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Rank #1: Scottish Panto

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DISCUSSION: FRANCES MAYLI MCCANN, JOHNNY MCKNIGHT, JULIE WILSON NIMMO. Actors McCann, McKnight and Wilson Nimmo discuss the vibrancy of the pantomime tradition in Scotland and explore how it affects their work throughout the rest of the year. In 2018, McCann plays Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, having previously starred in The […]

Dec 20 2018
38 mins
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Rank #2: Sharon D. Clarke

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INTERVIEW: SHARON D. CLARKE. As she storms the West End with a revelatory performance in Caroline or Change, musical stalwart Sharon D. Clarke discusses her career with critic David Benedict. Looking back to her start after a stint in social work, they examine the opportunities available to black actors on television and the way the […]

Dec 13 2018
34 mins
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Rank #3: Breach Theatre

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INTERVIEW: BREACH THEATRE. One of the smartest emerging companies in British theatre, Breach Theatre are interrogating the nature of veracity on stage. Against the backdrop of the post-truth era, their work often interrogates the limits of documentary theatre and re-enactment. Following the success of It’s True It’s True It’s True, a verbatim piece fashioned out […]

Dec 06 2018
30 mins
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Rank #4: Ken Campbell

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ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: KEN CAMPBELL. Back in 2004, the legendary eccentric of British theatre spoke to Dominic Cavendish about his life and work. In the course of a delirious and rambling conversation that recalls the tone of Campbell’s own solo shows, they discuss the roots of the Ken Campbell Roadshow featuring actors like Bob Hoskins and […]

Nov 29 2018
32 mins
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Rank #5: Rachel Chavkin

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INTERVIEW: RACHEL CHAVKIN. As Anais Mitchell’s contemporary folk opera Hadestown continues at the National Theatre ahead of its Broadway run, director Rachel Chavkin talks to Matt Trueman about the edges and limits of musical theatre. With her own company The TEAM, Chavkin increasingly builds music into dense, devised work like Mission Drift and Anything That […]

Nov 22 2018
36 mins
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Rank #6: Michael Boyd

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INTERVIEW: MICHAEL BOYD. Belfast-born director Michael Boyd ran the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2003 and 2012, during which time he stabilised its finances, restored its reputation, oversaw the transformation of its buildings in Stratford and pushed the boat out with The Complete Works festival of 2006. Since then he has been busy as a freelance […]

Nov 15 2018
40 mins
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Rank #7: Alan Lane

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INTERVIEW: ALAN LANE. Slung Low’s artistic director tells Catherine Love about the company’s radical transformation over the last decade, from an independent experimental company to a socially-engaged organisation creating large-scale public spectacles and participatory projects. They discuss the company’s egalitarian set-up and its approach to using public subsidy in a way that gives back to […]

Nov 08 2018
35 mins
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Rank #8: Sonia Friedman

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ARCHIVE INTERVIEW: SONIA FRIEDMAN. In October 2003, producer Sonia Friedman sat down to discuss the state of the West End with critic Dominic Cavendish. The picture wasn’t rosy: the war on terror had triggered a downturn in audiences, the National Theatre’s new £10 Travelex tickets had massive undercut market prices and mega musicals were running […]

Nov 01 2018
24 mins
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Rank #9: Neil Austin

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INTERVIEW: NEIL AUSTIN. The celebrated British lighting designer tells Luke Jones about the tricks of his trade and touches on a rich variety of shows including Albion at the Almeida Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Marianne Elliot’s Company. Recorded in September 2018. “Lighting is impossible to describe in advance. It’s invisible until […]

Oct 25 2018
34 mins
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Rank #10: Jonathan Pryce

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INTERVIEW: JONATHAN PRYCE. Jonathan Pryce talks about appearing in Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm, in which he plays a novelist who may or may not be grieving for his wife of many years, played by Eileen Atkins. He also tells Heather Neill about his varied 50 year career, including Comedians, for which Trevor Griffiths wrote the part of […]

Oct 18 2018
35 mins
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