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: Greg Castiglioni on growing up with the Sherman Brothers in Italy

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As the Love Birds cast prepare to fly the London coop and head to Edinburgh, we catch up with the show’s flamboyant opera-singing macaw Baalthazar (a.k.a. actor Greg Castiglioni).   Tell us more about Baalthazar. What do you like most about him? Baalthazar is a fantastically fun part to play. There aren’t many larger-than-life characters written for male actors, and on …

Hats off to Mary Poppins

Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee as Mary and Bert in Mary Poppins

It’s slightly cart before horse – not to mix our anthropomorphic metaphors – but we’re delighted that Disney and impresario Cameron Mackintosh are mounting a major new tour of Mary Poppins this coming autumn. And we send our very best Love Birds wishes to our very favourite nanny and chimneysweep, Mary and Bert (who’ll be played by, as just announced, actors …