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
Interview
(2015)

Mike Leigh and Lesley Manville: On Screen Acting

This intimate and comprehensive exchange between Mike Leigh and actress Lesley Manville is a unique exploration of the art of screen acting.
Mike Leigh and Lesley Manville: On Screen Acting
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

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Actor Conversation

In this perceptive conversation, a group of seven actors discuss their experiences of working with the Michael Chekhov technique.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Atmosphere

In the eleventh of 12 masterclasses, Ragnar Freidank – a former student of Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan – demonstrates how to work with space, images and crossing the threshold.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Expanding and Contracting

In the third of 12 masterclasses, Lenard Petit – founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA – demonstrates how to work with inner movement, inner gesture and action, as well as exploring methods of preparation.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Ghost Exercise

In the last of 12 masterclasses, Joanna Merlin and Ragnar Freidank demonstrate how to work with imaginary scene partners.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Imaginary Body

In the tenth of 12 masterclasses, Ted Pugh – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with straight and curved lines, as well as application to characters in Three Sisters.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Imaginary Centres

In the eighth of 12 masterclasses, Lenard Petit – founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA – demonstrates how to work with the three centres, the ideal centre and the imaginary centre.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Introduction and Teacher Conversation

Five of the world’s leading teachers of the Michael Chekhov technique – Joanna Merlin, Lenard Petit, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and Ragnar Freidank – give an insightful introduction to the series.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Psychological Gesture

In the seventh of 12 masterclasses, Joanna Merlin – the last student of Michael Chekhov still actively teaching – demonstrates how to work with contraction, expansion, and gesture, as well as exploring archetypes in Three Sisters.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Qualities of Movement I

In the fourth of 12 masterclasses, Fern Sloan – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with molding, floating, flying and radiating.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Qualities of Movement II

In the fifth of 12 masterclasses, Ted Pugh – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with inner activity and inner event, as well as exploring stage business and application to scenes.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Radiating and Receiving

In the sixth of 12 masterclasses, Ragnar Freidank – a former student of Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan – demonstrates how to work with throwing balls, giving attention, the audience and the text.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Remembering Chekhov

In this panel discussion, Mala Powers, Joanna Merlin and Jack Colvin – all former students of Michael Chekhov – discuss their experiences of working with him in Hollywood, California.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Sensations

In the ninth of 12 masterclasses, Lenard Petit – founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA – demonstrates how to work with falling, floating and balancing.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: The Four Brothers

In the second of 12 masterclasses, Fern Sloan – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with ease, form, beauty and a sense of the whole.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Waking up the Instrument

In the first of 12 masterclasses, Ted Pugh – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with the three centres, the ideal centre, and also explores the concept of inner movement.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
Masterclass

Movement Direction in King Lear

Movement director Coral Messam worked on Talawa Theatre Company’s 2016 production of King Lear. Here, Messam explores some of the specific decisions that were made in order to make the production a physical reality.
Talawa
(2017)
Interview