“Women at work in the arts default towards making community rather than making war.”
In the second annual Directors Guild Peter Brook Lecture, Phyllida Lloyd CBE reflects on her career to date. Through a series of funny, heartfelt and deeply personal anecdotes, Lloyd explores the differences between working in theatre and film, with reference to the extraordinary journey of Mamma Mia from the West End to Hollywood.
Lloyd explains why time and space are essential for artists and artworks to flourish. She highlights the importance of time management, revealing why she believes Meryl Streep manages her time better than anyone in the industry, and speaks in detail about her directorial craft in the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady.