’s mighty Angry Cyclist album with live dates here, there and everywhere, clocking up a hell of a lot more than 500 miles and 500 more so far. But … Continue reading

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Introducing West London’s Magnificent Six – back in touch with Matteo Sedazzari

Three years after our last conversation on these pages, WriteWyattUK got back in touch with author and Zani website creator Matteo Sedazzari, following the publication of his second novel, Tales of Aggro. Following 2015’s A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of … Continue reading

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Still winning Hearts and Minds – in conversation with Carl Hunter

Carl Hunter was stir crazy at the airport when I tracked him down, delayed an hour and condemned to sit around talking to me while drinking Yorkshire tea, his days of rock’n’roll excess with The Farm possibly behind him. He … Continue reading

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Just past the crossroads – back in touch with Mark Radcliffe

When much-loved BBC radio and TV broadcaster, musician and writer Mark Radcliffe announced on air he was receiving treatment for cancer, I think we all feared the worst. Boltonian Mark, this weekend co-presenting TV coverage of the 2019 Glastonbury Festival, … Continue reading

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The Rutles – The Continental, Preston

At the risk of patronising several accomplished acts, there have been some quality Beatles copyists treading the boards or taking to the studio to emulate the Fab Four over the past five decades, and I’ve a lot of respect for … Continue reading

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Top of the world, looking back on Creation – the Alan McGee interview

  When I got through to Alan McGee, it sounded like he was having his flat trashed by Dr Who monsters, possibly in the process of drowning him in a bubble bath. Either that or it was just another day … Continue reading

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Family Entertainment – celebrating The Undertones, part two – back in touch with Damian O’Neill

With the 40th anniversary of the self-named LP by The Undertones just a few days away, here’s part two of a special WriteWyattUK feature celebrating a momentous 1979 album, this time tackling guitarist Damian O’Neill about that fantastic debut, amid … Continue reading

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Family Entertainment, part one – celebrating 40 years of The Undertones’ debut LP with John O’Neill

May 13th marks the 40th anniversary of the self-named debut LP by The Undertones, as good a reason as any to track down two of my guitar heroes, brothers Damian and John O’Neill. I don’t tend to do double interviews, … Continue reading

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Nouvelle Vague – Manchester Gorilla

I’ve witnessed some effective starts to live shows lately, with the arrival of Mélanie Pain and Phoebe Killdeer to the stage at The Gorilla particularly jaw-dropping. The price of the drinks already had me a little dazed, but this was … Continue reading

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