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Sunday, July 20, 2014

West End Review: Miss Saigon, Fathers and Sons, Skylight, The Crucible by TheatreVOICE

West End Review: revivals special. Mark Shenton hosts a final session in the current format, in which regular panellists Kate Bassett, David Benedict and Matt Wolf are joined for one contrib…

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West End Review: Great Britain, Bakersfield Mist and Mr Burns by TheatreVOICE

West End Review: New work special. Mark Shenton hosts a final session in the current format, in which regular panellists Kate Bassett, David Benedict and Matt Wolf are joined for one contrib…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Hayley Squires lets slip about her Secret Theatre play Glitterland by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: HAYLEY SQUIRES Hayley Squires talks to Matt Trueman about Glitterland, her play for the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre company inspired by John Webster’s seminal revenge t…

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge discusses her award-winning Fleabag by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge tells Matt Trueman about her debut play, Fleabag, a monologue about a sex-obsessed twentysomething, who runs a hamster-themed caf…

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Confessions of Gordon Brown, post-show debate (excerpt) by TheatreVOICE

THE CONFESSIONS OF GORDON BROWN, roundtable. Post-show talk in which Kevin Toolis, the author and director of this acclaimed one-man show about former Labour PM Gordon Brown, hears the views…

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Actors Karl Davies and Jodie McNee talk about an updated version of Hobson’s Choice by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: KARL DAVIES and JODIE McNEE The two actors talk to Judi Herman about their roles in Harold Brighouse’s classic play, Hobson’s Choice, at The Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park,…

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Director Nick Bagnall introduces Lily Allen as Helen and The Last Days of Troy by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: NICK BAGNALL The director of Simon Armitage’s new play, the Last Days of Troy, performed at Manchester Royal Exchange and Shakespeare’s Globe, with Lily Allen as Helen of Troy…

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Performers Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni explore Peter Brook’s Valley of Astonishment by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER and MARCELLO MAGNI The performers, who are married, talk to Judi Herman about appearing together in The Valley of Astonishment (currently at the Young Vic), written…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Queen Lear: Ursula Mohan discusses a new production with a woman in the title role by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: LEAR Ursula Mohan tells Sophie Reynolds about the challenges and rewards of playing Shakespeare’s troubled sovereign. Mohan is currently playing Lear in the Union Theatre prod…

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Queen Lear: Ursula Mohan discusses a new production of Shakespeare’s tragic play that places a woman in the title role. by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: URSULA MOHAN. Ursula Mohan tells Sophie Reynolds about the challenges and rewards of playing Shakespeare's troubled sovereign. Mohan is currently playing Lear in the Union Theatre…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Director Jonathan Munby casts Eve Best in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Director Jonathan Munby talks to Heather Neill about his very well-received version of this Roman play, currently at Shakespeare's Globe, and starring Eve B…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Research with Reach: how university-based research can affect arts and culture by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: CASSIE BRADLEY and PENNY NEWELL The actor (in Sam Mendes's King Lear) and the doctoral researcher at King's College London, who are co-convenors of the Research with Reach initiat…

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Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Sir Peter Bazalgette, Arts Council England chair by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, session 2. Funding Community Theatre, Sir Peter Bazalgette. The Chair of Arts Council England outlines current funding strategies aimed a…

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Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres (Session 2) by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, session 2. Funding community theatre. The session looked at a range of new and existing models for the capital and revenue funding of comm…

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Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres (session 4) by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, session 4. The future. The final session looked at a range of exciting and ambitious projects that aim to improve markedly the community…

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Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres (session 3) by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, session 3. Community rights. The Localism Act of 2011 created opportunities for communities to plan and develop the future of their local …

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Stephen Williams MP, keynote speech by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres. Keynote speech by Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Recorded at City Varie…

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Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres (session 1) by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, session 1: What is a Community Theatre? The conference opened with the question – What is a Community Theatre? Offering their own experi…

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Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, opening address, Peter Stark by TheatreVOICE

Theatres Trust Conference 2014: Community Theatres, opening address by Peter Stark, OBE. At the annual conference organised by the Theatres Trust, the theme this year was Community Theatres.…

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Playwright Moira Buffini puts Thatcher and the Queen on stage in Handbagged (1/2) by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: MOIRA BUFFINI (1/2) The playwright talks to Heather Neill about her play Handbagged, which examines the relationship between Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Queen in the …

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Playwright Moira Buffini puts Thatcher and the Queen on stage in Handbagged (2/2) by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: MOIRA BUFFINI (2/2) The playwright talks to Heather Neill about her play Handbagged, which examines the relationship between Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Queen in the …

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and Nick Newman on A Bunch of Amateurs by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: IAN HISLOP and NICK NEWMAN Long-term writing partners Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk to Judi Herman about transferring A Bunch of Amateurs, the story of a faded Hollywood action …

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Theatre historian Jonathan Croall discusses the story behind his biography of Gielgud by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: JONATHAN CROALL The theatre writer, journalist and editor talks to Aleks Sierz about his latest book, In Search of Gielgud (Herbert Adler), which tells the story of how he came to…

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Leesa Gazi on Birangona: Women of War, stories of female survivors by TheatreVOICE

Asian Voices. Suman Bhuchar talks to Leesa Gazi, actor, translator and a founder of Komola Collective, a new theatre company whose debut production, Birangona: Women of War tells the stories…

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Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well (In Gujarati) by TheatreVOICE

ASIAN VOICES: SHAKESPEARE. Suman Bhuchar conducts an interview about All's Well That Ends Well, as performed in Gujarati at Shakespeare's Globe, with its director Sunil Shanbag (director), a…

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Interview: Stella Feehily and Max Stafford-Clark on This May Hurt a Bit, the NHS play by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: STELLA FEEHILY and MAX STAFFORD-CLARK. The playwright and Out of Joint's artistic director talk about This May Hurt a Bit, which tracks the embattled NHS since its foundation in 1…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Director and cast of the RSC First Encounters Taming of the Shrew share their views by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Director Michael Fentiman, actors Katy Stephens (Petruchio) and Forbes Masson (Katherina) talk to Judi Herman about the RSC's First Encounters version of…

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Interview: Shane Shambhu, artistic director, Altered Skin by TheatreVOICE

Interview: Shane Shambhu. The artistic director of Altered Skin, whose physical theatre show, Power Games, is on a UK tour, talks to Suman Bhuchar about the nature of the company's work. Rec…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Director Adele Thomas on The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a Renaissance mash up by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: ADELE THOMAS The director chats to Heather Neill about her production of Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe), a Re…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Director David Mercatali explores the thrilling work of playwright Philip Ridley by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: DAVID MERCATALI The director talks to Aleks Sierz about his current production of Philip Ridley’s superb new play, Dark Vanilla Jungle, which is at the Soho Theatre and is a mon…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Bill Buckhurst talks about The Merchant of Venice at the Globe by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE The director talks to Heather Neill about Shakespeare’s play, which is the Deutsche Bank Playing Shakespeare production at Shakespeare’s Globe in Lond…

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