Spotlight On: Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson

Spotlight On: Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson

8 October 2015

Brave New World designer Naomi Dawson talks about how she got into the industry and how she first approaches a play. 

Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh

Brave New Worlder: James Howard on inspirations, Shakespeare and being in Edinburgh

30 September 2015

'I am channeling Steve Jobs'  reveals James who is playing Thomas the Director in Brave New World. In our interview with him, he shares insights into his character, rehearsals and being in Edinburgh this week. 

Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons

Brave New Worlder: Abigail McKern on family connections and life lessons

23 September 2015

Our Brave New World cast interview series kicks off with Abigail McKern, who plays Linda and various ensemble parts. This is Abigail's third time working with director James Dacre and second time appearing at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where her actor-mother Jane Holland trod the boards in the 1950s. Here, Abigail also shares life lessons from her late father, actor Leo McKern, with whom she co-starred in three season of television's Rumpole of the Bailey. For more on Abigail's previous credits visit the Brave New World cast page

Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World

Sophie Ward, Huxley and These New Puritans pique press interest in Brave New World

22 September 2015

Newly added: double-page spread feature in The Stage newspaper... In addition to the various four-star rave reviews, have you seen the latest news and features about Brave New World, including the national newspaper interviews with Sophie Ward and director James Dacre? Plus some fascinating pieces on the attraction of dystopia.

VIDEO: James Dacre on the use of music in Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on the use of music in Brave New World

17 September 2015

'We've always had a very strong instinct to use music as a key storyteller' - James Dacre on the importance of music in this production.

VIDEO: James Dacre on what audiences should take from Brave New World

VIDEO: James Dacre on what audiences should take from Brave New World

4 September 2015

'If we do our job right, we'll be creating a sense of debate about the way in which people think about their lives' James Dacre on what he hopes audiences will take from seeing the show

VIDEO: Dawn King on becoming a writer

VIDEO: Dawn King on becoming a writer

by Nick Rice

2 July 2015

"I was really lonely and miserable and thought I'd better do something creative" Brave New World adapter Dawn talks getting into writing

VIDEO: Dawn King on adapting Brave New World

VIDEO: Dawn King on adapting Brave New World

by Nick Rice

28 May 2015

Dawn King talks about adapting Aldous Huxley's Brave New World for the stage. Dawn talks about the differences between a novel and a play, her responsibility to Huxley, and how she is influenced by the creative team.

An Actor's Life:  Dan Reilly

An Actor's Life: Dan Reilly

Monday, 20 April 2015

Oh What A Lovely War's Dan Reilly on the best advice he has been given and who the funniest person in the cast is!

'It is the additional energy of a play, which makes a play a play'

'It is the additional energy of a play, which makes a play a play'

by Raza Khan and Philippa Williams

Friday, 17 April 2015

A View from the Bridge's Michael Brandon and Jonathan Guy Lewis on the differences between acting on screen and on stage. 

'They are wonderful female parts... they are strong and full'

'They are wonderful female parts... they are strong and full'

by Raza Khan

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Young reporter Raza Khan talks to A View from the Bridge's Daisy Boulton and Teresa Banham talk about their characters and how they feel about Eddie's demise.

An Actor's Life:  Emma Crossley

An Actor's Life: Emma Crossley

Monday, 13 April 2015

Oh What A Lovely War's Emma Crossley on why she wanted to get involved with this production

John Alastair and Orestes Sophocleous on playing longshoreman and Eddie's prejudice

John Alastair and Orestes Sophocleous on playing longshoreman and Eddie's prejudice

by Philippa Williams

Friday, 10 April 2015

'Back in that era you had to be a man's man' John and Orestes talk prejudices, learning two parts, and being in the cast.

Paul Chesterton and Ben Woodhall on playing immigration officers in A View from the Bridge

Paul Chesterton and Ben Woodhall on playing immigration officers in A View from the Bridge

by Raza Khan

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

"It is extremely relevant, I think this is a pro-immigration play". Young reporter Raza Khan talks to Paul and Ben about their roles as immigration officers in A View from the Bridge

Spotlight on... Lara De Leuw (Assistant Stage Manager)

Spotlight on... Lara De Leuw (Assistant Stage Manager)

by Philippa Williams

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Lara De Leuw talks about being assistant stage manager for the Touring Consortium Theatre Company's A View from the Bridge. As well as this role, she is also the understudy for the characters of Beatrice and Catherine. 

Listen: Orestes Sophocleous and Ben Woodhall on playing Louis and Tony

Listen: Orestes Sophocleous and Ben Woodhall on playing Louis and Tony

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Listen to the playfully candid backstage Q&A with A View from the Bridge's Orestes Sophocleous and Ben Woodhall at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre.

An Actor's Life:  Richard Glaves

An Actor's Life: Richard Glaves

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Oh What A Lovely War's Richard Glaves on his favourite role to date and why people should come and see the show.

Spotlight on... Chris Wellings (Audience Development Officer)

Spotlight on... Chris Wellings (Audience Development Officer)

by Rebecca Parkinson

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Chris Wellings is the Audience Development and Participation Officer at the Darlington Civic Theatre. Running workshops and organising events are just some of the ways he uses to attract an audience. But what else is involved?

Video: Michael Brandon’s 7 childhood memories that prepared him for Arthur Miller

Video: Michael Brandon’s 7 childhood memories that prepared him for Arthur Miller

Friday, 27 March 2015

Brooklyn-born Michael Brandon plays the narrator Alfieri, a Brooklyn lawyer, in the Touring Consortium production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge. In this video interview from the rehearsal room, he explains how his own childhood was perfect research for the play.

Jonathan Guy Lewis on Eddie Carbone, rehearsal room anecdotes and his next project

Jonathan Guy Lewis on Eddie Carbone, rehearsal room anecdotes and his next project

Friday, 27 March 2015

Jonathan Guy Lewis on what motivates his character, being headbutted during rehearsals, and his upcoming play A Level Playing Field at the Jermyn Street Theatre.