Transfer? Tour? What’s on the horizon for Love Birds’ tomorrow?

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“Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow”… as the Robbie Sherman song goes. Four days after the conclusion of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, the Love Birds‘ set, costumes and all those feathers have been packed up, the production office moved back down to London and our wonderful cast flown on to other jobs. (And, we hope, that all of these insanely talented performers …

Interview: Designer Gabriella Slade on those colourful costumes

Love Birds' set and costume designer Gabriella Slade with sewing machine close at hand. © Peter Jones

In addition to the songs and performances, almost every reviewer has lauded the vibrantly colourful costumes. So we knew you’d want to hear from our brilliant Gabriella Slade. To read more about Gabriella’s previous credits, visit the Love Birds creative team page. Follow her on Twitter @GabriellaSlade.    What did you think when you first heard the concept of the show? Parrots, penguins …

Interview: Ryan Willis makes his professional debut in Love Birds

Ryan Willis makes his professional debut in Love Birds

After a virus put him in the hospital and out of the show for four days, Ryan Willis, who plays Quack Packer Pewsey, returns to Love Birds today for its final performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – and to conclude our cast interview series. Read more about Ryan on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @Ry_Willis.    Tell us …

Interview: Ruth Betteridge reveals more family history in Love Birds

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Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with Ruth Betteridge, who plays Love Birds‘ youngest Macaw Sister, Valentine. Read more about Ruth’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @BetteridgeRuth.  Tell us more about your character, Valentine. She’s got quite an interesting father in Baalthazar. What do you think their family backstory is? Valentine is loving, thoughtful and …

Interview: Joanna Sawyer glams up to Paint a Rainbow

Joanna Sawyer as Veronica Macaw in Love Birds The Musical. © Steve Ullathorne

Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with Joanna Sawyer, who plays Love Birds‘ Veronica Macaw, one of the trio of Macaw Sisters. Read more about Jo’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @JoSawyer04.  Tell us more about your character Veronica. What do you think her backstory is? Veronica is the sexy, glamorous …

Interview: Youngest penguin George Knapper comes of age with a whistle

George Knapper as Puck in Love Birds. © Steve Ullathorne

Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with George Knapper, who plays Love Birds‘ youngest member of the Quack Pack, Puck. Read more about George’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @GeorgeKnapper.    Tell us more about your character, Puck. Puck is the youngest of the penguins. But out of all four of …

Interview: Brooklyn-born John Guerrasio embraces his inner monster

John Guerrasio as Armitage Shanks in Love Birds at the Pleasance Courtyard © Steve Ullathorne

Continuing our cast interview series, we catch up with Brooklyn native John Guerrasio, who plays Love Birds‘ resident impresario Armitage Shanks (who also happens to be a certain plesiosaur well known to Scots). Read more about John’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Have you ever played non-human characters before? Is it any different from playing a human …

Interview: Director-choreographer Stewart Nicholls on putting it all together

Love Birds director-choreographer Stewart Nicholls with actors John Guerrasio and Greg Castiglioni in rehearsals

Stewart Nicholls has not only directed and choreographed Love Birds the Musical, but also assembled the entire creative team and worked closely with writer Robbie Sherman on the final version that’s now playing at the Edinburgh Fringe. To read more about Stewart’s previous credits, visit the Love Birds creative team page.    You previously worked with Robbie Sherman on A Spoonful …

Interview: Jonny Purchase transitions from Les Mis to Love Birds

Not as glamorous backstage as onstage: Jonny Purchase plays Presley in Love Birds The Musical

As our cast interview series continues, we catch up with Jonny Purchase, who plays penguin “Quack Pack” member Presley, straight from Les Miserables, in the West End and onscreen. Read more about Jonny’s other previous credits on the Love Birds cast page. Follow him on Twitter @jonnypurchase.   How do you walk like a penguin? The joy with interpreting the …