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Director Michael Attenborough on Measure for Measure

SHAKESPEARE: MEASURE FOR MEASURE Director Michael Attenborough talks to Heather Neill about his modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s problem play, currently on at the Almeida, and starring Rory Kinnear and Anna Maxwell Martin. Recorded at the Almeida.

New writing in British theatre today

16 February 2010

in New Writing, Playwrights, Transcripts

NEW WRITING SPECIAL Lecture entitled Blasted and After: New Writing in British Theatre Today, about in-yer-face theatre in 1990s and its aftermath, given by Aleks Sierz (Visiting Research Fellow, Rose Bruford College) at a meeting of the Society for Theatre Research, at the Art Workers Guild, London. Expletives not deleted.

V&A National Video Archive of Performance

17 December 2009

in Producers, Theatre People, Transcripts

FOCUS ON VIDEO Jill Evans, producer of the V&A’s National Video Archive of Performance, and Kate Dorney, curator of Modern and Contemporary Performance, tell Aleks Sierz about the V&A’s extensive collection of video recordings of theatre performances, and discuss the hazards as well as the joys of creating them.

Academic Graham Saunders assesses Sarah Kane

FOCUS ON KANE Graham Saunders of Reading University talks to Aleks Sierz about his latest book, About Kane: The Playwright and the Work (Faber), which examines the output of Sarah Kane in the context of 1990s British theatre, and of her growing reputation.

Celebrate the play: West End panel discussion (2)

STATE OF PLAY (2/2) Q&A: Guardian critic Michael Billington considers plays today, with a panel of industry insiders: Almeida artistic director Michael Attenborough, producer Sonia Friedman, director and writer Peter Gill, director Edward Hall and playwright Roy Williams. Part of Society of London Theatre’s Celebrate the Play initiative, marking SOLT’s 100th anniversary. Recorded at the Royal Court.

Celebrate the play: West End panel discussion (1)

STATE OF PLAY (1/2) Guardian critic Michael Billington considers plays today, with a panel of industry insiders: Almeida artistic director Michael Attenborough, producer Sonia Friedman, director and writer Peter Gill, director Edward Hall and playwright Roy Williams. Part of Society of London Theatre’s Celebrate the Play initiative, marking SOLT’s 100th anniversary. Recorded at the Royal Court.

Interview: Peter Gill (1/2)

INTERVIEW: PETER GILL (1/2) The veteran director and playwright speaks to Aleks Sierz about his own production of his 1976 play, Small Change (currently revived at the Donmar), and about his early career at the Royal Court in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Interview: Peter Gill (2/2)

23 April 2008

in 1950s Drama, Playwrights, Transcripts

INTERVIEW: PETER GILL (2/2) The veteran director and playwright speaks some more to Aleks Sierz about his own production of his 1976 play, Small Change (currently revived at the Donmar), and about his early career at the Royal Court in the late 1950s and 1960s.

West End Review: March 2007

WEST END REVIEW Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) asks David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) to share their verdicts on God of Carnage (Gielgud), Never So Good (National) and Jersey Boys (Prince Edward). Recorded at Dewynters, London.

National Theatre Connections playwrights roundtable (1/2)

FOCUS ON YOUTH THEATRE (1/2) Heather Neill talks to Roy Williams, Dennis Kelly and Lin Coghlan about their plays – Baby Girl, DNA and The Miracle – which originated in the NT Connections festival of work for young people.

National Theatre Connections playwrights roundtable (2/2)

FOCUS ON YOUTH THEATRE (2/2) Heather Neill continues her chat with Roy Williams, Dennis Kelly and Lin Coghlan about their plays for the National Theatre: Baby Girl, DNA and The Miracle.

Interview: Producer David Pugh spills the beans

INTERVIEW: DAVID PUGH The top West End producer, who has been responsible for hits such as Art, The Play What I Wrote, Equus and now Yasmina Reza’s The God of Carnage (Gielgud), chats frankly to Philip Fisher about the art of being a theatre impresario.

Design: Anya Sainsbury on the Linbury Prize

11 December 2007

in Awards, Design, Transcripts

FOCUS ON DESIGN Anya Sainsbury, who set up the prestigious Linbury Biennial Prize for theatre design, talks to the Theatre Museum’s Geoffrey Marsh about 20 years of helping young designers, and comments on this year’s winners.

Review of War Horse

WEST END REVIEW (1/2) The National’s sell-out production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse is discussed by David Benedict (Variety) and Jane Edwardes (Time Out). Dominic Cavendish (Daily Telegraph) hosts. Recorded at Dewynters, London.

Interview: star choreographer Matthew Bourne

INTERVIEW: MATTHEW BOURNE The adventurous choreographer chats to Philip Fisher about the current revival of his 2000 ‘dancicle’ show, The Car Man, and about his career, which also includes Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Edward Scissorhands.

Playwright Mike Bartlett talks to Andrew Haydon

INTERVIEW: MIKE BARTLETT The playwright talks to Andrew Haydon, theatre editor of Culture Wars, about his 40-minute debut, My Child (Royal Court), and about life at the Royal Court under Dominic Cooke’s new regime.

Reviewers on Reviewing (1/2)

REVIEWERS on REVIEWING (1/2) Journalist Uchenna Izundu quizzes Dominic Cavendish (Telegraph), Jane Edwardes (Time Out) and Lyn Gardner (Guardian) about the business, and art, of theatre criticism. Where did they start and how can other people get in on the act?

Theatre Forum Ireland: Asking for Trouble (1/3)

THEATRE FORUM IRELAND 2006: ASKING FOR TROUBLE (1/3) The public debate on Censorship and Artistic Freedom, with Neal Foster, Stewart Lee, Peter Sellars and Janet Steel. Conall Morrison chairs.

Reputations: David Hare (3/3)

REPUTATIONS: DAVID HARE (3/3) Q&A: Michael Billington, Richard Boon, Sir Richard Eyre and Charles Spencer conclude the session. Dominic Cavendish chairs. Recorded live.

Reputations: David Hare (2/3)

REPUTATIONS: DAVID HARE (2/3) Michael Billington, Richard Boon, Sir Richard Eyre and Charles Spencer continue to consider Hare’s contribution to British theatre. Dominic Cavendish hosts. Recorded live.

Reputations: David Hare (1/3)

REPUTATIONS: DAVID HARE (1/3) Michael Billington, Richard Boon, Sir Richard Eyre and Charles Spencer consider Hare’s status. Dominic Cavendish hosts. Recorded live.

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