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From the archives:
Interview with Honor Blackman (1924-2020) in the Independent (Oct 2000)
Review of the best King Lear I've seen, starring Ian Holm (1931-2020) in the TES (Apr 1997)
Recent blog posts:
Back to the theatre!
Helen McCrory (1968-2021)
Sir Ken Robinson (1950-2020)
The best 'restricted views' in London theatre
Uncle Vanya: Chekhovian nuance
Terry Jones 1942-2020


Interviews, discussions and talks

Zoë Wanamaker talks about her career, spanning comedy and tragedy in new writing and the classics, and the connection with a theatre audience (Theatrevoice) Dec 2019

Macbeth on Stage lecture 2019 – part of In Depth Seminar on the English Renaissance (poster: 850k png or 1.9M pdf) (University of Venice) Oct 2019

Kathryn Hunter discusses the roots of her physical approach to acting and how performance informs her directing style, as well as some of her recent roles (Theatrevoice) May 2019



Hamlet ★★★ (The Young Vic) The Arts Desk, Oct 2021

Witness for the Prosecution ★★★★ (London County Hall) The Arts Desk, Sep 2021

The Dumb Waiter ★★★★ (The Old Vic) The Arts Desk, Jul 2021

Romeo and Juliet ★★ (Creation Theatre) The Arts Desk, May 2021

Romeo and Juliet ★★★★ (National Theatre via Sky Arts/PBS) The Arts Desk, Apr 2021

Romeo and Juliet ★★★★ (Palace Theatre Manchester, online) The Arts Desk, Feb 2021

Love in a Wood (home-reading) ★★★ (Jermyn Street Theatre via YouTube) The Arts Desk, Jan 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2013 - streamed) ★★★★ (Shakespeare's Globe, London) The Arts Desk, Jun 2020

Nora: A Doll's House ★★★★ (The Young Vic, London) The Arts Desk, Feb 2020



Newsletter The Arts Desk, May 2021

Jennifer Breen obituary The Guardian, Aug 2020


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