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Three British-Nigerian playwrights discuss their latest work

BLACK VOICES: BOLA AGBAJE, JANICE OKOH and ADE SOLANKE Three British-Nigerian playwrights talk to Aleks Sierz about their latest plays — Belong (Royal Court/Tiata Fahodzi), Egusi Soup (Soho) and Pandora’s Box (Arcola) — and how their work tells stories that are new to most audiences.

Director Stephen Unwin revisits the South Pole

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN UNWIN The artistic director of the Rose Theatre in Kingston talks to Aleks Sierz about his revival of German playwright Manfred Karge’s The Conquest of the South Pole (Arcola), which he first directed at the Traverse in the 1980s, and about the influence of Bertolt Brecht on the play.

Elgiva Field explores the dark world of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge

INTERVIEW: ELGIVA FIELD The Artistic Director of Oblique House theatre company leads Aleks Sierz through the dark deeds and political complexities of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge, the play version of her bestselling novel, and a powerful production which is currently enjoying a successful run at the Arcola Theatre.

Polymath playwright Philip Ridley discusses his work

INTERVIEW: PHILIP RIDLEY The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about the first London revival of his 1991 classic, The Pitchfork Disney (currently at the Arcola) and about his new play, Shivered (about to open at the Southwark Playhouse).

Big Chief Mehmet Ergen talks about the future for the Arcola

4 November 2010

in Directors, London Fringe

INTERVIEW: MEHMET ERGEN The artistic director of the acclaimed Arcola theatre in Dalston, East London, talks about his Turkish upbringing, his career in the UK and the imminent plans to relocate the theatre. Steven Luckie quizzes.

Director Polly Findlay explores Caryl Churchill

INTERVIEW: POLLY FINDLAY The director talks to Carole Woddis about her current revival of Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola), her 1976 play about the radical ideas that surfaced during the English Revolution of the 1640s, as well as about the James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award, which she won in 2007. Recorded at the Young Vic.

Actress Linda Bassett on Athol Fugard

INTERVIEW: LINDA BASSETT As the Arcola Theatre stages a mini-season of the South African playwright Athol Fugard’s work – The Road to Mecca (1984) and Coming Home (2009) – the actress (who stars in The Road to Mecca) talks to Heather Neill about working with the playwright. Recorded at the Arcola.

Directing the award-winnning Yasser

21 October 2009

in Directors, International, New Writing

INTERNATIONAL THEATRE Director Teunkie van der Sluijs tells Aleks Sierz about his production of Abdelkader Benali’s Yasser (Arcola), a monologue about a Palestinian actor who is performing Shakespeare’s Shylock. It is staged by Double Agent, an Anglo-Dutch theatre company. Recorded at the Arcola Theatre, London.

Alecky Blythe on her unique verbatim plays

25 September 2008

in Playwrights, Verbatim Drama

INTERVIEW: ALECKY BLYTHE The theatre-maker talks to Aleks Sierz about her current verbatim piece, The Girlfriend Experience (Royal Court), which is set in a seaside brothel, and about how her company, Recorded Delivery, developed its unique techniques.

Sarah Kane’s Cleansed: post-show discussion

22 November 2005

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

REPUTATIONS: SARAH KANE Cleansed post-show discussion with directors Dominic Dromgoole and Sean Holmes, brother Simon Kane and academic Graham Saunders. Aleks Sierz hosts at the Arcola Theatre. Recorded live. Excerpt.

Talkback on Terror: Arcola artistic director Mehmet Ergen

15 July 2005

in Directors, London Fringe

TALKBACK ON TERROR Mehmet Ergen, artistic director of the Arcola Theatre, Dalston, on creating theatre for a multicultural London in the wake of the 7/7 attacks. Dominic Cavendish asks the questions.

Director Mark Rosenblatt unveils The Last Waltz Season

INTERVIEW: MARK ROSENBLATT The director unveils The Last Waltz Season – Wedekind’s Musik, Hauptmann’s Rose Bernd and Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi at the Arcola. Dominic Cavendish quizzes.