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From the archives:

Former artistic director at the National Theatre (and now at The Bridge)
Nick Hytner won the 2018 Theatre Book prize for Balancing Acts
Here he is talking about Much Ado About Nothing and Ben Johnson (Theatrevoice) Oct 2007 & Sep 2006 respectively

In June 2018, Thelma Holt won the Sam Wanamaker prize at The Globe.
Listen to her talking about her career here (Theatrevoice) Sep 2017

In July 2018, Ian McKellen returned to the role of King Lear (see review below).
See a review of his 2007 Lear here (What's On Stage) Nov 2007

 

Interviews, discussions and talks

Macbeth on Stage lecture 2018 (poster) (University of Venice) Nov 2018

Jonathan Pryce talks about appearing in Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm and his career, including Hamlet, Comedians, The Caretaker, Miss Saigon and Shylock (Theatrevoice) Oct 2018

Actress Sara Kestelman looks back over the course of a career filled with influential productions (Theatrevoice) Jun 2018

David Lan receives Critics Circle Theatre Award with Heather Neill and Mark Shenton
David Lan receives his award with Heather Neill and Mark Shenton ©Anthony Kelly

At the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for 2017 it was my huge privilege to present the first Special Award to David Lan, the outgoing Artistic Director of the Young Vic.
The presentation, including David's acceptance speech, may be watched here or the text of my speech alone appears here. For a full list of winners click here - Jan 2018

Metatheatre in Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream (poster) (University of Venice) Nov 2017

Shared Experience’s artistic director Nancy Meckler discusses her Globe production of King Lear and how it connects to the rest of her work (Theatrevoice) Oct 2017

 

Reviews

Don Quixote ★★★★ (Garrick Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Oct 2018

Macbeth ★★★ (The Barbican, London) The Arts Desk, Oct 2018

Pinter at the Pinter ★★★★ (Harold Pinter Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Sep 2018

Square Rounds ★★★ (Finborough Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Sep 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest ★★★★ (Vaudeville Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Aug 2018

King Lear ★★★★ (Duke of York's Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Jul 2018

As You Like It ★★★★ (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Jul 2018

Peter Pan ★★★★ (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, May 2018

The Country Wife ★★★ (Southwark Playhouse, London) The Arts Desk, Apr 2018

Brief Encounter ★★★★ (Empire Cinema Haymarket, London) The Arts Desk, Mar 2018

Somewhere a Gunner Fires ★★ (Kings Head Theatre, London) The Stage, Feb 2018

Imaginationship ★★★ (Finborough Theatre, London) The Stage, Jan 2018

Dick Whittington ★★★★ (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford) The Stage, Dec 2017

Dear Brutus ★★★★ (Southwark Playhouse, London) The Arts Desk, Dec 2017

 

Articles

Interview with director Robert Hastie about Macbeth in the candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, cross-gender casting and the director's role The Arts Desk, Nov 2018

 

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