Press Centre

September 2008

FORMER JOURNALIST DAVID BANKS HOSTS 'AN AUDIENCE WITH...'
RENOWNED BROADCASTER MARTIN BELL LIVE ONLINE.

Clive Conway Celebrity Productions, the company who produce ‘An Audience with...’ live theatre shows for Michael Portillo, Tony Benn and Jonathan Miller and scores of others, has joined forces with Confabulate Ltd to bring their shows to a new web-based audience.

There will be two initial test shows in September 2008 which will feature Martin Bell and Barry Norman talking about their life and work, interviewed by David Banks (former Daily Mirror editor) and James Christopher (Film Critic, The Times) respectively. Audience members will be able to listen in and watch shows live via the web at www.celebrityproductions.info and ask questions of the personality for the duration of the show by text, via Confabulate’s ‘Loober’ internet radio technology.

Speaking about the new partnership with Confabulate Ltd, Clive Conway commented: “We have been looking for an opportunity to bring our shows to a wider audience via the web for some time and Confabulate have come up with the perfect solution. Theatregoers have always told us that they enjoy our ‘Audience with..’ shows because of the intimacy of the events and the honesty of the personalities. While the web-based shows will be no substitute for live theatre they will offer another opportunity for people to enjoy the experience we have to offer.”

David Banks, Former Daily Mirror Editor added: “I am very pleased to be working with Clive Conway Celebrity Productions and Confabulate Ltd and looking forward to hosting a live online show with Barry Norman early September. As an experienced user of Confabulate's Loober radio technology to broadcast my own live shows I am certain that our audience will enjoy the interaction as much as we will.”