The National Youth Theatre (NYT) REP company is currently presenting a programme of three plays, a modern female-led adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’, which utilises virtual reality headsets and artificial intelligence, the London premiere of Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of ‘Great Expectations’, and a production of Shakespearean comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. I spoke to actress Ella Dacres … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Ella Dacres, NYT Actor
THE COUNTRY IS IN CHAOS - CAN YOU DO A BETTER JOB THAN THE POLITICIANS? The year is 1979. Jim Callaghan's Labour Government has a working majority of zero. Parliament is in deadlock. The country is crippled by strikes. Relations between the British government and trade unions are at an all-time low. The IMF has … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Parabolic Theatre’s Artistic Director Owen Kingston, ‘Crisis? What Crisis?
Let’s pretend that you are free of your own history. And I am free of my history. 'Dutchman' is Amiri Baraka’s award-winning one-act play, revolving around two characters: Lula, a white woman, and Clay, a black man. It lands right at the intersectionality of race, gender and class to present an explosive exploration of white … Continue reading INTERVIEW: James Barnes, ‘Dutchman’, Tristan Bates Theatre
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and all the missed opportunities of my life stare at me, grind me down until I'm nothing. Nothing but dust. A lonely woman, abandoned by her husband, lives in an isolated house with her outspoken, anthropomorphic cat, Bartholomew. One day she is visited by Ken, a Pest Controller, … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Marcus Marsh, ‘Mites’ Director
As Kenilworth gears up to welcome a host of famous names from the literary and music world for what is fast becoming one of the largest dedicated arts festivals in the area, I spoke to the Artistic Director of the award-winning Kenilworth Arts Festival, Lewis Smith. First launched in 2016, the Kenilworth Arts … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Lewis Smith, Artistic Director of Kenilworth Arts Festival