Playing Lear

10th October 2016

On Wednesday this week RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon broadcasts Gregory Doran's production of King Lear to cinemas across Britain. As preparation for this, my work as producer has meant that I've watched the staging half a dozen times more

Is it live…?

1st August 2016

To Stratford-upon-Avon this week for the World Shakespeare Congress 2016, an international gathering of academics held only once every five years in a different location each time. This being the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death, the eminent Shakespeareans more

Stage to screen workshop in Nottingham

27th April 2016

I'm very much looking forward to this workshop on Saturday in Nottingham. The event is free but do please register online if you would like to attend - there are just a few places left. I hope there will be plenty of more

‘… and there an end’

14th November 2013

Slowly trying to make sense of last night. In many ways the broadcast was immaculate - it looked great and, in the OB truck, it sounded great. There were no significant problems in Stratford but I know that a small more

‘Impartial are our eyes and ears’

7th October 2013

Now how do I write this latest post in my Richard II series? On Friday last I and others watched a full run of the play in the rehearsal room. On Thursday the production has its first preview. So I more