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West End Review: Great Britain, Bakersfield Mist and Mr Burns

20 July 2014

in Reviews and Roundtables

West End Review: New work special. Mark Shenton hosts a final session in the current format, in which regular panellists Kate Bassett, David Benedict and Matt Wolf are joined for one contribution by theatrevoice editor Dominic Cavendish to assess Great Britain (National Theatre), Bakersfield Mist (Duchess Theatre) and Mr Burns (Almeida). Recorded in Borough, London 15 July 2014.

The National Theatre Story: author Daniel Rosenthal’s epic history (1/2)

INTERVIEW: DANIEL ROSENTHAL (1/2) The author of the critically acclaimed The National Theatre Story, published by Oberon Books, talks to Aleks Sierz about his massively comprehensive and very readable account of this flagship, its prehistory, its Old Vic years and its move to the South Bank, where it now celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The National Theatre Story: author Daniel Rosenthal’s epic history (2/2)

INTERVIEW: DANIEL ROSENTHAL (2/2) The author of the critically acclaimed The National Theatre Story, published by Oberon Books, talks to Aleks Sierz about his massively comprehensive and very readable account of this flagship, its prehistory, its Old Vic years and its move to the South Bank, where it now celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Actor Lyndsey Marshal looks at Othello through Emilia’s eyes

SHAKESPEARE: OTHELLO Actor Lyndsey Marshal talks to Heather Neill about her role as Emilia in Nicholas Hytner’s superb modern-day version of Othello, which also stars Adrian Lester as Othello and Rory Kinear as Iago, and is currently at the National Theatre.

West End Review: Othello, Passion Play, The Weir & more

West End Review, May 2013, part 1. Mark Shenton hosts a session looking at Othello (National Theatre), Relatively Speaking (Wyndham’s Theatre), Passion Play (Duke of York’s), The Weir (Donmar Warehouse). He’s joined by Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune). Recorded at NYU, London.

Ben Power: going behind the scenes at the National’s Shed

INTERVIEW: BEN POWER The National Theatre Associate Director tells Matt Trueman how the Shed – the NT’s temporary studio theatre filling in for the Cottesloe, which is being refurbished – came into being, what lies behind his programming and muses on what its lasting effects might be. In a theatre landscape undergoing a lot of rapid change, does the Shed serve as an unmissable icon anticipating the theatre of tomorrow?

Sebastian Born, Associate Director (Literary) at the National Theatre

17 January 2013

in New Writing, Playwrights, Theatre People

INTERVIEW: SEBASTIAN BORN The Associate Director (Literary) at the National Theatre tells Sophie Reynolds about the work of a literary department, from how plays are programmed and developed to the relationship a writer may have with a theatre; with reference to playwrights such as Alan Bennett, Lucy Prebble and Alecky Blythe.

Simon Russell Beale talks about his star performance as Timon

SHAKESPEARE: TIMON OF ATHENS Simon Russell Beale, who plays the lead role in Nicholas Hytner’s current production at the National Theatre, part of the World Shakespeare Festival, talks to Heather Neill about the play and the production.

Shakespeare’s First Acts: Timon of Athens

SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST ACTS: TIMON OF ATHENS Simon Russell Beale, currently playing the lead in Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed modern spin on the play at the National Theatre, discusses the first act 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.

West End Review: National Theatre special

WEST END REVIEW: JULY 2012 David Benedict (Variety) and guests Dominic Cavendish (Telegraph), Maxie Szalwinska (Sunday Times) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Simon Russell Beale in Nicholas Hytner’s revival of Timon of Athens (Olivier), Nadia Fall’s revival of Bernard Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma (Lyttelton) and Stephen Beresford’s new writing debut Last of the Haussmans, starring Julie Walters (Lyttelton). Recorded at Dewynters, 30 July 2012.

West End Review – new plays special

26 November 2011

in Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW (2/2)

Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph), and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Collaborators (National Theatre), Reasons to be Pretty (Almeida), The Riots (Tricycle Theatre), and Backbeat (Duke of York’s).

Nick Hytner shares a few of his favourite songs (1/2)

6 July 2011

in Directors, Musicals

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS: NICHOLAS HYTNER (1/2) The artistic director of the National Theatre talks to Mark Shenton about some of the songs that have meant the most to him during his career. Part of a special series at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in aid of the Theatre Guild, organised and curated by Shenton. The featured singer is West End leading lady Caroline Sheen.

Nick Hytner shares a few of his favourite songs (2/2)

6 July 2011

in Directors, Musicals

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS: NICHOLAS HYTNER (2/2) The artistic director of the National Theatre talks to Mark Shenton about some of the songs that have meant the most to him during his career. Part of a special series at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in aid of the Theatre Guild, organised and curated by Shenton. The featured singer is West End leading lady Caroline Sheen.

West End Review: June 2011 (2/2)

West End Review (II): London Road, by Alecky Blythe and others (National Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, after Goldoni (National Theatre) & Acid Test by Anya Reiss (Royal Court Theatre) reviewed by David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph), Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune), with Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) hosting.

West End Review: February 2011

WEST END REVIEW Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Peter Hall’s Twelfth Night (National), Nina Raine’s Tiger Country (Hampstead), Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw (Almeida), Greenland (National), and Terence Rattigan’s Less Than Kind (Jermyn Street). Recorded at Dewynters, London.

Review of the Year 2010

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2010 Join Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) as they assess the highs and lows of the reviewing year, from Matilda at the RSC to Julie Andrews at the O2 Arena. Recorded at Dewynters, London.

Handspring puppet masters: new show at the National

INTERVIEW: BASIL JONES The co-founder, with Adrian Kohler, of Handspring, the South African puppetry company, talks to Carole Woddis about Or You Could Kiss Me (National Theatre), their current collaboration with writer and director Neil Bartlett. Recorded at the National.

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.

The wonderful world of National Theatre programmes

INTERVIEW: LYN HAILL The Head of Print and Publications at the National Theatre talks to Carole Woddis about how the flagship’s programmes have evolved from simple cast lists into the lavish publications that have proved so popular today. Recorded at the National Theatre.

West End Review: March 2010

WEST END REVIEW Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Private Lives (Vaudeville), London Assurance (National Theatre), Ghosts (Duchess Theatre) and Ghost Stories (Lyric Hammersmith). Recorded at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

West End Review: July 2009 (1/2)

WEST END REVIEW (1/2) Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss Phedre (National), The Cherry Orchard and The Winter Tale’s (Old Vic) and Hamlet (Wyndhams). Recorded at Dewynters, London.

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