Toby Jones, Nigel Planer, Antony Hegarty, Gruff Rhys, Neon Neon
Clive talks Flower Power with star of 'The Young Ones', actor Nigel Planer, who shot to fame as hippie housemate Neil in the student life sitcom. Nigel's currently playing Grandpa Joe in Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka. 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is at Theatre Royal, London until 31st May 2014.
Clive's joined by musician Antony Hegarty, whose band 'Antony and the Johnsons' won the Mercury Prize in 2005 for their album 'I Am A Bird Now'. The band are about to perform 'Swanlights'; an evolution of their third album 'The Crying Light', envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity. Antony performs 'I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy' on the Loose Ends Steinway. 'Antony and The Johnsons: Swanlights' is on 25th and 26th July at London's Royal Opera House.
Nikki Bedi chats to Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys, whose electro pop outfit Neon Neon have collaborated with National Theatre Wales to create an immersive gig, featuring songs from their album 'Praxis Makes Perfect' and imagining the life of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli; the millionaire Italian communist at the heart of some of the most extraordinary events of the twentieth century. Neon Neon perform 'Hammer & Sickle' in the studio. 'Praxis Makes Perfect' is at Festival No. 6, Portmeiron from 12th to 15th September.
Clive talks to the Infamous actor Toby Jones about playing such characters as Dobby the house elf in the 'Harry Potter' films and Alfred Hitchcock in 'The Girl'. Toby's currently starring in 'Circle Mirror Transformation', about five lost people who come together at a community centre class to try and find some meaning in their lives. It's at the Rose Lipman Building, London until 3rd August.
Producer: Sukey Firth.
‘Praxis Makes Perfect’ is available now on Lex Records.
National Theatre Wales and Neon Neon are performing 'Praxis Makes Perfect' at Latitude Festival, Suffolk on Saturday 20th July and at Festival No. 6, Portmeiron from Thursday 12th to Saturday 15th September.