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Performers Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni explore Peter Brook’s Valley of Astonishment

INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER and MARCELLO MAGNI The performers, who are married, talk to Judi Herman about appearing together in The Valley of Astonishment (currently at the Young Vic), written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, a meditation on the human mind, exploring and celebrating the neurological condition of synaesthesia.

ATC’s Ramin Gray dissects David Greig’s controversial play, The Events

21 October 2013

in Directors, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: RAMIN GRAY Actors Touring Company’s Artistic Director, who directed The Events, David Greig’s shattering new play about the fallout from a mass shooting similar to that perpetrated in Norway by Anders Breivik, speaks to Judi Herman about the play, which takes place in a hall where a choir rehearses, faithfully represented by Chloe Lamford’s spare set, and tours in the UK and Europe till the end of the year.

Brilliant: David Harradine discusses Fevered Sleep’s new show for children

INTERVIEW: DAVID HARRADINE The Artistic Director of multi-disciplinary company Fevered Sleep tells Sophie Reynolds about the company’s aesthetic and processes, with particular reference to its new children’s show Brilliant (Young Vic).

Actor Hattie Morahan discusses A Doll’s House for today at the Young Vic

INTERVIEW: HATTIE MORAHAN The award-winning actress tells Sophie Reynolds about the Young Vic’s recent production of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, directed by Carrie Cracknell, in which she starred as Nora.

Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter examine My Perfect Mind

INTERVIEW: EDWARD PETHERBRIDGE and PAUL HUNTER The two performers of My Perfect Mind, a Told by an Idiot show, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, and currently at the Young Vic, talk to Heather Neill about the story behind the play, Petherbridge’s stroke and how he remembered the entire role of King Lear despite his illness.

Rufus Norris and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith pick apart Feast

INTERVIEW: RUFUS NORRIS & KOBNA HOLDBROOK-SMITH Director Rufus Norris and actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith talk to Matt Trueman about Feast, a staged celebration of the Yoruba culture and belief system at the Young Vic. The production, the final part of World Stages London’s first programme, is a multi-authored project incorporating distinct scenes into a whole united by song, dance and spectacle to chart the spread of Yoruba culture from Africa around the world.

Dramaturg Zoe Svendsen discusses the Young Vic production of The Changeling

INTERVIEW: ZOE SVENDSEN The dramaturg of Joe Hill-Gibbins’s exciting production of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s The Changeling (which returns to the Young Vic after opening in February this year) talks to Heather Neill about this vivid theatre event.

Award-winning director Sam Pritchard ignites Marius Von Mayenburg’s Fireface

INTERVIEW: SAM PRITCHARD The young director, who won the JMK award this year, talks to Aleks Sierz about his revival of Marius Von Mayenburg’s 1997 play, Fireface, which is currently at the Clare studio, Young Vic.

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.

Angus Jackson directs Edward Bond’s flinty study of the bard

INTERVIEW: ANGUS JACKSON The director talks to Aleks Sierz about his sellout revival of Edward Bond’s Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1973), which is currently at the Young Vic in a co-production with the Chichester Festival. The play, which stars Patrick Stewart, looks at Shakespeare’s last weeks of life.

Ian Rickson discusses his Michael Sheen Hamlet

SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET The director Ian Rickson talks to Heather Neill about his current production of Hamlet (Young Vic), which stars Michael Sheen and has a controversial modern-day setting inside a secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.

David Lan, Jude Kelly and Richard Eyre on the arts

25 March 2011

in Directors, Theatre People

WHAT NEXT…? Excerpt from the Young Vic’s two-hour seminar, attended by 500 members of the arts industry, exploring the future of arts funding in the face of the new era of cut-backs. Keynote speeches from Young Vic artistic director David Lan, Jude Kelly, artistic director of the South Bank Centre, and Sir Richard Eyre, former artistic director of the National Theatre. Recorded at the Young Vic by Carole Woddis.

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins revives Martin McDonagh

INTERVIEW: JOE HILL-GIBBINS The director talks to Philip Fisher about his cracking revival of Martin McDonagh’s 1996 debut, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Young Vic). He also looks back at his controversial debut, Wallace Shawn’s A Thought in Three Parts, and forwards to his upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. Recorded at the Young Vic.

Director Polly Findlay explores Caryl Churchill

INTERVIEW: POLLY FINDLAY The director talks to Carole Woddis about her current revival of Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola), her 1976 play about the radical ideas that surfaced during the English Revolution of the 1640s, as well as about the James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award, which she won in 2007. Recorded at the Young Vic.

David Lan on August Wilson, and the Young Vic

INTERVIEW: DAVID LAN The Artistic Director of the Young Vic talks to Philip Fisher about reviving legendary American playwright August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1984), which is currently at this venue, as well as about his career, and the mission and future of the Young Vic. Recorded at the Young Vic.

Regional theatre: election 2010 roundtable

REGIONAL THEATRE SPECIAL On the eve of the election, Patrick Sandford (artistic director of the Nuffield, Southampton), Simon Stokes (artistic director of the Theatre Royal, Plymouth) and Rachel Tackley (director of English Touring Theatre) join Dominic Cavendish to discuss the state of play in theatre outside London. Recorded at the Young Vic, London.

Che Walker on Been So Long and The Frontline

24 June 2009

in Directors, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: CHE WALKER The playwright-turned-lyricist and director talks to Aleks Sierz about his new version of Been So Long, a raunchy play with music by Arthur Darvill (Young Vic), and about his The Frontline, which was the first contemporary story to be staged at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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).

Director Sacha Wares on Random

20 March 2008

in Black Voices, Directors, New Writing

INTERVIEW: SACHA WARES The director talks to Aleks Sierz about her production of debbie tucker green’s latest, Random (Royal Court), and about her other stagings of this innovative and provocative playwright’s work.

Director Dominic Hill on A Prayer for My Daughter

5 February 2008

in American Drama, Directors, New Writing

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC HILL The new artistic director of Edinburgh’s Traverse talks to Aleks Sierz about his revival of Thomas Babe’s 1978 psycho-thriller, A Prayer for My Daughter (Young Vic), and about his plans for new writing at the Traverse.

Director Bijan Sheibani on The Brothers Size

19 November 2007

in American Drama, Directors, New Writing

INTERVIEW: BIJAN SHEIBANI The new head of the ATC (Actors Touring Company) talks to Aleks Sierz about his imaginative staging of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, a hit for the Young Vic, and explains some of the Yoruba cosmology that underpins the play.

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