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Monday, February 26, 2018

theartsdesk in Minsk: feasting with Belarus Free Theatre by Jasper.rees

The renowned underground theatre company confronts the past and present at home and abroadBudzma! (Cheers!) At a long, food-laden table in a noisy room of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, a to…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 04:00AM
Monday, January 22, 2018

Jeremy Irons: 'I was never very beautiful' - interview by Jasper.rees

In his 70th year the actor looks back on Olivier and Gielgud, on the Oscars and his start at Bristol Old VicIn 2016 the Bristol Old Vic turned 250. To blow out the candles, England’s oldes…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 04:00AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

'She has escaped from my Asylum!': The Woman in White returns by Jasper.rees

Two more versions of Wilkie Collins's thriller on stage and screen join a long rollcallThe Woman in White insists on being told and retold. Wilkie Collins’s much loved thriller is per…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 05:36AM
Monday, November 6, 2017

Douglas Henshall: 'You can get stuck when you’ve been in the business for 30 years' - inteview by Jasper.rees

The Scottish actor on the National Theatre staging of Network and going back to Shetland“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to stand for it!” In 1976 American anger about the state of…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 05:54AM
Monday, October 16, 2017

David Oakes: 'I haven’t done anything as bad as my characters' by Jasper.rees

The actor stars opposite Natalie Dormer in Venus in Fur. Why is he always exploring the dark side?“He has something of Dillane about him.” Thus Patrick Marber on David Oakes. “I rate h…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 06:04AM
Monday, July 24, 2017

Olivia Williams interview: 'Are you on drugs?' 'No I've just spent the day acting' by Jasper.rees

The actress summoned to Hollywood who lived to tell the tale, wittilyOlivia Williams’s first film was, (in)famously, seen by almost no one. The Postman, Kevin Costner’s futuristic flop, …

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:48AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

10 Questions for George Stiles and Anthony Drewe: 'we are optimistic people' by Jasper.rees

The makers of quintessentially English musicals on heading back to the Edwardian era for The Wind in the Willows at the PalladiumGeorge Stiles and Anthony Drewe – Stiles and Drewe, as the …

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 09:06PM
Monday, May 8, 2017

10 Questions for sound designer Adam Cork by Jasper.rees

Mee the sound magician behind 'Enron', 'London Road' and now Yaël Farber's 'Salomé'No one ever went to the theatre for the sound design. Indeed, only the…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 09:06PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sunday Book: Nicholas Hytner - Balancing Acts by Jasper.rees

The National Theatre's former boss is wonderfully insightful about everything but himselfAfter the first preview of Mike Leigh’s play Two Thousand Years at the National Theatre, a you…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 10:06PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith: from The Jewel in the Crown to King Charles III by Jasper.rees

The actor played pillars of the establishment, but there was much more to him than that It is the fate of a certain type of well-spoken classically trained actor to wear the livery of the En…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:18AM
Monday, February 13, 2017

10 Questions for Actor Conleth Hill by Jasper.rees

He's George to Imelda's Martha, Varys in 'Game of Thrones', and an acting genius Some know him only as Lord Varys the scheming eunuch, spymaster to the king of the Seven …

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 05:31AM
Thursday, February 9, 2017

The private life of Stefan Zweig in England by Jasper.rees

His great novel 'Beware of Pity' is being staged at the Barbican. Who was Zweig, and the woman with whom he committed suicide?On 23 February 1942 at half past four in the afternoon…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 06:42AM
Monday, February 6, 2017

10 Questions for Actress Phoebe Fox by Jasper.rees

Cumberbatch's queen, Mark Strong's guilty secret, now she's pocket Olivia to Tamsin Greig's MalvoliaIn London and New York, Phoebe Fox (b. 1987) is known to theatregoers …

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:18AM
Monday, January 9, 2017

Interview: Claire Foy, Netflix queen by Jasper.rees

Celebrating the great British actress who rules the waves (and the Golden Globes)It was a good night for British thespians at the 2016 Golden Globes. The stars of The Night Manager – Tom H…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 05:06AM
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Seasons of love: Rent 20 years on by Jasper.rees

Jonathan Larson died before his musical struck gold. Was there more to come?On January 25 1996, after Rent's final dress rehearsal at the off-off-Broadway New York Theater Workshop, its comp…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:12AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10 Questions for Director Christopher Luscombe by Jasper.rees

The gifted master of ceremonies who is bringing his double bill of Shakespearean comedy to the West End  When Shakespeare visits the bearpit of the West End, it is usually in the company of…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 02:12AM
Sunday, December 4, 2016

When Sam Shepard was a Londoner by Jasper.rees

The great American playwright, back in the West End with 'Buried Child', spent three formative years in London. Those who were there rememberSam Shepard came to live in London in 1…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:06AM

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