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Monday, March 6, 2017

How a German prison is using theatre to de-radicalise young Isis volunteers – video by Jess Gormley and Alex Healey

In the juvenile prison of Wiesbaden in Germany there are more than 300 inmates, including returning Isis fighters from Syria. A pilot project by the German government seeks to reintegrate in…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06AM
Friday, January 20, 2017

Wrestling returns to Blackpool: WWE UK Championship tournament – video by Ben Green and Alex Healey

British independent wrestling is stronger than it has been for decades. The world’s largest wrestling promotion WWE has just crowned its first UK champion after a two night tournament in B…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48AM
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dita Von Teese: 'You can't dictate to a woman what should make her feel sexy' - video interview by Sarfraz Manzoor and Alex Healey

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese speaks to Sarfraz Manzoor about her profession. How did she get into striptease? What are her views on glamour and on artificial beauty? What does she represe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:19PM
Sunday, January 17, 2016

John Malkovich: 'I've read more books on the Middle East than any British journalist' - video by Andrew Dickson, Alex Healey and Mustafa Khalili

As he arrives at London's Barbican to play an operatic serial killer, John Malkovich talks to Andrew Dickson about being back on stage, doing the Edinburgh festival for the first time – an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:53AM
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cast me as a butler with a funny walk: Michael Gambon interviewed by Michael Billington - video by Michael Billington, Alex Healey and Tom Silverstone

When did Michael Gambon discover that he could act? What was his first role? And what did he learn from working with Laurence Olivier, Alan Ayckbourn and Harold Pinter? The great actor talks…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00AM
Friday, August 10, 2012

Edinburgh festival 2012: Sarfraz Manzoor tackles Bruce Springsteen – video by Alex Healey and Andrew Dickson

At the 2012 Edinburgh festival, Springsteen obsessive Sarfraz Manzoor talks about his one-man comedy show The Boss RulesAlex HealeyAndrew Dickson

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:08AM
Friday, May 25, 2012

Peter Brook: 'Simplicity is not a style' - video interview by Andrew Dickson, Alex Healey and Cameron Robertson

As his version of The Suit based on a township short story by the South African dissident Can Themba reaches the Young Vic in London, legendary director Peter Brook meets Andrew Dickson to…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:11AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Edinburgh festival 2011: Improvisation on the fringe - video by Brian Logan and Alex Healey

Brian Logan explores different types of improvisation on the Edinburgh fringe, and takes a Chaucerian workshop with the 'hard bardic' group The School of NightHe meets the Phill Jupitus Quar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:31AM
Friday, June 10, 2011

Arnold Wesker: 'It does feel as though the wilderness may be receding' - video by Andrew Dickson, Lindsay Poulton and Alex Healey

Playwright Arnold Wesker speaks to Andrew Dickson about his life and work including the new revival of his landmark play, Chicken Soup with Barley, as it returns to London's Royal Court afte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:35AM