Prestigious award for playwright
An aspiring playwright was “absolutely chuffed” to be recognised for his work by a panel of judges including screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce and actress Kathy Burke.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 8:41 am
Baggage brings success for Milo
Preston-born Playwright Milo Bell has been highly commended in a national competition.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 1:53 am
Rochdale's rising star of stand up
Katie Mulgrew has taken away £10,000 after beating nine other comics to win the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize
Posted on 3 April 2015 | 6:00 am
Katie Mulgrew wins playwriting prize
Comedian Katie Mulgrew has won a £10,000 playwriting prize. The Rochdale stand-up won the award from Liverpool Hope University for her play Omnibus, about a group of housemates watching a soap opera 'until an unexpected visitor arrives to give them an episode to remember'.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 4:34 am
Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize winner
Stand-up comedian Katie Mulgrew wins £10,000 playwriting award
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 3:06 pm
Peter Kay and Lenny Henry making memoir-able
In 2010, Kathy Burke made a one-off special for Sky 1's Little Crackers, about her teenage years in Seventies London. This was later turned into a four-part series called Walking And Talking for Sky Atlantic. Sheridan Smith portrayed the young Cilla Black ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:05 am
Gimme Gimme Gimme creator says the BBC would
Writer Jonathan Harvey doesn't envisage a return for the comedy, which starred Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus and ran for three series from 1999 to 2001, because the TV climate has changed. "I came up with an idea about four years ago for a new house-share ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 5:19 am
Gimme Gimme Gimme creator: ‘Risky’
It featured foul-mouthed flatmates Linda (Kathy Burke) and Tom (James Dreyfus) – and was renowned for its innuendo and dark humour. However, the show’s creator Jonathan Harvey doubts it would get made in 2015. He told the Radio Times: “I came up with ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:13 am
Movie Review – Nil by Mouth (1997)
Starring Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Laila Morse and Charlie Creed-Miles. Depicting the lives of a dysfunctional, South London family. Aggressive Ray and junkie Billy are central roles as we see how their flaws bleed into their home lives and affect others.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:09 pm
The BBC would never make Gimme Gimme Gimme
A regular audience of six million watched the ribald antics of flatmates Linda (Kathy Burke) and Tom (James Dreyfus) at the end of the 1990s - but Gimme Gimme Gimme's writer Jonathan Harvey doubts the series could ever have been made in 2015. Asked in the ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:59 pm