“It’s as if this blood has crimson-stained the velvet upholstery of theatre seats for good” – Tim Bano on how Lolita Chakrabarti’s debut play unveils some of theatre history’s cruelest moments.
Tim Bano talks to Simon Stokes, artistic director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, about democracy and Monster Raving Loony, a new play by James Graham.
“Is this some kind of cult?” Tim Bano encounters an intriguing promenade opera by Emily Hall, set in the corridors of London’s Corinthia Hotel.
“She’s a housewife, whose existence was for her children for so many years. Now she is obsolete.” Tim Bano reviews Gina McKee’s performance at Tricycle.
Gary Owen talks to Tim Bano about government cuts, growing up in Wales, and his latest play Iphigenia In Splott.
Hate, greed, and willy waving.
It’s all in the game.
Puppets, yes. Muppets? No.
On Sunday 15th November 2015, Battersea Arts Centre broadcast four theatre shows live from BBC’s Television Centre. Tim Bano watched the broadcast with his sister and his cat, and together they offered an insightful commentary. He also went behind the scenes of TV Centre before the broadcast, so there are bits of that adventure in … Continue reading Live From Television Centre
On Henry Irving, the history of acting and museum-piece theatre.
Chariots of plywood.
Tim Bano talks to the director about role-swapping, Simon Stephens, career paths and the full experience of being human.
On Pericles and the particular magic of performing at the Globe and in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
In association with Nick Hern Books. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Presenter Tim Bano follows the progress of scripts from submission to shortlisting by speaking to judges, readers and writers. Featuring interviews with: Michael Oglesby, Anna Jordan, Sarah Frankcom, Suzanne … Continue reading Pursued by a Bear: The Bruntwood Story
On with the show.