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John Hindley

My West End: An Insight Into Working in Theatre Management

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My West End: An Insight Into Working in Theatre Management

Digital Theatre
Documentary
Operations Director John Hindley provides an exclusive insight into working behind the scenes of the Dominion Theatre as they prepare to showcase the musical Bat Out of Hell. Hindley introduces the key aspects of his role, from HR to organising Front of House, and highlights the skills needed to pursue a career in management and customer service.
My West End: An Insight Into Working as a Lighting Designer (2018)

My West End: An Insight Into Working as a Lighting Designer

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Documentary

My West End: An Insight Into Working as a Lighting Designer

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Documentary
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta takes us behind the scenes of Simon Dormandy’s A Passage to India at the Park Theatre in London. Mehta explores how lighting is used to create atmosphere, signal scene changes and support the overall narrative, and highlights the importance of making brave choices when using colours on stage.
My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Management

My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Management

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My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Management

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Documentary
Deputy Stage Manager Vicky Eames and Assistant Stage Manager Joanne Dunne provide invaluable insight into their roles behind the scenes of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Eames and Dunne examine the functions of the prompt box and demonstrate how organisation and creativity are essential for working in stage management.
Talking About Plays... Frankenstein: An interview with Eliot Giuralarocca

Talking About Plays... Frankenstein: An interview with Eliot Giuralarocca

Digital Theatre
Interview

Talking About Plays... Frankenstein: An interview with Eliot Giuralarocca

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Interview
Actor and theatre director Eliot Giuralarocca discusses his process for bringing John Ginman’s adaptation of Frankenstein to life for Blackeyed Theatre in 2017. Giuralarocca explores the key themes of love and identity as well as the context of Mary Shelley’s original novel and explains his decision to use a bunraku style puppet to represent Frankenstein's monster.
My West End: An Insight Into Working as Head of Wardrobe

My West End: An Insight Into Working as Head of Wardrobe

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Documentary

My West End: An Insight Into Working as Head of Wardrobe

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Head of Wardrobe Ruth McCorkindale takes us behind the scenes of the Novello Theatre to discuss her work on the critically acclaimed musical Mamma Mia! McCorkindale considers how teamwork and collaboration are an essential part of working in the wardrobe department and explains how her sewing and making skills provided her with incredible opportunities to develop in the world of theatre.
My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Operations

My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Operations

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Documentary

My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Operations

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Documentary
Flys Supervisor Laurie Steiner and Stage Systems Supervisor Bill Harrison explore their roles working for English National Opera at the London Coliseum. Harrison discusses his responsibility for testing equipment and monitoring the infrastructure of the stage, while Steiner showcases the machinery used to lift parts of the set into the air for ENO’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Lynn Ruth Miller - TheatreMakers (2019)

TheatreMakers: Lynn Ruth Miller on Cabaret and Comedy

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Interview

TheatreMakers: Lynn Ruth Miller on Cabaret and Comedy

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Interview
Lynn Ruth Miller reveals her journey in becoming the oldest performing female stand-up comedian on both sides of the Atlantic. Miller unveils the challenges of dealing with sexism, ageism and insecurity in a career which has spanned from journalism to cabaret and comedy. She describes both her successes and failures, pinpointing success as an ever-receding utopia, and elaborates on her belief that if society becomes more inclusive, so will the arts.
Amelia Cavallo - TheatreMakers (2019)

TheatreMakers: Amelia Cavallo on Performance Art

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Interview

TheatreMakers: Amelia Cavallo on Performance Art

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Interview
Amelia Cavallo explains the difficulties and challenges of developing a career as a disabled, queer, female theatremaker whose aim is shine a light on the stories that aren’t often told. Cavallo explores her interest in approaching performance from multiple perspectives and disciplines such as music, acrobatics and burlesque, and emphasises the need for more accessible performances.
Myah Jeffers - TheatreMakers (2019)

TheatreMakers: Myah Jeffers on Dramaturgy

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Interview

TheatreMakers: Myah Jeffers on Dramaturgy

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Interview
Myah Jeffers explores her role as a dramaturg working with theatre-makers who go against the grain to develop their story, characters and overarching themes. Jeffers highlights the importance of creating work from an honest and authentic point of view, promoting the use of imagination and the power of language, and reveals how her aim to inspire young Black women who want to get into theatre motivates her to succeed.
Satinder Kaur Chohan - TheatreMakers (2019)

TheatreMakers: Satinder Kaur Chohan on Writing

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Interview

TheatreMakers: Satinder Kaur Chohan on Writing

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Interview
Satinder Kaur Chohan explores her motivations to pursue a career as a writer for theatre, despite not having an arts education. Chohan reveals how growing up as British Asian provided her with the passion to tell stories about community and identity. She explains why theatre provides a platform for her particular writing style, offering a space for new voices and stories to be heard.
Gael Le Cornec - TheatreMakers (2019)

TheatreMakers: Gaël Le Cornec on Devising

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Interview

TheatreMakers: Gaël Le Cornec on Devising

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Interview
Gaël Le Cornec explains how her passion for theatre was ignited growing up in the Amazon and the steps she took to develop her career as an actor, director and writer after moving to London. Le Cornec reveals her process for creating work that explores themes of identity, migration and womanhood and considers the important relationship between the audience and performer, emphasising the need to make people from all around the world connect to a character or story.
Chelsea Walker on Directing (2018)

A Streetcar Named Desire: Chelsea Walker on Directing

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Interview

A Streetcar Named Desire: Chelsea Walker on Directing

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Interview
Chelsea Walker provides an in-depth analysis of Tennessee Williams’ 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and reveals her intentions for staging the play at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton in 2018.