Mark Perry | BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL

Bananaman is a much-loved British comic-strip character who has been parodying super heroes since the ‘80s. The adventures of Eric, a schoolboy who transforms into a superhero by eating a banana, have been available in comic and cartoon form for years, but the unlikely hero is now coming to the stage. Bananaman the Musical is playing … Continued

Jonathan Green | NEVERLAND – HERE BE MONSTERS!

Jonathan Green is one of the UK’s most prolific creators of franchise fiction. The freelance writer’s credits include Fighting Fantasy, Warhammer 40,000, Doctor Who and Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s also responsible for all sorts of steam punk, science fiction and fantasy novels. His latest project, Neverland Here Be Monsters!, mashes up Peter Pan with Sir … Continued

Claire North | THE END OF THE DAY

Claire North is one of the pen names of prolific author Catherine Webb, who is also known to younger readers as Kate Griffin. As Claire North, she has written three science fiction novels, including the award winning The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. We caught up with her to talk about her recently released … Continued

Andy Weir | ARTEMIS

Andy Weir is an American novelist whose debut novel, The Martian, was later adapted into a film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott in 2015. His eagerly anticipated novel, Artemis, is out now.   STARBURST: What is the elevator pitch for Artemis? Andy Weir: Artemis takes place in a city on the Moon in … Continued

Burt Ward | BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE

Holy interview time, Batman! Following the return of Adam West and Burt Ward’s Dynamic Duo in last year’s animated Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, now comes a follow-up in the form of Batman vs. Two-Face. Recorded in October 2016 and before the sad passing of the iconic West this June, the sequel sees William … Continued

Tobin Bell | JIGSAW

Tobin Bell is one of the most respected and sought-after character actors working in film and television today, with an enviable list of credits including Tootsie (1982), Mississippi Burning (1988), Goodfellas (1990) and In The Line Of Fire (1993), in which he played a counterfeiter who meets Clint Eastwood’s Frank Horrigan at the outset of … Continued

Julie Ann Emery | PREACHER

An experienced and versatile film and television actor, having appeared in Fargo, Better Call Saul, and emotional drama Gifted alongside Chris Evans. This year she joined season 2 of Preacher, taking on the character of Lara Featherstone, and recently took some time to discuss the role with STARBURST. STARBURST: Your character Lara is quite a … Continued

Lauren James | THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE

Lauren James is a scientist who is best known for who books The Next Together and The Last Beginning. Her latest novel, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is out now. We caught up with her to find out more. STARBURST: What’s the elevator pitch for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe? Lauren James: A girl alone on a spaceship finds … Continued

Syd Moore | STRANGE SIGHT

If you’re keeping up with our book reviews, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that we are massive fans of Syd Moore’s Rosie Strange series. The first book, Strange Magic, was a breath of fresh air for a genre that is often mustier and more cobweb-ridden than the proverbial haunted house, and the latest – … Continued

David Bryan | THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL

The Toxic Avenger musical has hit London’s West End, so we caught up with one of the co-writers – Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan – to find out all about it. STARBURST: What gave you the impetus to turn The Toxic Avenger into a musical? David Bryan: In 2010, Memphis came on Broadway and … Continued