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Shakespeare’s First Acts: The Taming of the Shrew

SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST ACTS: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Toby Frow, who has directed the play at Shakespeare’s Globe over the summer, in a production starring Samantha Spiro, discusses the first act of the play with Heather Neill. This interview is part of theatreVOICE’s new series for Olympics year 2012, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays.

Janie Dee on All’s Well That Ends Well

SHAKESPEARE: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Award-winning actor Janie Dee talks to Heather Neill about her debut at Shakespeare’s Globe, playing the Countess of Roussillon in a production directed by John Dove.

Greg Doran talks about his RSC Cardenio

SHAKESPEARE: CARDENIO Director and RSC associate Greg Doran tells Heather Neill about his “reimagined” adaptation of John Fletcher and Shakespeare’s Cardenio (RSC), which was based on a story in Cervantes’s Don Quixote, and explains why it is more than just an example of historical research.

Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet at the National

SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET Actor Rory Kinnear gives Heather Neill an in-depth analysis of the central role in Nicholas Hytner’s critically lauded production, which is currently running at the National Theatre (it will be broadcast as part of NT Live on 9 December). Recorded at the National.

Lucy Bailey on the Scottish play

SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH Director Lucy Bailey talks to Heather Neill in depth about her current production of Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe, which stars Elliot Cowan and Laura Rogers. Recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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.

Daniel Evans and Sheffield Theatres

28 September 2009

in Directors, Producers, Regional Theatre

REGIONAL THEATRE: SHEFFIELD Actor manager Daniel Evans, new artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, talks to Heather Neill about his upcoming first season at the venue, which opens with his own production of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, plus plays about Muslims, football and Alice, as well as revivals.

Director Marianne Elliott and NT Live Shakespeare

SHAKESPEARE: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Director Marianne Elliott talks to Heather Neill about her magical National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s play about the love of Helena for Bertram, and its background of sex, snobbery and inter-generational conflict. Recorded at the National.

In-depth interview with three NT Connections writers

FOCUS ON YOUTH THEATRE Heather Neill talks to three contributors to this year’s NT Connections series, the National Theatre’s annual festival of new writing devoted to young people: Nick Drake (Success), Georgia Fitch (Dirty Dirty Princess) and Lisa McGee (The Heights) compare notes.

National supremo Nick Hytner on Phedre

NT LIVE SPECIAL: NICHOLAS HYTNER The artistic director of the National Theatre talks in depth to Heather Neill about his revival of Phedre ahead of its live satellite broadcast to 70 cinemas in the UK, and 200 round the world on June 25. He outlines the rationale behind this bold new initiative and discusses working on Racine in detail.

NT Live: Dame Helen Mirren on Phedre

NT LIVE SPECIAL: DAME HELEN MIRREN Heather Neill talks to the award-winning actress about playing Phedre at the National Theatre and about the plans to relay her performance live to thousands of people in cinemas across Britain and the world as part of NT Live on 25 June.

Director Thea Sharrock discusses As You Like It

SHAKESPEARE: AS YOU LIKE IT Heather Neill talks to director Thea Sharrock about the play, her Shakespearean debut, during a busy and sometimes noisy workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe, where the play is in rep.

Samuel West talks about TS Eliot

INTERVIEW: SAMUEL WEST Heather Neill talks to the actor and director about his career, his passion for verse drama and his approach to playing the part of Harry in The Family Reunion, the centrepiece of the Donmar Warehouse’s current TS Eliot festival.

Award-winning director/designer Melly Still

INTERVIEW: MELLY STILL The award-winning director and designer talks to Heather Neill in detail about Thomas Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy, currently being revived at the National Theatre with Rory Kinnear as Vindice.

Rupert Goold discusses his five-star Macbeth

SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH Rupert Goold, artistic director of Headlong theatre company, talks to Heather Neill about his highly praised Macbeth, which stars Patrick Stewart and has transferred from Chichester to the Gielgud Theatre.

The War Horse puppet-master speaks

25 October 2007

in Design, Physical and Visual theatre

INTERVIEW: ADRIAN KOHLER The co-founder, with Basil Jones, of Handspring, the South African puppetry company, talks to Heather Neill about creating the horses in the National Theatre’s spectacular adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, and discusses adult puppetry.

The National’s Nick Hytner on Ben Johnson

INTERVIEW: NICHOLAS HYTNER The National’s artistic director talks to Heather Neill about his modern-dress version of Jonson’s The Alchemist, and also has a punchy message for Shakespeare-deniers.

Dominic Dromgoole: top man at Shakespeare’s Globe

SHAKESPEARE: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, talks to Heather Neill about the play and his first season.

Greg Doran on the RSC Antony and Cleopatra

SHAKESPEARE: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company’s associate director, talks to Heather Neill about his first production for the company’s Complete Works Festival.

Off-West End Review: November 2005

25 November 2005

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

OFF-WEST END REVIEW The Hypochondriac (Almeida) and The Emperor Jones (Gate) receive differing treatment at the hands of Kate Bassett, Jane Edwardes and Mark Shenton. Heather Neill hosts.

West End Review: September 2005

30 September 2005

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW Kate Bassett, David Benedict and Alastair Macaulay discuss Playing with Fire (National), Nathan the Wise (Hampstead) and Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy Theatre). Heather Neill hosts.

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