Gareth Machin, artistic director of Salisbury Playhouse, on William Golding’s The Spire
in Directors, Playwrights, Regional Theatre
30th October 2012
INTERVIEW: GARETH MACHIN
The new artistic director of Salisbury Playhouse talks to Dominic Cavendish about the challenges of running a regional theatre, and about his bold new project to bring to the main stage The Spire, a fictionalised slice of local cathedral-building history, courtesy of Lord of the Flies author William Golding.
Recorded: 20 October 2012.
There are definitely parallels with Ibsen’s The Master Builder – one of the interesting parallels is the way that both Golding and Ibsen use a young woman as part of the story – they combine a sexual energy with the desire to build.