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Rank #1: Kathryn Hunter

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INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER. Having just played Timon of Athens for the Royal Shakespeare Company – a production that will go to New York in due course – Kathryn Hunter has added another improbable role to an eclectic CV. She won an Olivier Award in Complicite’s revival of The Visit, played King Lear before turning 40 […]

May 10 2019
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Rank #2: Theatre Photography

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PANEL DISCUSSION: THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHY. As a collection of Ivan Kyncl’s production photography goes on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, theatre photographers Manuel Harlan, Johan Persson and Helen Murray join Matt Trueman to discuss the art of distilling a show down to a still. In a wide-ranging conversation, they examine the practicalities […]

May 02 2019
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Rank #3: TheatreVoice Archive: Tracy Letts

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INTERVIEW: TRACY LETTS. With August: Osage County running at the National Theatre, the American playwright Tracy Letts sat down with Philip Fisher in the summer of 2008 to discuss his Pulitzer Prize winning play and look back over a career that began with a series of so-called ‘kickass’ plays, including Killer Joe and Bug. Recorded […]

Apr 25 2019
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Rank #4: Penelope Wilton

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INTERVIEW: PENELOPE WILTON. As she stars in a revival of David Hare’s 1986 play The Bay at Nice at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the Downton Abbey actor discusses the highlights of her 50-year stage career with Dominic Cavendish, from the premiere of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal to her garlanded performance in Enid Bagnold’s The Chalk Garden. […]

Apr 04 2019
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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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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