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 …

The Love Birds Cast Recording is officially released – Buy your CD today

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The Original Edinburgh Cast Recording of Love Birds is released today by SimG Records. Edinburgh audiences (who’ve had a sneak peek over the weekend) can purchase CDs after 12.35pm performances until 31 August 2015 at the Pleasance Two, Pleasance Courtyard. You can also ORDER ONLINE NOW HERE. And after you’ve listened to the sample tracks below, we think you’ll want to! The Love …

Interview: Anna Stolli paces herself by biting the Nutribullet

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We catch up with the mother hen of the “Macaw Sisters”, Vera – a.k.a actor Anna Stolli. Read about Anna’s previous credits on the Love Birds cast page.   Tell us about your character, Vera Macaw? Vera is a strong independent woman – who just happens to be totally in love with Armitage, the show proprietor. She’s the leader of …

Robbie Sherman Explains: Why is Love Birds set in 1923?

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Love Birds is set in a vaudeville show in New York in 1923. The year was chosen very specifically.  Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: The year that Love Birds is set is 1923. I chose that year deliberately. That was the year that George Gershwin wrote Rhapsody in Blue (it then premiere in February 1924), …

We did it! Today’s Love Birds Thunderclap reached 161,433 people!

We did it! Thanks for making our Thunderclap happen!

Thirty-five minutes before the cast took to the stage for their first performance at The Pleasance Courtyard today, our supporters sent them a thunderous clap of support via our Thunderclap campaign. Across Twitter and Facebook, our mass “Spread words for the birds” message went out simultaneously to 161,433 people thanks to the 108 of you who backed us. (Helping us …

Interview: Head penguin Rafe Watts is an EdFringe junkie

Rafe Watts as Parker, head of the penguins barbershop quartet, in Love Birds

As the Love Birds cast tread the boards in front of the Scottish public for the first time today at Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh, we catch up with the ring-leader of our penguin barbershop quartet, Parker (a.k.a. actor Rafe Watts).   Tell us more about your character. Parker is the leader of the “quack pack’. He’s the voice of reason amongst …

WATCH: Interview with Love Birds John Guerrasio and Anna Stolli

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What’s the relationship between vaudeville proprietor Armitage Shanks and leading lady Macaw, Vera, in Love Birds The Musical? “It’s a little like Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.” Cast members John Guerrasio and Anna Stolli explain…

Robert J Sherman pens new ‘Disneyana’ Theme: 7 things you need to know

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Today sees the release of “Disneyana”, the new official theme song of the Disneyana Fan Club. Here are 7 essential things that you should know about it – have a listen too and watch out in the next few days for the song’s official video… On 16 July 2015, Robert J. Sherman debuted a new song he wrote entitled, “Disneyana!” …

Robbie Sherman Explains: How have the flappers flipped?

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We all know what flappers are: 1920s girls who love to dance the Charleston, right? But why does Love Birds The Musical have a song about flippers? And what does Disney Mouskateer Annett Funicello have to do with it? Love Birds creator Robbie Sherman (music, lyrics and book) explains: “The Flipper Flap” is one of the many song titles in …