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RADAR Festival – Kieran Hurley: playwright?

INTERVIEW: KIERAN HURLEY The writer-performer talks to Matt Trueman about his award-winning play Beats, a fable about rave culture in the mid-nineties and the legislation against it, about theatre’s remit as a political act and why he’s finally coming round to the idea of himself as a playwright.

Edinburgh highlight: The South African Season at the Assembly

INTERVIEW: YAEL FARBER and BO PETERSEN The adapter and director of Mies Julie, based on Strindberg’s play, and the actor in Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act talk to Philip Fisher about the critically acclaimed South African Season at the Assembly.

Edinburgh Fringe 2011: Producer Richard Jordan

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2011 Producer Richard Jordan discusses the joys and woes of two popular genres on the Edinburgh Fringe, on-on-one theatre and solo shows with Philip Fisher and offers some tips on getting them right. Jordan has produced and co-produced more than 55 plays for the stage – he is also one of the UK’s youngest producers, born in 1974.

Edinburgh Fringe 2011: Belgian director Alexander Devriendt breaks taboos

EDINBURGH 2011: ALEXANDER DEVRIENDT The artistic director of Belgium company Ontroerend Goed talks to Philip Fisher about his controversial and taboo-breaking theatre, especially Audience (St George’s West), his current show, which has polarised spectators and got everybody talking about its uncomfortable breaching of the boundaries of personal privacy.

Precious Little Talent: hit playwright and producer speak

6 April 2011

in Directors, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: ELLA HICKSON and JAMES QUAIFE The playwright and the producer of Precious Little Talent, which was a hit in Edinburgh in 2009 and is currently at the Trafalgar Studios, talk to Carole Woddis about the play, which is about Anglo-American attitudes. Recorded at the Trafalgar Studios.

Actress Cora Bissett on devising, directing and performing

INTERVIEW: CORA BISSETT The multi-talented actress chats to Philip Fisher about creating and performing in David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s 2009 smash hit Midsummer, currently playing at the Tricycle, and also about devising and directing the Amnesty Award-winning Roadkill, last seen earlier in the year at Edinburgh and which will tour in 2011. Recorded at the Tricycle.

Edinburgh 2010: Caledonia, Roadkill, Hot Mess

EDINBURGH 2010 REVIEW Neil Cooper (The Herald) and Mark Fisher (Scotland on Sunday; Guardian) join Philip Fisher (British Theatre Guide, Western Mail) to discuss Caledonia by Alistair Beaton (King’s Theatre) at the International Festival; Roadkill by Cora Bissett (Traverse) and Hot Mess (Hawke and Hunter) by Ella Hickson.

Edinburgh 2010: the economics of producing a show

EDINBURGH 2010 Producer Richard Jordan talks to Philip Fisher about the economics of producing shows for the Edinburgh Festival during the recession, and chats about some of the biggest shows currently in town.

Edinburgh 2009: roundtable review

EDINBURGH 2009 REVIEW Philip Fisher joins the Guardian’s Lyn Gardner and Scottish critic Mark Fisher to assess the highs and lows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 and International Festival including Internal (Traverse), The Event (Assembly Rooms) and Faust (EIF).

Edinburgh 2009: David Calvitto and The Event

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2009 Actor and producer David Calvitto performs an extract from John Clancy’s comic monologue about stage acting, The Event (Assembly Rooms), which won a Fringe First, and then talks to Philip Fisher about the show, which is a metaphor for theatre.

Edinburgh 2009: Elaine Murphy and Little Gem

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2009 The ace cast – Sarah Greene, Hilda Fay and Anita Reeves – perform extracts from Elaine Murphy’s hit debut Little Gem (Traverse), a triple monologue by three generations of Dublin women, and then Philip Fisher talks to them about the play.

Producer Richard Jordan on Edinburgh 2009

INTERVIEW: RICHARD JORDAN (1/2) The producer talks to Philip Fisher about Edinburgh 2009, including his two Fringe First Winners, one of which, Internal (Traverse), is the most talked about show in town, and his other favourites, including musicals.

Playwright Simon Stephens on Pornography

20 October 2008

in International, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: SIMON STEPHENS (1/2) The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his latest play, Pornography (Birmingham Rep/Traverse), which was a major hit at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, but had its first production in Germany, directed by Sebastian Nubling.

Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival round-up 2008

EDINBURGH 2008 REVIEW Philip Fisher joins guests Dominic Cavendish and Mark Fisher to weigh up the highs and lows of the Edinburgh Fringe (and International festival) towards the end of the final week.

Edinburgh 2008: Vicky Featherstone on David Harrower

EDINBURGH 2008 Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, talks to Mark Brown about one of the highlights of the International Festival, the premiere of David Harrower’s 365, about the journey of vulnerable and damaged young people out of the care system.

Edinburgh 2007: review of the festival

EDINBURGH 2007 REVIEW The Bacchae (King’s), Subway (Drill Hall), The Walworth Farce (Traverse), Mile End (Pleasance) and many more. Philip Fisher chats with Lyn Gardner (Guardian) and Mark Fisher (Fringe Firsts) about their favourite shows.

The death of the Edinburgh Fringe? A discussion

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2007 Carol Tambor (host of the Best of Edinburgh Award), Guy Masterson (veteran Fringe impresario) and John Clancy (theatre director and writer) share their thoughts with Philip Fisher on the Fringe today, and on its future. Excerpt.

Playwright David Greig on his Damascus

INTERVIEW: DAVID GREIG The Scottish playwright talks to Dominic Cavendish about Damascus (Traverse), one of his three Edinburgh Festival plays this year, and about his other explorations of the imaginary borderlands between fact and fiction.

Edinburgh Fringe Review 2006

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2006 REVIEW Strawberries in January (Traverse), Black Watch (Drill Hall), Realism (Royal Lyceum) and more. Lyn Gardner (Guardian), Mark Fisher (Herald) and Philip Fisher chat.

Edinburgh Fringe 2006: Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2006 Philip Fisher talks to Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter, the co-stars and co-writers of In the Continuum (Traverse), about HIV in America and Africa.

Edinburgh Fringe 2006: Christopher Heimann, Diene Petterle and Sean Campion

EDINBURGH 2006 The Imaginary Body’s Christopher Heimann and Diene Petterle join actor Sean Campion to talk about Food, a hit show about a masterchef at the Traverse. Philip Fisher hosts.

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