Shakespeare's Women Today: Harriet Walter in Conversation with Carol Rutter

In this inspiring and extraordinary exchange of ideas, Professor Carol Chillington Rutter, editor of Clamorous Voices: Shakespeare’s Women Today, revisits the seminal book with one of its most celebrated interviewees, Harriet Walter. With reference to Walter’s subsequent career and, more recently, her foray into playing male roles, the two explore Shakespeare’s characters and plays in fascinating detail.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Theatre Lives: Imelda Staunton

“The writer is the thing. Sometimes I feel that I haven’t really earned the accolades – I didn’t write it, I’m only saying it out loud really. But when those big parts come along you do have a huge responsibility, and I will rise to that because I am my worst critic... So it's exhausting doing theatre, but wonderful.”
Imelda Staunton
Theatre Lives
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Composing: An interview with Orlando Gough

As a composer, librettist, lyricist and musical director, Orlando has collaborted with leading industry figures Siobhan Davies, Polly Findlay, and Rufus Norris. He is renowned for co-founding minimalist ensemble The Lost Jockey and for his Artistic Directorship of award-winning choir, The Shout.
Practitioners on Practice... On Composing: An interview with Orlando Gough
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

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
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Interview

A Director's Perspective: Luke Sheppard

Luke Sheppard was the Director of From Up Here, a new musical developed by Perfect Pitch.

Luke reflects on the challenge of lifting a new production from the page and into the third dimension. He shares his thoughts on having a performance filmed and explains why he considers it so important that new writing is supported across the industry.

Filmed by Perfect Pitch.

Director Luke Sheppard
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Interview

A Musical Director's Perspective: Tom Attwood

Tom Attwood was the Musical Director for From Up Here, developed by Perfect Pitch.

Tom explains how one can mine the composer's score for information and why it's a Musical Director's responsibility to ensure clarity of storytelling throughout a show's development and into production.

Filmed by Perfect Pitch.

Musical Director Tom Attwood
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Interview

Michael Ball on Musical Theatre

Renowned stage actor Michael Ball made his name when he originated the character of Marius in the West End sensation Les Misérables.

Now a patron of musical theatre company Perfect Pitch, Michael shares his thoughts on the value of new writing and supporting musical theatre.

Filmed by Perfect Pitch.

Actor and Perfect Pitch patron Michael Ball
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Interview

On Directing: Timothy Sheader

Director Timothy Sheader discusses his work on the award-winning production of Into the Woods at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Sheader explains why his choices were led by music more than words, as well as exploring the characterisation of these iconic fairy-tale legends.
Digital Theatre
(2012)
Interview

On Sound: David Palmer

Sound engineer David Palmer spends his time in the theatre listening. His job is to tune into the sound of the show and ensure that the balance and amplification is perfect, and that the actors and musicians feel confident with their vocal tone and levels.

Dave Palmer talks to us in front of the sound monitors sub-stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Digital Theatre
(2014)
Interview

A Mighty Big If: David Coulter

David Coulter works throughout the world as a musician, director, curator, consultant and educator. He is a musical and artistic director of large-scale music and theatre events for Sydney Opera House, Artangel, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The Sage, Gateshead, Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Hall, Les Nuits de Fourviere in Lyon, and La Salle Pleyel in Paris. He composes for dance, theatre, cinema, television and radio. He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost musical saw players. Here, he talks to Richard Strange as part of 'A Mighty Big If' and demonstrates his music with the saw. 

A Mighty Big If: David Coulter
HiBROW
Interview

Michael Collins on Gerald Finzi

HiBROW interviews the clarinettist Michael Collins about the 20th century British composer Gerald Finzi.

Collins is a leading soloist who has performed with many of the world's most renowned orchestras, including the Philadelphia, the Sydney Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony, and has appeared at the BBC Proms festival more times than any other wind soloist.

Michael Collins on Gerald Finzi
HiBROW
Interview

Michael Collins on the Clarinet

HiBROW interviews Michael Collins about his relationship with his instrument, the clarinet. Collins is a leading soloist who has performed with many of the world's most renowned orchestras, including the Philadelphia, the Sydney Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony, and has appeared at the BBC Proms festival more times than any other wind soloist.

HiBROW
Interview

Complicité’s ‘A Disappearing Number’: Annabel Arden and Catherine Alexander in Conversation

Complicité Co-Founder Annabel Arden talks to Associate Director Catherine Alexander about the history of the company and its classic production of A Disappearing Number.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview