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How my son’s disability is helping me to direct Joe Egg | The Independent April 2013

The more plays I direct, the more I know that I don’t direct them well unless I bring my own experiences into the rehearsal room. Source: How my son’s disability … Continue reading

01/05/2017 · 1 Comment


‘Paul Scofield… was the hardest actor to direct that I’d ever seen. Not because he was difficult–far from it–but because he gave you infinite possibility. With most actors you are … Continue reading

06/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • ERICA WHYMAN • Our Friends in the North • 2008

Erica Whyman is still so inextricably linked in my mind with Southwark Playhouse and the Gate in Notting Hill, that I have to keep reminding myself she has been working … Continue reading

05/26/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • BIYI BANDELE • 2006

Biyi Bandele. Say the name out loud. Go on, try it. It has a sound as lyrical, visceral and satisfying as the author’s own writing. “That’s my vocation,” he says to … Continue reading

06/22/2014 · 1 Comment

Quotes • Ian McKellen on Corin Redgrave

 Corin Redgrave  (1913 – 1991) ‘Corin was a clear-sighted director of actors and disciplined, with brilliant theatrical insights.  One of his notes, I’ve applied in every part since: “Only ever pause before … Continue reading

04/18/2013 · Leave a comment