The show must go on … even when you’re a penguin down

The barbershop quartet becomes a trio: Rafe Watts, Jonny Purchase and George Knapper

What happens when a barbershop quartet becomes a trio? As the parrots say in Love Birds: “The show must go on … and that means forward.” Saturday’s show had to be cancelled at short notice after Ryan Willis, who plays “Quack Pack” member Pewcey, was struck down overnight with a nasty virus and taken to hospital. Budgets at the Edinburgh …

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 …

Photos + Video: Love Birds open the 2015 Pleasance gala launch

Greg Castiglioni and the Love Birds company

The Love Birds provided a spectacularly colourful start to the official launch of the Pleasance programme at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe this weekend. On Saturday morning, the Love Birds company – barnstorming their way through a special rendition of “Tinpanorama”, “Crunchy Crackers” and the “Love Birds” theme song – opened the Pleasance Gala Launch, which was hosted by comedian Hal …