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Hip hop and poetry: Inua Ellams discusses Knight Watch

BLACK VOICES: INUA ELLAMS The acclaimed writer and spoken-word performer tells Sophie Reynolds about Knight Watch, a outdoor performance piece that takes in music, poetry and storytelling, and that tackles issues about global warming, gang warfare, art and love. Knight Watch is currently touring in London, produced by Fuel.

Daring to be different: director Lucy Morrison describes the Almeida Festival

INTERVIEW: LUCY MORRISON The Artistic Associate at the Almeida Theatre tells Sophie Reynolds about the Almeida Festival 2012. Now an annual event showcasing emerging artists and companies, this year’s programme includes new works by Inspector Sands, Greyscale, Custom/Practice, and the Young Friends of the Almeida.

Risk and struggle: Matthew Dunster discusses his Children’s Children

26 June 2012

in New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: MATTHEW DUNSTER The prolific writer, actor and director tells Sophie Reynolds about his new play, Children’s Children, which is currently playing at the Almeida in a production directed by Jeremy Herrin.

What is Greyscale’s Theatre Brothel? All is explained…

INTERVIEW: LORNE CAMPBELL Greyscale’s artistic director talks to Diana Damian about Theatre Brothel, the company’s micro-festival currently on at the Almeida Theatre, featuring guest artists Inua Ellams and Pin the Tale, and about how to engage the audience in a different theatrical encounter.

Playwright David Eldridge on his brilliant new play

INTERVIEW: DAVID ELDRIDGE The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his very well received new play, The Knot of the Heart (Almeida), which he wrote specially for actor Lisa Dillon, and which is directed by the venue’s artistic director Michael Attenborough. Recorded at the Almeida.

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.

Michael Attenborough on heading the Almeida

21 October 2008

in Directors, Producers, Theatre buildings

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL ATTENBOROUGH (2/2) The artistic director of the Almeida Theatre in north London talks to Aleks Sierz about the running of the theatre and previews its upcoming 2009 season, which features a mix of rarely performed classics, better-known plays and new work.

Michael Attenborough on Neil LaBute

21 October 2008

in American Drama, Directors, New Writing

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL ATTENBOROUGH (1/2) The artistic director of the Almeida Theatre in north London talks to Aleks Sierz about directing Neil LaBute’s latest, In a Dark Dark House, which opens in November, as well as about the importance of American drama.

West End Review: November 2007 (2/2)

16 November 2007

in Feminism, Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW (2/2) Thea Sharrock’s revival of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine (Almeida) is discussed by David Benedict (Variety), Jane Edwardes (Time Out) and Aleks Sierz (Tribune). Dominic Cavendish (Daily Telegraph) hosts. Recorded at Dewynters, London.

West End Review: June 2006

9 June 2006

in Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW Market Boy (National), Enemies (Almeida) and Sunday in the Park with George (Menier) assessed by David Benedict, Rachel Halliburton and Sam Marlowe. Dominic Cavendish hosts.

Raising the Bar: Director Michael Attenborough on Leadership

20 May 2005

in Directors

RAISING THE BAR: LEADERSHIP Michael Attenborough, artistic director of the Almeida, shares his thoughts on leadership for the Theatre 2005 Conference.

Review of Hedda Gabler

HEDDA GABLER Richard Eyre’s new treatment of the Ibsen classic at the Almeida starring Eve Best is assessed by David Benedict, Jane Edwardes and Charles Spencer. Heather Neill hosts.

Review of two Macbeths

MACBETH DOUBLE Simon Russell Beale at the Almeida; Danny Sapani at Wilton’s. David Benedict, Charles Spencer and Heather Neill compare and contrast. Rachel Halliburton hosts.

Review of The Earthly Paradise

26 November 2004

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

THE EARTHLY PARADISE Is Peter Whelan’s latest play theatrical purgatory? Adam Scott, Charles Spencer and Matt Wolf seem to think so. Patrick Marmion hosts. Recorded live.

David Eldridge on Festen

INTERVIEW: DAVID ELDRIDGE (1/2) The playwright talks to Dominic Cavendish about how he has adapted the 1998 Dogme classic Festen (Celebration) for the stage.

Review of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? David Benedict assesses Edward Albee’s play about bestial love, at the Almeida, with Kate Bassett, Mark Shenton and Matt Wolf.

Review of Five Gold Rings

19 December 2003

in New Writing, Reviews and Roundtables

FIVE GOLD RINGS Joanna Laurens’s new verse drama at the Almeida Theatre lacks lustre for Kate Bassett, James Inverne and Charles Spencer. David Benedict hosts.

Review of The Mercy Seat

THE MERCY SEAT Neil LaBute’s new play, which is set in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, gets assessed by Michael Billington, Jane Edwardes and John Nathan. David Benedict hosts.

Review of I. D.

I.D. Jane Edwardes, Aleks Sierz and John Nathan express reservations about Antony Sher’s first play at the Almeida. David Benedict hosts.

Review of The Lady from the Sea

THE LADY FROM THE SEA John Nathan and Aleks Sierz mull over this Trevor Nunn-directed Ibsen revival at the Almeida. Rachel Halliburton hosts.