TheatreVoice Archive: Simon McBurney

19th April 2018

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ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: SIMON MCBURNEY. In 2004, Complicite’s artistic director sat down with critic Dominic Cavendish to discuss its latest hit, The Elephant Vanishes, based on a collection of Harukai Murakami’s short stories. It’s a discussion – about other cultures, technology and solo shows – that sheds a lot of light on McBurney’s latest success, The Encounter, one of the best shows of the last decade.

“I’ve always felt that going to Edinburgh is like going into battle – you have to prepare it incredibly well”