Posted on 20 May 2013

Race: An interview with Terry Johnson

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Interview and words by Susie Benson, Features Editor

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Posted on 20 May 2013

Edward Hall introduces Race

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I read David Mamet’s Race soon after joining Hampstead – it had just opened on Broadway – and immediately knew I wanted to produce it here.

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Posted on 13 May 2013

Responsible Other: An introduction

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We chat to writer and director of Responsible Other, Melanie Spencer, about her inspirations, writing her debut play and having a soft spot for black humour.

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Posted on 3 May 2013

Behind the scenes with Joanna Howells for #aiww

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By Features Editor, Susie Benson

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Posted on 25 April 2013

A Human Being Died That Night: A writer's introduction

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How does it feel to be returning to Hampstead Theatre?

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Posted on 23 April 2013

A Cup of Tea with... Say It With Flowers actor Sean Jackson

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We chat to actor Sean Jackson about Katie Mitchell’s ‘process’, inspirations and alternative career options.

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Posted on 17 April 2013

The Independent: Howard Brenton interview

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Sowing the seeds of change?

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Posted on 16 April 2013

A Cup of Tea With... Say It With Flowers actor Laura Harling

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We chat to Say It With Flowers actor Laura Harling over a cup of tea about Katie Mitchell, learning impossible lines and swimming in the Serpentine.

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Posted on 2 April 2013

Ai Weiwei discusses Brenton's new play with The Sunday Times

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‘We are here to let people know what a bad man you are’The Sunday Times published 31 March By Leo Lewis

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Posted on 2 April 2013

Howard Brenton: My play is dangerous for Ai Weiwei

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Howard Brenton: My play is dangerous for Ai WeiweiThe Telegraph published 3 April By Tom Wicker

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Posted on 6 March 2013

A Cup of Tea with... Hello/Goodbye's Andy Rush

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We caught up with Andy Rush between rehearsals before the show opened to talk about Charlie Chaplin, juggling and letting out his ‘inner geek’.

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Posted on 4 March 2013

The Independent: William Boyd interview

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The celebrated author, set to publish a 007 novel in September, feels ‘like a new boy on his first day at school’ as his theatrical debut, based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, is staged in London – by Matilda Battersby in The Independent

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Posted on 25 February 2013

The Observer: Tamsin Greig interview

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Photograph: Eamonn Mccabe

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Posted on 25 February 2013

A Cup of Tea with... Hello/Goodbye's Jo Herbert

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We chat to actor Jo Herbert about Tamara Harvey, Di and Viv and Rose and not being allowed to play Joseph in her school nativity.

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Posted on 19 February 2013

Hello/Goodbye: Video interview with Writer and Director

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We interview Hello/Goodbye Writer Peter Souter and Director Tamara Harvey about their inspirations, falling in and out of love and tingly arms. Click below to watch the video.

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Posted on 18 February 2013

Video: Who is Ai Weiwei?

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TED Talks presents a fascinating insight into who Ai Weiwei is and why he’s one of China’s most famous living Artists.

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Posted on 8 February 2013

A Cup of Tea with... I Know How I Feel About Eve's Michele Austin

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We chat to actor Michele Austin about The Bill, Mike Leigh and the thrill of the studio stage.

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Posted on 31 January 2013

A Cup of Tea with... I Know How I Feel About Eve's Christopher Harper

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We caught up with I Know How I Feel About Eve actor Christopher Harper between performances to talk Hampstead Downstairs, rock music and alternative career options.

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Posted on 21 January 2013

Tamzin Outhwaite talks Di and Viv and Rose with Graham Norton

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Tamzin Outhwaite made it through the snow to the Broadcasting House on Saturday 19 January to discuss her return to stage on BBC Radio 2 with Graham Norton.

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Posted on 18 January 2013

The Telegraph: Anna Maxwell Martin, Gina McKee and Tamzin Outhwaite interview

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Far from being a feminist rant, a new play about women’s lives is as bubbly as its stars, finds The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish.

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Posted on 16 January 2013

Hello/Goodbye: An interview with writer Peter Souter

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We caught up with Hello/Goodbye writer Peter Souter to talk about his inspirations, Anthony Minghella and secrets to writing a great comedy.

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Posted on 11 January 2013

Getting To Know You: Charlie Bath, Administrator and Executive Assistant

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We managed to pin down our eternally busy Administrator and Executive Assistant Charlie Bath for a chat about filing, moving from onstage to backstage and Rupert Everett’s fat suit.

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Posted on 10 January 2013

Edward Hall introduces Di and Viv and Rose

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Di and Viv and Rose marks a special moment for Hampstead Theatre: the first transfer of a play from our Downstairs programme to our Main Stage.

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Posted on 8 January 2013

The Observer: Anna Maxwell Martin Interview

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The South Riding star on the dearth of funny roles for women, dance-offs and why she’s only ever spotted in Waitrose.

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Posted on 6 January 2013

Longing: 5 minutes with William Boyd

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He’s an award-winning novelist – An Ice-Cream War, Brazzaville Beach, Any Human Heart, Restless and Waiting for Sunrise are a few titles to his name – but he has never written for the stage.

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Posted on 4 January 2013

A Cup of Tea with... Tu i Teraz (Here and Now) actor Ania Sowinski

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We spoke to Ania Sowinski (pictured, right) about being bi-lingual, her first job and Quentin Tarantino. Ania is currently playing Marysia in Tu i Teraz (Here and Now) which runs until 19 January.

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Posted on 2 January 2013

Tu i Teraz (Here and Now): Learning Polish

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Mark Strepan (pictured, left), who plays Kuba in Tu i Teraz (Here and Now), talks about the challenges of learning Polish for the play.

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Posted on 19 December 2012

An Introduction to new voice Colette Kane

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I Know How I Feel About Eve by Colette Kane kicks off the Downstairs 2013 season.

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Posted on 13 December 2012

A Cup of Tea with... Tu i Teraz actor Anna Elijasz

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We caught up with Anna Elijasz between rehearsals about moving from Poland to attend drama school, what attracted her to the play and playing a prince.

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Posted on 11 December 2012

Why we produced Di and Viv and Rose

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By Greg Ripley-Duggan Hampstead Theatre’s Executive Producer

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Posted on 10 December 2012

Tu i Teraz (Here and Now): A Writer's Introduction

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Inspirations: Stories told, untold and imagined

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Posted on 28 November 2012

Ham & High: Maureen Lipman Interview

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Ham & High’s Bridget Galton interviews Old Money star Maureen Lipman.

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Posted on 27 November 2012

Graham Norton meets Maureen Lipman

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Posted on 27 November 2012

A Cup of Tea with... Ignorance/Jahiliyyah's Dan Rabin

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We caught up with Dan Rabin about the intimacy of Hampstead Downstairs, taking on two characters and his love of open spaces.

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