Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ridiculusmus by Editors

INTERVIEW: RIDICULUSMUS. David Woods and John Haynes of the performance duo Ridiculusmus look back over their body of work with the critic Lyn Gardner. They discuss their recent trilogy exam…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Kathryn Hunter by Editors

INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER. Having just played Timon of Athens for the Royal Shakespeare Company – a production that will go to New York in due course – Kathryn Hunter has added another i…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Theatre Photography by Editors

PANEL DISCUSSION: THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHY. As a collection of Ivan Kyncl’s production photography goes on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, theatre photographers Manuel Harlan,…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

TheatreVoice Archive: Tracy Letts by Editors

INTERVIEW: TRACY LETTS. With August: Osage County running at the National Theatre, the American playwright Tracy Letts sat down with Philip Fisher in the summer of 2008 to discuss his Pulitz…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

A Play, A Pie and A Pint by Editors

INTERVIEW: A PLAY A PIE AND A PINT. Since its launch by the late David MacLennan in 2004, Glasgow’s lunchtime theatre A Play, a Pie and a Pint has made an indelible mark on the Scottish t…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

John Kani by Editors

INTERVIEW: JOHN KANI. South African actor and playwright John Kani looks back over his life with Matt Trueman, focusing on the way art grounded his activism against apartheid. They discuss t…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Penelope Wilton by Editors

INTERVIEW: PENELOPE WILTON. As she stars in a revival of David Hare’s 1986 play The Bay at Nice at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the Downton Abbey actor discusses the highlights of her 50-…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Scottish Panto by Editors

DISCUSSION: FRANCES MAYLI MCCANN, JOHNNY MCKNIGHT, JULIE WILSON NIMMO. Actors McCann, McKnight and Wilson Nimmo discuss the vibrancy of the pantomime tradition in Scotland and explore how it…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sharon D. Clarke by Editors

INTERVIEW: SHARON D. CLARKE. As she storms the West End with a revelatory performance in Caroline or Change, musical stalwart Sharon D. Clarke discusses her career with critic David Benedict…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Breach Theatre by Editors

INTERVIEW: BREACH THEATRE. One of the smartest emerging companies in British theatre, Breach Theatre are interrogating the nature of veracity on stage. Against the backdrop of the post-truth…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ken Campbell by Editors

ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: KEN CAMPBELL. Back in 2004, the legendary eccentric of British theatre spoke to Dominic Cavendish about his life and work. In the course of a delirious and rambling conver…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Rachel Chavkin by Editors

INTERVIEW: RACHEL CHAVKIN. As Anais Mitchell’s contemporary folk opera Hadestown continues at the National Theatre ahead of its Broadway run, director Rachel Chavkin talks to Matt Trueman …

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Michael Boyd by Editors

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL BOYD. Belfast-born director Michael Boyd ran the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2003 and 2012, during which time he stabilised its finances, restored its reputation, overs…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Alan Lane by Editors

INTERVIEW: ALAN LANE. Slung Low’s artistic director tells Catherine Love about the company’s radical transformation over the last decade, from an independent experimental company to a so…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sonia Friedman by Editors

ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: SONIA FRIEDMAN. In October 2003, producer Sonia Friedman sat down to discuss the state of the West End with critic Dominic Cavendish. The picture wasn’t rosy: the war on…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Neil Austin by Editors

INTERVIEW: NEIL AUSTIN. The celebrated British lighting designer tells Luke Jones about the tricks of his trade and touches on a rich variety of shows including Albion at the Almeida Theatre…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Jonathan Pryce by Editors

INTERVIEW: JONATHAN PRYCE. Jonathan Pryce talks about appearing in Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm, in which he plays a novelist who may or may not be grieving for his wife of m…

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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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