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: Eclipse Theatre Company 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.
Interview
(2016)

Practitioners on Practice: Eloise Thyne On Production Asssistance

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)
Interview
(2016)

Practitioners on Practice: Nicholai La Barrie on Working with Young People

Nicholai La Barrie is the Director of Young People and Emerging Artists at the biggest arts centre in west London. Nicholai discusses the different strands of work he runs with young people, from school programs to working with young offenders, to developing the Lyric’s brand new young acting company, and explains how everything he does as an arts manager is to facilitate being in a room with young creatives, ready to make theatre.
Practitioners on Practice: Nicholai La Barrie (Lyric Director of Young People and Emerging Artisits)
Interview
(2016)

Practitioners on Practice: Sherice Pitter on Development

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)
Interview
(2016)

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.
Interview
(2014)

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
Interview
(2012)

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
Interview
(2014)

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.

Interview
(2012)

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
Interview
(2014)