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Philip Fisher

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Actor Edward Petherbridge complete career overview

INTERVIEW: EDWARD PETHERBRIDGE The actor tells Philip Fisher about his new book, Slim Chances and Unscheduled Appearances (Indepenpress Publishing), which is a series of essays exploring his career — from Guildenstern in Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to Lord Peter Whimsey, and beyond — and preoccupations, including the Old Vic under Laurence Olivier, the Actors Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Controversial playwright Richard Bean: full career overview

INTERVIEW: RICHARD BEAN The playwright tells Philip Fisher about his latest, One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre), an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, and then gives an overview of his career, from his Royal Court debut, Toast (1999), to his controversial England People Very Nice (2009), taking in his formative days in the world of stand-up comedy.

Digital Theatre goes online

30 October 2009

in Directors, Producers

FOCUS ON DIGITAL THEATRE Producer Tom Shaw and director Robert Delamere tell Philip Fisher about Digital Theatre, a new venture to film and webcast live performance, in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Young Vic, Almeida and English Touring Theatre, designed to bring theatre into the living room in High Definition.

David Troughton on Inherit the Wind

21 October 2009

in Actors and Performers,

INTERVIEW: DAVID TROUGHTON The actor chats to Philip Fisher about his starring role, opposite Kevin Spacey, in Trevor Nunn’s production of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee’s courtroom drama, Inherit the Wind (Old Vic), which revisits the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, and about how acting runs in the blood. Recorded at the Old Vic, London.

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.

In-depth interview with Olivier-winning Clare Higgins

INTERVIEW: CLARE HIGGINS Currently starring as Countess Rossillion in All’s Well That Ends Well at the National, the award-winning actress tells Philip Fisher about her life and work, including Vincent in Brixton, and reveals her designs on Macbeth. Recorded at the National Theatre.

Actor Richard Cordery: Spring Awakening

25 March 2009

in Actors and Performers, Musicals

INTERVIEW: RICHARD CORDERY The classical actor talks to Philip Fisher about his role in the West-End transfer of the teen-punk musical, Spring Awakening (Novello), which was a massive Broadway hit and is based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 stage play.

Matthew Dunster on writing, directing and acting

INTERVIEW: MATTHEW DUNSTER The playwright, director and actor talks to Philip Fisher about the return to the Young Vic of his 2008 play, You Can See the Hills (Royal Exchange, Manchester), and his Globe productions of Troilus and Cressida and Che Walker’s The Frontline (which also returns this summer).

Beth Trachtenberg on producing Imagine This

12 November 2008

in Musicals, Producers

INTERVIEW: BETH TRACHTENBERG The tyro producer tells Philip Fisher how she raised £4.5million to put on a new West End musical, Imagine This (New London Theatre), set in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942, and why she thinks it is an important show.

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.

Rising comic star Mark Watson talks about stand-up

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2008 Mark Watson, who is appearing on the Fringe with All the Thoughts I’ve Had Since I Was Born at the Pleasance, talks to Philip Fisher about his life in comedy.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz on her Olivier Theatre debut

23 July 2008

in Feminism, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: REBECCA LENKIEWICZ The playwright talks to Philip Fisher about her history-making debut at the National’s Oliver theatre with Her Naked Skin, a new history play all about the Suffragettes.

Writer Catherine Johnson and her megahit Mamma Mia!

5 June 2008

in Musicals, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: CATHERINE JOHNSON The mega-successful playwright/ creative force behind the international smash-hit Abba musical Mamma Mia! talks to Philip Fisher ahead of the show’s big-screen release.

Controversial playwright Fiona Evans speaks

INTERVIEW: FIONA EVANS The author of the controversial play, Scarborough (Royal Court), tells Philip Fisher about her background in community theatre in Newcastle, and about how her play, which was an Edinburgh hit, was developed.

The Jersey Boys hit London

28 January 2008

in Directors, Musicals

INTERVIEW: DES McANUFF The celebrated director of the London-bound Broadway hit, Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), tells Philip Fisher about the show, as well as his time at the La Jolla Playhouse, the Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, and Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention. Recording quality: variable.

Director Paul Higgins talks to Philip Fisher

26 November 2007

in Directors, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: PAUL HIGGINS The director talks to Philip Fisher about his early career in TV and film, his experience of new writing on the London Fringe, and his time as supremo at Theatre 503. Plus: assisting on Neil Bartlett’s Twelfth Night at the RSC.

Robert Tanitch on the London stage

23 October 2007

in Books, Theatre buildings

INTERVIEW: ROBERT TANITCH The critic and writer talks to Philip Fisher about his latest, lavishly illustrated book, The London Stage in the Twentieth Century (Haus Publishing), his other publications about the stars of screen and stage, and his own plays.

Rising young American director Daniel Kramer

19 September 2005

in American Drama, Directors, Musicals

INTERVIEW: DANIEL KRAMER The rising young American director talks to Philip Fisher about reviving and reshaping Hair for the Iraq War era, at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London.

Up-and-coming director David Grindley

20 January 2005

in Actors and Performers, Directors

INTERVIEW: DAVID GRINDLEY Philip Fisher talks to the up-and-coming director about working on Dennis McIntyre’s National Anthems at the Old Vic with Kevin Spacey.

Australian playwright Stephen Sewell interview

12 November 2004

in Playwrights, Transcripts

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN SEWELL The Australian playwright talks to Philip Fisher about his acclaimed war-on-terror thriller, Myth, Progaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany… and Contemporary America.

Edinburgh 2004: Playwright David Greig

EDINBURGH 2004 Philip Fisher talks to playwright David Greig about his relationship with the Festival and new play about life in Ramallah, When the Bulbul Stopped Singing.

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