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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lucian Msamati on Amadeus: 'Colour-blind casting? I want you to see my colour' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

The star of the National Theatre’s revival, streaming this month, talks about genius, unlocking characters and how Peter Shaffer’s play became an ‘orgy of artistic love’ The director…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Danny Sapani: 'We must teach the truth about British history' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

The actor, who stars in the National Theatre’s stream of Les Blancs, says schools must acknowledge the damage done by colonialism – to strengthen the bonds of a multicultural society Les…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Winsome Pinnock meets Jasmine Lee-Jones: 'Some UK theatres have never staged a black British play' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

Two generations of playwrights on the pitfalls of colourblind casting, what sexism and racism have in common – and why the fall of Colston’s statue took their breath away Playwright Wins…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Leah Harvey on Small Island: 'We are sharing the story of why our country is the way it is' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

As it’s streamed by the National Theatre, the star who plays Hortense in the acclaimed adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel talks about Britain, Windrush and Black Lives Matter Did you read…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Mark Gatiss: 'We talk more about mental illness but the stigma hasn't gone away' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

The star of Nottingham Playhouse’s The Madness of George III, streamed for National Theatre at Home, talks about royalty, lockdown and theatre’s future This play is about King George III…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gillian Anderson on A Streetcar Named Desire: 'I was hanging on to reality by a thread' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

As the Young Vic’s 2014 production is streamed for National Theatre at Home, its star reveals how deeply she inhabited her character The best theatre and dance to watch online The best ar…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Inua Ellams: 'Barber shops are a safe, sacred place for British black men' by Interview By Arifa Akbar

The poet and playwright on Barber Shop Chronicles – and his lockdown locks – ahead of the play’s streaming by National Theatre The best arts and entertainment during self-isolation Th…

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