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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

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

Thelma Holt on her career including the Roundhouse, Peter Hall’s National Theatre and this year's 30th anniversary production of Ninagawa's Macbeth (Theatrevoice) Sep 2017

Angus Wright on playing Claudius in Robert Icke’s Hamlet (Theatrevoice) Jun 2017

Iconic theatre designer Ralph Koltai talks about his 67 year-long career - part 1 and part 2 (Theatrevoice) May 2017

Tim McMullan discusses playing Sir Toby Belch at the National Theatre (Theatrevoice) May 2017

David Leveaux on directing Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern at the Old Vic (Theatrevoice) Mar 2017

Anastasia Hille on playing Titania at the Young Vic (Theatrevoice) Mar 2017

Oliver Cotton on performing in a John Cleese farce, his writing and early career (Theatrevoice) Mar 2017

Glenda Jackson discusses returning to the stage to play King Lear (Theatrevoice) Jan 2017
(see also: Review of this King Lear for The Arts Desk, Nov 2016, in the 2016 updates)

 

Reviews

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

Saint George and the Dragon ★★★ (National Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Oct 2017

The Night Pirates ★★★ (Rose Theatre, Kingston) The Stage, Sep 2017

Waiting for Godot ★★★★ (Arts Theatre, London) The Stage, Sep 2017

A Fox on the Fairway ★★ (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch) The Stage, Aug 2017

Windows ★★★ (Finborough Theatre, London) The Stage, Aug 2017

Brassed Off ★★★★ (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton) The Stage, Aug 2017

Around the World in 80 Days ★★★★ (Cadogan Hall, London) The Stage, Aug 2017

Romeo and Juliet ★★★★ (St James Square, London) The Stage, Jul 2017

The Mentor ★★★ (Vaudeville Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Jul 2017

The Goat or Who is Sylvia? ★★★★ (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London) The Arts Desk, Apr 2017

Emma ★★ (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford) The Stage, May 2017

Twelfth Night ★★★ (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford) The Stage, May 2017

Life of Galileo ★★★★ (The Young Vic, London) The Arts Desk, May 2017

The Goat or Who is Sylvia? ★★★★ (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London) The Arts Desk, Apr 2017

The Missing Light ★★★★ (The Old Vic, London) The Stage, Apr 2017

Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy ★★★ (Finborough Theatre, London) The Stage, Mar 2017

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ★★★★ (Harold Pinter Theatre, London) The Arts Desk, Mar 2017

Low Level Panic ★★★★ (Orange Tree Theatre, London) The Stage, Feb 2017

Henry V ★★★★ (Southwark Cathedral, London) The Stage, Feb 2017

 

Articles

Nikki Amuka-Bird interview ahead of her starring in Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea at The Donmar The Arts Desk, Oct 2017

Q&A with Anna Maxwell Martin ahead of Consent at the National Theatre The Arts Desk, Mar 2017

10 Questions for Director Ellen McDougall The Arts Desk, Mar 2017

 

updates from 2016

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