“Arts without boundaries” is the mission statement of this multi-disciplinary, internationally-orientated powerhouse. Mark Shenton meets Toni Racklin, Head of Theatre, to get her perspective on the Barbican's place in the theatrical landscape - and to hear all about their phenomenal 2019 season.
Release date: 11 Oct 2018
This week Danny is joined by Nadia Fall, the new Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East. After loving her first show, The Village, we wanted to find out what's in store for us in the rest of the new season - and get to know a little more about the person behind it all.
Release date: 04 Oct 2018
Bridget is joined by Simeon Blake-Hall and Sarisha Kumar from the newly created Youth Advisory Board of the Almeida Theatre. They’re chatting about what excites them in theatre today and how they hope to help the Almeida evolve in the future.
Release date: 29 Sep 2018
“When you’re young you’re at the edge of things. You feel so much. It’s why our youth makes such great theatre.” Danny Lee Wynter speaks with Jay Miller about the experimental, radical work that’s erupting from the Yard Theatre in Hackney - and why he’s so optimistic about the next generation of theatre makers.
Release date: 20 Sep 2018
This week we’re at the Royal Court to hear how this one theatre transformed the industry by putting new writing at the heart of programming. Bridget chats to Chris Campbell, Head of the Royal Court’s Literary Office, about the theatre’s legacy of risk taking – and where it’s going next.
Release date: 13 Sep 2018
Jess Thom goes in-house at Graeae, the award-winning theatre company that profiles the skills, excellence and professionalism of deaf and disabled artists. She chats to Jenny Sealey, Graeae’s Artistic Director, about the importance of putting disabled artists centre stage - and never taking no for an answer.
Release date: 6 Sep 2018 · Transcript for this episode
“Casting is the nerve-centre of the theatre.” Mark Shenton goes behind the scenes of the National Theatre to speak to Head of Casting (and human-encyclopedia) Alastair Coomer.
Release date: 30 Aug 2018
“It feels like a theatre that can be led by an artist” Terri Paddock speaks to Ellen McDougall as she embarks on her second season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre.
Release date: 23 Aug 2018
How do you capture the zeitgeist? Bridget Minamore chats to Lisa Spirling, Artistic Director, about keeping your finger on the pulse and making rapid theatrical responses to the issues that matter.
Release date: 16 Aug 2018
Terri Paddock speaks to Adam Spreadbury-Maher, the Artistic Director of the King’s Head, about the history of London’s first pub theatre and how it is transforming itself through a new capital development.
Release date: 9 Aug 2018 · Transcript for this episode
Bridget Minamore is in South London, visiting one of the first theatres she ever stepped inside. Mahri Reilly, Head of Learning and Participation, joins her to discuss how Ovalhouse works with young people to get them involved in theatre - and how the role of arts in the community has changed under the strain of government austerity.
Release date: 2 Aug 2018
Terri Paddock speaks to Mehmet Ergen, Artistic Director, about the founding of the Arcola, and how it has built a reputation for making theatre that is locally engaged and internationally minded.
Release date: 26 Jul 2018
Jess Thom visits Battersea Arts Centre where she is joined by Lekan Lawal, Liz Moreton and Henrietta Imoreh. They discuss the future of artistic leadership, community engagement and the philosophy of scratch.
Release date: 19 Jul 2018 · Transcript for this episode
In House begins, as so many young theatre makers do, at the New Diorama. Terri Paddock is joined by Artistic Director David Byrne, talking about the ethos of London's only theatre that's dedicated to nurturing theatre companies and ensembles.
Release date: 12 Jul 2018 · Transcript for this episode
Each week director Kirk Jameson welcomes one of his favourite theatre personalities to chat about the joys and challenges of a career in the arts.