Emily Blacksell: Producer and Script Editor

Emily Blacksell is both the Producer and Script Editor of WillShake's Henry V.

Emily explains how distilling Shakespeare's original text in an accessible way can unlock a lively and exciting world for young audiences, enabling them to develop their own passion for Shakespeare's work.

Producer and Script Editor Emily Blacksell
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Interview

Joe Talbot: Director and Producer

Joe Talbot is the Co-Founder of Short Form Film Company and the Director and Producer of WillShake's Henry V.

Joe explains how his own difficulties with Shakespeare growing up prompted him to create WillShake: a vivid, exciting opportunity to break down the barriers that stop young audiences from engaging with the work of our greatest playwright.

WillShake Director and Producer Joe Talbot
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Interview

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.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Documentary

On Producing: David Babani

On Producing: David Babani

David Babani is the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory. Here he talks about creatively and administratively running a theatre, the risks and joys of producing shows and how crucial collaboration is to his role.

David Babani sits in a brown leather armchair in front of a fireplace and bookshelf.
Digital Theatre
(2014)
Interview

On Producing: Deborah Haeur

Producer Debra Hauer discusses some of the complicated choices that staging The Container presented and the decisions she took on behalf of the production.

Producer Debra Hauer backstage for The Container
Digital Theatre
(2012)
Interview

On Producing: Joseph Smith and Becky Barber

Producers Joseph Smith and Becky Barber discuss their work on Private Lives and offer a detailed insight into the business side of bringing a show to the stage.

Joseph Smith and Becky Barber sit in two brown armchairs in front of a fire and a large bookcase
Digital Theatre
(2014)
Interview

On Producing: Kim Poster

Entrepreneur and theatre producer Kim Poster gives Digital Theatre Plus her insight into how to bring plays to the stage and the practicalities and problems involved in producing a West End show.

Digital Theatre
(2012)
Interview

On Producing: Tom O'Connell

Tom O'Connell, one of the West End's youngest producers, discusses how he began to put plays on for audiences and his work behind the 20th anniversary revival of Beautiful Thing.

Tom O'Connell for QNQ, producer of Beautiful Thing
Digital Theatre
(2014)
Interview

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)
Interview