Digital Theatre+ continues its Theatre Lives interview series with industry greats. This week, Creative Producer Fiona Lindsay is in conversation with prolific Tony and Olivier Award-winning director and previous Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Michael Grandage.

 

During an extensive hour-long discussion of Grandage's work, career and practices, he explains why he dislikes the term ‘revival’, how an old play must become new for a company to ‘crack’ it, and talks of bringing current work into perspective through the past.

Michael discusses how, as a director, one begins working with actors in a rehearsal room, and ends collaborating with an audience, and describes how his privileging of the aesthetic is born of growing-up amidst the abstract art movement.