All stories by Emma John on BroadwayStars

Monday, February 1, 2016

Eileen Atkins as Emilia in Othello: ‘If wives do fall’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Eileen Atkins speaks Emilia’s lines from Othello, act IV scene…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM

David Morrissey as Richard III: ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, David Morrissey speaks the opening lines from Richard III in whi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM

Roger Allam as King Lear: ‘Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks’ – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Pascal Wyse, Emma John, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform key speeches from his plays. Here, Roger Allam plays King Lear in act III, scene 2 of the tragedy. …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:20AM
Friday, January 29, 2016

Coming soon: Adrian Lester, Roger Allam and Joanna Lumley star in Shakespeare Solos – video by Dan Susman, Jess Gormley, Chris Wiegand, Emma John and Liese Spencer

Adrian Lester as Hamlet, David Morrissey as Richard III, Joanna Lumley as Viola, Daniel Mays as Macbeth … To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:14AM
Friday, December 18, 2015

'I don't go to the theatre to watch people die' … carers review Caryl Churchill's Here We Go by Emma John

A new play at the National Theatre, Here We Go, takes an unflinching look at death. What would real-life carers think of it? We took a group to find out Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:09PM
Monday, July 27, 2015

Move over Whoopi! How Cynthia Erivo made The Color Purple her own by Emma John

She stole the show as a weightlifting Earl of Douglas in the all-female Henry IV. Now Cynthia Erivo is off to Broadway – and Jennifer Hudson is asking her for stage tipsCynthia Erivo would…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:21PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bertie Carvel: man of many faces by Emma John

He’s been a terrifying Miss Trunchbull, a convincing Nick Clegg, and now, in the BBC’s Sunday-night drama, he’s a magical Jonathan Strange. Emma John meets actor Bertie Carvel Continue…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:45AM
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Maria Friedman: ‘You’re always mining your own experiences on stage’ by Emma John

The actor and singer, 55, on adrenaline, matching music and cooking, and getting married in a swimsuit Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:00AM
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Clowning around: five of Britain's funniest women by Emma John

Female comedians are finally enjoying equal billing to their male counterparts – and they’re beating them to the awards Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00AM
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Brian Cox: 'Women constantly move the goalposts, but men invented goalposts' by Emma John

The 67-year-old actor talks about being an angry old man, sugar addiction and the bane of his life, his talented young namesakeYou think wisdom will come with age – it doesn't. Just confus…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00PM
Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Weir – review by Emma John

Wyndham's theatre, LondonFour men entertain a woman with ghost stories in Josie O'Rourke's unsettling production of Conor McPherson's masterpieceFairy stories abound in Conor McPherson's 199…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:05PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Iain Glen: 'Cycling is my addiction' by Emma John

The actor, 52, on stage craft, what we can learn from children and why he loves being nakedActors shouldn't necessarily be able to speak intelligently about what they do. That academic intel…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Emilia Clarke: out of the dragon's den by Emma John

Emilia Clarke is the star of Game of Thrones who wants to appear in Ibsen. Now she's appearing alongside Jude Law in one of the best films of the year. She talks to Emma John about Dom Hemin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:00AM
Saturday, December 15, 2012

Raising the curtain on the new am-dram by Emma John

Amateur dramatics is the most maligned of artforms, but an attempt to restore its credibility is underway. From panto to Shakespeare, and West End productions, there's more theatrical ambiti…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00PM
Saturday, April 14, 2012

An Instinct for Kindness – review by Emma John

Trafalgar Studios, LondonEighteen months ago, Chris Larner took his ex-wife to Switzerland. She was in the later stages of multiple sclerosis: her limbs barely functional, exhausted by just …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06PM

An Instinct for Kindness – review by Emma John

Trafalgar Studios, LondonEighteen months ago, Chris Larner took his ex-wife to Switzerland. She was in the later stages of multiple sclerosis: her limbs barely functional, exhausted by just …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06PM
Saturday, February 18, 2012

This much I know: Jeremy Northam by Emma John

The actor, 50, on the government, Hollywood, and skylarksBecause of the parts I've played – Mr Knightley in Emma, Ivor Novello in Gosford Park – people probably think I'm a toff, a publi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:08PM
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Patricia Routledge: 'The King James Bible has great cadences' by Emma John

For the Keeping Up Appearances star, the King James Bible is heaven and modern musicals hell"Look at it!" exclaims Patricia Routledge, pointing across the river, "it's marvellous!" The redou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:04PM
Saturday, April 16, 2011

This much I know by Emma John

Louise Redknapp, TV presenter, 38A little bit of rock 'n' roll doesn't hurt anybody. I'll teach my kids right from wrong, but I'm never going to teach them that they can't have fun. They'll …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:05PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Turning fifty: the rise of the "quintastic" by Emma John

For some it's a chance to unleash their inner party animal; for others it's the age at which they start to creak. But is 50 really the new 34, or is it a licence to wear elasticated waistban…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:04PM
Saturday, November 13, 2010

Miranda Hart: 'Comedy will still be sexist for years' by Emma John

The comedian on writing her new series, her love of 70s comedy and her dream of winning WimbledonShe is 6ft 1in, but when Miranda Hart opens the door of her west London home she doesn't seem…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:05PM
Tuesday, September 5, 2006

'I was doing a solo and I heard my foot crack' by Emma John

Some cover their feet in glue, others slice at them with razor blades ... Emma John discovers what performing night after night does to a dancer's feet Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:47AM

All that Chat