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Alexander Zeldin

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER ZELDIN. Following the final edition of his trilogy about the unseen hardships of austerity Britain, the rising director Alexander Zeldin tells Dominic Cavendish about the changing shape of his work and his shift from experimentation to exactitude. En route, they examine the nature of the three plays that cemented Zeldin’s reputation and his […]

37 MIN18 hours ago
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Alexander Zeldin

Ned Glasier

INTERVIEW: NED GLASIER. As Islington’s pioneering youth theatre Company Three marks a decade of socially-engaged practice, its artistic director Ned Glasier tells Matt Trueman about the organisation’s philosophy, its new home ‘The Den’ and why teenagers should be trusted as artists in their own right. Recorded at Company Three’s Den on 27th September 2019. “The […]

38 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ned Glasier

Lucy Ellinson

INTERVIEW: LUCY ELLINSON. As she steps onto the Manchester Royal Exchange stage to play Macbeth, actor Lucy Ellinson tells Catherine Love about putting her politics and her principles into her performance. They discuss how her career unfolded from anti-war activism through to experimental performance all the way onto Britain’s biggest stages – the National, the […]

34 MIN2 weeks ago
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Lucy Ellinson

Lucy Kirkwood

INTERVIEW: LUCY KIRKWOOD. Following Chimerica’s outing as a Channel 4 miniseries, British playwright Lucy Kirkwood talks to Dominic Cavendish about adapting her hit stage play for the small screen. They discuss the relationship between the two media, looking back at her start as a writer on the teen-drama Skins and unpick the way stories sit […]

32 MINJUL 12
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Lucy Kirkwood

Producers

INTERVIEW: ELEANOR LLOYD AND KATE McGRATH. Critic Matt Trueman talks to two independent producers – commercial producer Eleanor Lloyd and co-founder of FUEL Kate McGrath – about the diversity and demands of producing in British theatre today. They discuss the state of the West End and the range of alternatives available, as well as examining […]

36 MINJUN 20
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Producers

Isobel Waller-Bridge

INTERVIEW: ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE. Acclaimed stage composer Isobel Waller-Bridge gives Matt Trueman a crash course in an under-appreciated art-form. Distinguishing between the disciplines of sound design and scoring a show, Waller-Bridge examines music’s ability to punctuate proceedings and to set a theatrical mood, sometimes consciously, sometimes less so. As she embarks on an innovative new collaboration […]

36 MINJUN 14
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Isobel Waller-Bridge

ANU Productions

INTERVIEW: ANU PRODUCTIONS. As they celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary this year, Louise Lowe and Owen Boss of ANU Productions sit down with writer and critic Saoirse Anton for a conversation about the origins of the company, their past and current work, and their plans for the next decade. With over two-dozen past productions under […]

34 MINJUN 6
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ANU Productions

Lynn Nottage

INTERVIEW: LYNN NOTTAGE. Ahead of Sweat‘s transfer to the West End, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage talks to New York-based critic Helen Shaw about the play and its process. Starting with her research in Reading, Pennsylvania, they widen out to look at the way Sweat was received by London audiences and the parallels […]

36 MINMAY 30
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Lynn Nottage

TheatreVoice Archive: Ian Rickson

ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: IAN RICKSON. To mark the approaching tenth anniversary of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, another chance to listen to its director Ian Rickson tell critic Aleks Sierz about the leylines beneath the play and his longstanding relationship with the playwright, looking back at Mojo, The Night Heron and Parlour Song. Recorded at the Young Vic, […]

30 MINMAY 23
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TheatreVoice Archive: Ian Rickson

Ridiculusmus

INTERVIEW: RIDICULUSMUS. David Woods and John Haynes of the performance duo Ridiculusmus look back over their body of work with the critic Lyn Gardner. They discuss their recent trilogy examining innovative practices around mental health, including their latest show Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!, and consider the impact of Englishness, laughter and eccentricity on […]

34 MINMAY 16
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Ridiculusmus

Latest Episodes

Alexander Zeldin

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER ZELDIN. Following the final edition of his trilogy about the unseen hardships of austerity Britain, the rising director Alexander Zeldin tells Dominic Cavendish about the changing shape of his work and his shift from experimentation to exactitude. En route, they examine the nature of the three plays that cemented Zeldin’s reputation and his […]

37 MIN18 hours ago
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Alexander Zeldin

Ned Glasier

INTERVIEW: NED GLASIER. As Islington’s pioneering youth theatre Company Three marks a decade of socially-engaged practice, its artistic director Ned Glasier tells Matt Trueman about the organisation’s philosophy, its new home ‘The Den’ and why teenagers should be trusted as artists in their own right. Recorded at Company Three’s Den on 27th September 2019. “The […]

38 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ned Glasier

Lucy Ellinson

INTERVIEW: LUCY ELLINSON. As she steps onto the Manchester Royal Exchange stage to play Macbeth, actor Lucy Ellinson tells Catherine Love about putting her politics and her principles into her performance. They discuss how her career unfolded from anti-war activism through to experimental performance all the way onto Britain’s biggest stages – the National, the […]

34 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Lucy Ellinson

Lucy Kirkwood

INTERVIEW: LUCY KIRKWOOD. Following Chimerica’s outing as a Channel 4 miniseries, British playwright Lucy Kirkwood talks to Dominic Cavendish about adapting her hit stage play for the small screen. They discuss the relationship between the two media, looking back at her start as a writer on the teen-drama Skins and unpick the way stories sit […]

32 MINJUL 12
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Lucy Kirkwood

Producers

INTERVIEW: ELEANOR LLOYD AND KATE McGRATH. Critic Matt Trueman talks to two independent producers – commercial producer Eleanor Lloyd and co-founder of FUEL Kate McGrath – about the diversity and demands of producing in British theatre today. They discuss the state of the West End and the range of alternatives available, as well as examining […]

36 MINJUN 20
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Producers

Isobel Waller-Bridge

INTERVIEW: ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE. Acclaimed stage composer Isobel Waller-Bridge gives Matt Trueman a crash course in an under-appreciated art-form. Distinguishing between the disciplines of sound design and scoring a show, Waller-Bridge examines music’s ability to punctuate proceedings and to set a theatrical mood, sometimes consciously, sometimes less so. As she embarks on an innovative new collaboration […]

36 MINJUN 14
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Isobel Waller-Bridge

ANU Productions

INTERVIEW: ANU PRODUCTIONS. As they celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary this year, Louise Lowe and Owen Boss of ANU Productions sit down with writer and critic Saoirse Anton for a conversation about the origins of the company, their past and current work, and their plans for the next decade. With over two-dozen past productions under […]

34 MINJUN 6
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ANU Productions

Lynn Nottage

INTERVIEW: LYNN NOTTAGE. Ahead of Sweat‘s transfer to the West End, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage talks to New York-based critic Helen Shaw about the play and its process. Starting with her research in Reading, Pennsylvania, they widen out to look at the way Sweat was received by London audiences and the parallels […]

36 MINMAY 30
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Lynn Nottage

TheatreVoice Archive: Ian Rickson

ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: IAN RICKSON. To mark the approaching tenth anniversary of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, another chance to listen to its director Ian Rickson tell critic Aleks Sierz about the leylines beneath the play and his longstanding relationship with the playwright, looking back at Mojo, The Night Heron and Parlour Song. Recorded at the Young Vic, […]

30 MINMAY 23
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TheatreVoice Archive: Ian Rickson

Ridiculusmus

INTERVIEW: RIDICULUSMUS. David Woods and John Haynes of the performance duo Ridiculusmus look back over their body of work with the critic Lyn Gardner. They discuss their recent trilogy examining innovative practices around mental health, including their latest show Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!, and consider the impact of Englishness, laughter and eccentricity on […]

34 MINMAY 16
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Ridiculusmus