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West End Review: Trelawny of the Wells, Old Times, A Chorus Line and more

3 March 2013

in Reviews and Roundtables

West End Review: Trelawny of the Wells (Donmar Warehouse), Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios), Quartermaine’s Terms (Wyndham’s Theatre), Old Times (Harold Pinter Theatre) and A Chorus Line (London Palladium) are all given a detailed look-over by David Benedict (Variety), Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune). Dominic Cavendish hosts. Recorded at Dewynters 01-03-2013.

West End Review: July 2011 (2/2)

WEST END REVIEW (2/2) Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph), and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Shakespeare’s Richard III (Old Vic), Harold Pinter’s Betrayal (Comedy Theatre), Thomas Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness (National Theatre) and Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre).

These Are a Few of My Favourite Songs: producer Michael Codron (1/2)

24 July 2011

in Musicals, Producers, Theatre People

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS: MICHAEL CODRON (1/2) The veteran West End producer talks to Mark Shenton about his career with the leading playwrights of his age, Michael Frayn and Simon Gray included, and shares some melancholy favourites. Recorded at Jermyn Street Theatre, London as part of a special week-long series, curated by Shenton, in aid of the Theatrical Guild. The featured singer is West End leading lady Caroline Sheen.

Belarus Free Theatre co-founders interviewed

23 July 2011

in Directors, International

INTERVIEW: NATALIA KOLIADA and NIKOLAI KHALEZIN The co-founders of the Belarus Free Theatre find time in a busy schedule to talk about how they came to set up their underground theatre company, which operates in conditions of the strictest repression in their homeland, and now has a base in London. Their most recent show Eurepica.Challenge runs at the Almeida Theatre to 26 July. The company stages a new work at the Pleasance, Edinburgh in mid-August.

Lindsay Posner, director, on staging Simon Gray’s Butley

25 June 2011

in Directors, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: LINDSAY POSNER The director talks about his current West End revival of the late Simon Gray’s Butley. Dominic Cavendish quizzes.

West End Review: April 2011 (2/2)

WEST END REVIEW Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Libby Purvis (Times) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) assess Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Cause Celebre (Old Vic); Blithe Spirit (Apollo); Ecstasy (Duchess Theatre); Moonlight (Donmar Warehouse); Rocket to the Moon (National Theatre).

Pete Postlethwaite remembered… by Greg Hersov

PETE POSTLETHWAITE REMEMBERED Greg Hersov, artistic director of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (in tandem with Braham Murray & Sarah Frankcom), pays tribute to the recently deceased actor (1946-2011) with whom he worked on two major productions (The Homecoming and The Tempest). He also recalls earlier encounters both at the Exchange and in Bristol. Interview by Dominic Cavendish.

Director Iqbal Khan on Arthur Miller and Antony Sher

ASIAN VOICES: IQBAL KHAN The director talks to Suman Bhuchar about his current revival of Arthur Miller’s 1994 play, Broken Glass (Tricycle), which stars Antony Sher, and about his career, and the state of Asian theatre today. Recorded at the National Theatre.

Dublin Theatre Festival – a quick guide to work in 2010

2 October 2010

in 20th-century Drama, Irish Drama

INTERVIEW: LOUGHLIN DEEGAN The director of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival talks to Dominic Cavendish about the 2010 programme, which features work by Samuel Beckett, David Mamet and Harold Pinter. The festival runs to 17 October.

NF Simpson special: rare interview with the playwright

INTERVIEW: NF SIMPSON Extracts from a conversation with Dominic Cavendish at Simpson’s home in Cornwall in which the 91-year-old ‘absurdist’ playwright ranges across his life and various topics – his 1957 debut A Resounding Tinkle, the Royal Court, the Goons, Harold Pinter – ahead of the world premiere of his latest play, If So, Then Yes, at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Conducted at teatime in the presence of the play’s director Simon Usher, and Molly, Simpson’s Jack Russell.

West End Review: February 2010 (1/2)

19 February 2010

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW (1/2) Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph), and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Judi Dench as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Measure for Measure (Almeida), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Three Sisters (Lyric Hammersmith), The Caretaker (Trafalgar Studios) and Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic). Recorded at Dewynters, London.

James Roose-Evans career overview (1/2)

5 October 2009

in Books, Directors, Producers

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INTERVIEW: JAMES ROOSE-EVANS (1/2) The director, writer and actor talks to Aleks Sierz about his memoirs, Opening Doors and Windows (History Press) and Finding Silence (a volume of meditations), with anecdotes about the founding of Hampstead Theatre, and the avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. Recorded at Chalk Farm Library, London.

Director David Farr on Pinter’s The Birthday Party

INTERVIEW: DAVID FARR The artistic director of the Lyric, Hammersmith, talks to Dominic Cavendish about his staging of the fiftieth anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, and about the play’s personal significance for its author.

The Mark Shenton Show focuses on Harold Pinter

21 February 2007

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

THE MARK SHENTON SHOW Focuses on Harold Pinter, with critics Michael Billington and Alastair Macaulay reviewing Pinter’s People (Haymarket) and The Dumb Waiter (Trafalgar). Director and actor Harry Burton talks about his experiences with Pinter, and host Mark Shenton discusses other upcoming Pinter productions, the Oliviers, and remembers Sheridan Morley.

Actors Niall Buggy and Anna Calder-Marshall discuss Pinter

HAROLD PINTER SPECIAL Actors Niall Buggy and Anna Calder-Marshall join director Claire Lovett to talk about reviving A Kind of Alaska and A Slight Ache at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. Philip Fisher hosts.

Reputations: Harold Pinter (3/3)

REPUTATIONS: HAROLD PINTER (3/3) Michael Billington, Dan Rebellato, Ian Smith and Charles Spencer conclude their discussion. Q&A. Aleks Sierz hosts. Recorded live. Sound quality: variable.

Reputations: Harold Pinter (2/3)

REPUTATIONS: HAROLD PINTER (2/3) Michael Billington, Dan Rebellato, Charles Spencer and Ian Smith continue to discuss the playwright’s achievements. Aleks Sierz hosts. Recorded live.

Reputations: Harold Pinter (1/3)

REPUTATIONS: HAROLD PINTER (1/3) At the end of his birthday week, a day after he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter’s work is critically assessed by Michael Billington, Dan Rebellato, Charles Spencer and Ian Smith. Aleks Sierz hosts. Recorded live.

Review of The Birthday Party

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Has Pinter’s 1958 drama of seaside menace stood the test of time? David Benedict, Jane Edwardes and Mark Shenton reflect. Heather Neill hosts.

Review of The Old Masters

THE OLD MASTERS Simon Gray returns to the West End; Rhoda Koenig, Mark Shenton and Robert Tanitch don’t exactly roll out the red carpet. David Benedict hosts.

Review of Old Times

OLD TIMES David Benedict, Michael Billington and Mark Shenton contemplate the 1971 Harold Pinter classic, revived at the Donmar Warehouse. Heather Neill hosts.

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