Lyric 360

This unique and exclusive documentary opens the door to life at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, west London, during summer and autumn 2017. DT+ goes behind the scenes to access all areas of the company, from their extensive young people’s programme to the key planning stages for their main house production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Documentary
(2017)

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
Interview
(2016)

A Chief Executive's Perspective: Ron McAllister

Ron McAllister is the Chief Executive of South Hill Park, the arts centre that helped develop From Up Here and from which the livestream of the musical was broadcast in 2012.

Ron explains his journey with the musical and why, for him, it was the appealing of a choice of shows to take into production.

Filmed by Perfect Pitch.

South Hill Park Chief Executive Ron McAllister
Interview
(2015)

On Design: Anthony Ward

Award-winning theatre designer Anthony Ward talks about what motivates him to create his work, the challenges of the job and adjusting to working with new technology.

Private Lives designer Anthony Ward sits in a library on a brown leather armchair
Interview
(2014)

On Design: Francis O'Connor

Francis O’Connor was set and costume designer for Gemma Bodinetz’s futuristic reimagining of Macbeth. Giving in-depth insights into his creative process, O’Connor reflects on the importance of imagery, and considers the role of collaboration with the director, as well as the acting company.
Francis O'Connor On Design, Macbeth
Interview
(2012)

On Design: Merle Hensel

Merle Hensel chats about the collaborative nature of the creative design process and how she developed her ideas that shaped the visual landscape for Lovesong.

Merle Hensel On Design, Lovesong by Abi Morgan
Interview
(2012)

On Design: Michael Vale

Designer Michael Vale illuminates the theatre design process and discusses the creative challenges he faced working on The Comedy of Errors with the RSC.
Interview
(2012)

On Design: Tom Piper

Tom Piper, Associate Designer of the RSC, talks to us about his role in creating a production. He speaks in depth about the research that goes into creating a world on stage and the training, skills and experience required to design a stage production. We learn of the importance of the design role to the storytelling process and his intention to allow the tale to unfold over time.

Tom Piper On Design, As You Like It, by William Shakespeare
Interview
(2012)

On Design: Tom Scutt

Tom Scutt takes us through the creative challenges of designing a play as epic as King Lear in the intimate space of the Almeida Theatre. 

Interview
(2013)

On Props: Lindah Balfour

Lindah has spent her career in theatre working behind-the-scenes on the stage management team. She has covered every role from props supervisor and deputy stage manager through to company stage manager. She chats about her love of the job and what it involves.

Lindah Balfour (Props Supervisor) headshot
Interview
(2013)

On Theatre Design: Max Jones

Max Jones was the set and costume designer on Phillip Breen's revival production of Sam Shepard's True West. Jones shares his experience of having a multifaceted creative role and details how the American road movie genre inspired him to produce a filmic aesthetic within a theatre space.
Interview
(2016)