Practitioners on Practice... On Being an Artistic Director: An interview with Vicky Featherstone

Having been named one of the most influential people in British theatre, Vicky Featherstone discusses her path to success, from her role as Artistic Director of touring company Paines Plough to leading the National Theatre of Scotland and her current position with the Royal Court Theatre in London.
Vicky Featherstone - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Playwriting: An interview with John Godber

John Godber, one of the most performed playwrights in the UK, delves into his process for creating work that focuses on the plight of individuals who suffer judgement and misfortune as a result of class prejudice.
An Interview with John Godber (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Playwriting: An interview with Patrick Barlow

Writer, actor and director Patrick Barlow provides a unique insight into his theatre-making process, from the creation of his comedic double-act The National Theatre of Brent to the physical and fast-paced adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock film and John Buchan novel The 39 Steps.
Patrick Barlow - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Screenwriting: An interview with Andrew Davies

Writer Andrew Davies, best-known for adapting some of literature’s greatest novels for television, such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, discusses the cinematic potential of language and the process of bringing words to life on screen.
Andrew Davies - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Writing: An interview with Lee Hall

British writer Lee Hall discusses the processes for creating some of his most popular works, such as the ground-breaking radio drama Spoonface Steinberg, the play of The Pitmen Painters based on the Ashington Group, and the film and musical adaptation of Billy Elliot.
Lee Hall - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Shakespeare and Original Practice: An interview with Ben Crystal

Having studied English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University, Ben has written extensively on Shakespearean language and recently staged the first reading of Macbeth in original pronunciation for four centuries, with his Shakespeare Ensemble.
Practitioners on Practice... On Shakespeare and Original Practice: An interview with Ben Crystal
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... Cheek by Jowl: An interview with Declan Donnellan

Declan Donnellan is a co-founder and joint Artistic Director of british theatre company Cheek by Jowl, whose award-winning theatrical technique reimagines classic works to put actors firmly at the centre.
Practitioners on Practice... Cheek by Jowl: An interview with Declan Donnellan
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... Eclipse Theatre Company: An interview with Dawn Walton

Dawn Walton is the Founder and Artistic Director of Black-led theatre company, Eclipse. Renowned for their delivery of diverse programming to regional theatres, Eclipse strives to disrupt and enrich the contemporary theatrical landscape.
Practitioners on Practice... Eclipse Theatre Company: An interview with Dawn Walton
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... Gecko Theatre Company: An interview with Amit Lahav

Founded in 2001, Gecko is an artist-lead organisation, producing work which, whilst epic, speaks to audiences' personal experiences. Gecko strives to ensure that its collaborative process empowers cast, creative and technical team members alike, in contributing to a work's development.
Practitioners on Practice... Gecko Theatre Company: An interview with Amit Lahav
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... Graeae Theatre Company: An interview with Jenny Sealey

Jenny Sealey has lead Graeae Theatre Company for 19 years as its Artistic Director. Renowned for pioneering work with emerging and established deaf and disabled theatre makers, Graeae has been instrumental in improving accessibility across the industry.
Practitioners on Practice... Graeae Theatre Company: An interview with Jenny Sealey
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Composing: An interview with Tarek Merchant

Tarek Merchant discusses the technicalities of Musical Direction and explains how his role is a constant conversation with the composer, director, sound designer, musicians and cast. He expounds on the necessity to form a robust and shared musical vocabulary with the wider creative team, and explores the symbiotic relationship between the architecture of a production’s design and that of its music.
Practitioners on Practice... On Composing: An interview with Tarek Merchant
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Costume Design: An interview with Katrina Lindsay

Having trained at Central Saint Martin's, Katrina has created work for some of the most successful theatrical productions of the last decade, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Wonder.land, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Practitioners on Practice... On Costume Design: An interview with Katrina Lindsay
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Design: An interview with Bob Crowley

Bob Crowley, scenic and costume designer and theatre director, has worked in the industry for 40 years and is particularly renowned for his extensive work with the RSC and the National Theatre.
Practitioners on Practice... On Design: An interview with Bob Crowley
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Development: An interview with Sherice Pitter

Sherice Pitter, Development Officer at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, talks about how being involved in and supported by the theatre’s youth initiatives has inspired her to pursue a career in arts development, particularly focusing on projects that directly engage the local youth community.
Practitioners on Practice: Sherice Pitter (Lyric Development Officer)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Finance: An interview with Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams, Head of Finance at The Lyric Hammersmith, talks about marrying her love of numbers with a passion for theatre in a behind the scenes roll that keeps the business of performance running smoothly, and her constantly on her toes.
Practitioners on Practice: Lesley Williams (Lyric Head of Finance)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: An interview with Natasha Chivers

Lighting Designer, Natasha Chivers, discusses the great variety of venues she has worked with over the years, how the discipline itself has developed so rapidly, and the impact that technological advances have had on the creative and collaborative processes between designer and director.
Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: An interview with Natasha Chivers
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design

Lighting designer and teacher Geraint Pughe discusses training, both his own and his pupils, and reveals the three basic principles of lighting - understanding the space, creating mood and knowing how to use special effects.
Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Programming: An interview with Victoria Brennan

Victoria Brennan, freelance lighting programmer, reveals how faking a technical interest to impress a college crush led to being trained by the RSC as an in-house programmer, and a subsequent life-long career.
Practitioners on Practice: Victoria Brennan on Lighting Programming
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Movement: An interview with Ayse Tashkiran

Renowned movement expert and director of CSSD’s Movement MA, Ayse Tashkiran, has worked with a vast range of high profile productions and theatre companies. Ayse discusses the two main strands of her work, as both movement director and teacher, from training under Jaques Lecoq in Paris, to developing a formidable practice of her own.
Practitioners on Practice: Ayse Tashkiran on Movement
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Production Assistance: An interview with Eloise Thyne

Eliose Thyne, Production Assistant at The Lyric Theatre in West London, discusses making the youth theatre leap from on to off offstage work. She explains the various career avenues available in the world of production and the challenges of being the sole administrative body in a practical team.
Practitioners on Practice: Eloise Thyne (Lyric Production Assistant)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Projection Design: An interview with Rob Maclachlan

Projection designer Rob MacLachlan discusses the multidisciplinarity of his craft and how his sculptor’s background has shaped the way he approaches all ‘kinetic objects’, including actors. He talks through the process of creating a pause in the rapidity of the way we see things and constructing a multi-faceted viewpoint, through which to realise the true curiosities of an object or building.
Practitioners on Practice: Rod Maclachlan on Video Design
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Rhetoric: An interview with Benet Brandreth

Benet Brandreth, barrister, novelist and expert in classical rhetoric, has spent more than a decade coaching performers at leading theatrical institutions, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Donmar Warehouse, in the art of persuasive speaking.
Practitioners on Practice: Benet Brandreth on Rhetoric
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Sound and Video Design: An interview with Mic Pool

Sound designer Mic Pool has worked on over 350 productions and established significant relationships with renowned theatres and companies including West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Royal Court, and Ballet Rambert.
Practitioners on Practice... On Sound and Video Design: An interview with Mic Pool
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with Gareth Fry

Gareth Fry, sound designer, is one of the theatre industry's most innovative sonic specialists and is particularly known for his work with celebrated directors Katie Mitchell, John Tiffany, and Sacha Wares.
Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with Gareth Fry
Digital Theatre
(2016)
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Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with John Leonard

John Leonard, freelance Sound Designer, journeys through a rich and transformational career, from hand held tape recorders, through founding the sound department of Bristol’s Old Vic theatre, to blockbuster West End extravaganzas.
Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with John Leonard
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview