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One to watch: director Bruce Guthrie stages Othello in Singapore

INTERVIEW: BRUCE GUTHRIE The young director, who was Sam Mendes’s associate on Richard III in 2011, talks to Mary Mazzilli about his current production of Shakespeare’s Othello, part of Singapore’s Shakespeare in the Park season, and about what it is like to work in Singapore.

Adrian and Tracie Pang make English theatre in Singapore

21 November 2012

in Directors, International, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: ADRIAN AND TRACIE PANG The artistic directors of Pangdemonium Theatre (Full Monty, Closer, Spring Awakening, Swimming with Sharks) talk about moving to Singapore, working in the Singaporean theatre scene, and bringing the best of contemporary theatre in English to Singapore.

Edinburgh 2012: Ontroerend Goed’s Alexander Devrient talks teenagers and All That’s Wrong

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER DEVRIENT As the final part of Ontroerend Goed’s teenage trilogy picks up yet another Fringe First and Total Theatre Award combo in Edinburgh, the innovative Belgian company’s artistic director tells Matt Trueman how All That’s Wrong fits into the whole project and what working with teenagers really involves.

Focus on opera: singer and director Yvonne Fontane explores Mozart

FOCUS ON OPERA Singer and director Yvonne Fontane discusses her current production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Stowe Opera with Victoria Ford, explaining the context of the work and the challenge of performing the central role of the Contessa.

The Young Vic’s David Lan on staging Wild Swans

INTERVIEW: DAVID LAN The artistic director of the Young Vic talks to Mary Mazzilli about the making of Wild Swans, the first stage adaptation of the 1991 best-selling autobiography by Chinese-born writer Jung Chang. The stage version — part of World Stage season — is written by Alexandra Wood and directed by Sacha Wares.

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.

Interview with Elyse Dodgson of the Royal Court

25 March 2011

in Directors, International

INTERVIEW: ELYSE DODGSON Carole Woddis talks to the head of the International Department of the Royal Court about their current work, beginning with the relationships fostered in the Middle East. Recorded at the Royal Court.

London International Mime Festival: Nani & Ingimarsson

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with Paolo Nani and Kristjan Ingimarsson of Denmark’s Nani & Ingimarsson about their show, The Art of Dying, performed as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival, at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room. Hosted by Dick McCaw, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Recorded by Diana Damian.

London International Mime Festival: Mathurin Bolze

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with Mathurin Bolze, Tsirihaka Harrivel, Tom Neal, Maroussia Diaz Verbeke and Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher of France’s MPTA / Mathurin Bolze about their show, Du Goudron et des Plumes, performed as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival, at the Barbican Theatre. Hosted by Dick McCaw, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Recorded by Diana Damian.

London International Mime Festival: Les Antliaclastes

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with Patrick Simms, Josephine Biereye, Celine Chevy, Rosanna Goodall and David Hayter of France’s Les Antliaclastes about their show, Hilum, performed as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival, at the ICA. Hosted by Donald Hutera, theatre and dance critic for The Times. Recorded by DianaDamian.

London International Mime Festival: Aurelien Bory

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with Aurelien Bory of France’s Compagnie 111 / Aurelien Bory about their show, Sans Objet, performed as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival, at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Hosted byDick McCaw, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Recorded by Diana Damian.

London International Mime Festival: Sobelle and Ford

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with Charlotte Ford and Geoff Sobelle of America’s Sobelle and Ford about their show, Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl, performed as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival, at the Barbican Pit Theatre. Hosted by Dick McCaw, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Recorded by Diana Damian.

London International Mime Festival: Akhe Engineering Theatre

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko and Andrei Siznitev of Russia’s Akhe Engineering Theatre about their show, Gobo. Digital Glossary, performed as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival, at the ICA Theatre. Hosted by Dick McCaw, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Recorded by Diana Damian.

India hosts the largest theatre festival in Asia

13 January 2011

in Asian Voices, International

ASIAN VOICES: ANURADHA KAPUR The director of, and professor at, the National School of Drama in India tells Suman Bhuchar about the 13th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, an annual festival, held this year on 7-22 January, and the biggest event of its kind in Asia. Recorded in Delhi.

The Print Room: the newest theatre in Londonfringe

29 October 2010

in Directors, London Fringe

INTERVIEW: LUCY BAILEY and ANDA WINTERS The co-artistic directors of The Print Room in Notting Hill, London’s newest theatre venue, talk to Matt Boothman about the venture, which launches with Fabrication by Italian writer Pier Paolo Pasolini. Recorded at The Print Room.

Dublin Theatre Festival: Eina McHugh and the Ark

INTERVIEW: EINA McHUGH The director and chief executive of the Ark, the first custom-built cultural centre for children in Europe, talks to Carole Woddis about The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly by Tasmanian Irish writer, Finegan Kruckemeyer, directed by Lynne Parker, in association with Theatre Lovett. A one-man show, performed by Louis Lovett, it has garnered plaudits. Recorded at the Ark.

London International Mime Festival 7

MIME FEST SPECIAL Postshow discussion with director Dimitry Aryupin of Russia’s BlackSkyWhite about their show, USSR Was Here, performed as part of the 32nd London International Mime Festival, at the ICA. Hosted by Dr Dick McCaw, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Recorded by Diana Damian.

Norwegian director Christopher Sivertsen on Awake

INTERNATIONAL THEATRE German academic Alex Mangold talks to Norwegian director Christopher Sivertsen about his Awake project, a devised piece by artists from Australia, Japan, Europe and the UK. A former member of the Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of the Goat), Sivertsen has recently directed a physical theatre version of Antigone at RADA in London, and his Awake youth project has been developed in Glasgow and Sweden. Recorded at CuLTUREN theatre in Vasteras, Sweden.

Jon-Koldo Vazquez of Markeline in Carbon Club

INTERNATIONAL THEATRE Actor Jon-Koldo Vazquez of the Spanish physical-theatre company Markeline talks to Ziortza Fernandez about its UK-debut show, Carbon Club (National Theatre Square 2), a tale of Basque miners told using mime, music, dance and pyrotechnics. Recorded at the National Theatre.

South African acting legend John Kani on The Tempest

SHAKESPEARE SPECIAL: SOUTH AFRICA Legendary actor John Kani talks to Dominic Cavendish about playing Caliban in the African version of The Tempest (RSC-Baxter Theatre, Cape Town), which has been greeted with rave reviews by the British press. Excerpt.

Black Voices: Playwright Michael Bhim (1/2)

BLACK VOICES: MICHAEL BHIM (1/2) Steven Luckie talks to the rising playwright about his development and work, focusing especially on the influence of Continental European literature on his outlook. Expletives not deleted.

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