7 August 2015
Podcast

Pursued by A Bear – Cubs #1: Tether

By Annegret Märten

The Bear has stopped pursuing. During August she’s giving birth to lots of little cubs, a selection of mini episodes from the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. There’ll be interviews and insights into performers’ and punters’ experiences of the Festival. Isley Lynn’s show Tether is about a blind long distance runner and her guide. We spoke to cast members … Continue reading Pursued by A Bear – Cubs #1: Tether


27 July 2015
Podcast

Pursued By A Bear Episode 4: Uncaused Effects

By Tim Bano

In association with Nick Hern Books. Visit www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/exeunt for exclusive discounts on books by many of the playwrights featured in this podcast. This month we talk to nine playwrights at various stages of their career and at different points of the writing process. We discuss all aspects of playwriting, from initial sparks of thought to page and, finally, to … Continue reading Pursued By A Bear Episode 4: Uncaused Effects


8 June 2015
Podcast

Pursued by a Bear: Europe!

By Tim Bano

This month with a comprehensive look at European theatre! Find it on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1MBINDW Annegret talks to Andrew Haydon, Lee Anderson and Megan Vaughan at Theatertreffen in Berlin. Tim talks to Selma Dimitrijevic, the artistic director of Greyscale Theatre. Rebecca Jacobson finds out about an immersive Twin-Peaks-inspired show in Germany. Holger Syme says intelligent things about German … Continue reading Pursued by a Bear: Europe!


2 June 2015
Podcast

The Faraway Tree: Kate Craddock

By Daniel Bye

Daniel Bye speaks to Kate Craddock, the artistic director of GIFT, the Gateshead International Festival of Theatre. They talk about GIFT, arts-led regeneration, artist development and Arts Council strategic funding priorities.



1 April 2015
Podcast

Pursued By A Bear

By Tim Bano

This month’s endearingly ramshackle offerings: reviews of Little Light, A Stab In The Dark, The Eradication of Schizophrenia In Western Lapland (with Catherine Love, Megan Vaughan, Annegret Märten and Tim Bano); Brian Logan talks about his role at Camden People’s Theatre; and Stewart Pringle, Eleanor Turney and Dave Ralf share their experiences of Battersea Arts Centre.



2 February 2015
Podcast

The Faraway Tree: Rachel Chavkin

By Daniel Bye

Daniel Bye speaks to Rachel Chavkin, director of The TEAM. They talk about Andrew Schneider’s extraordinary show YOUARENOWHERE, connectedness, ensemble, directors as generative artists, creepy male directors, and a whole lot more besides.


15 January 2015
Podcast

The Faraway Tree: Greg Wohead

By Daniel Bye

Daniel Bye speaks to theatre-maker Greg Wohead, whose recent projects include Hurtling and The Ted Bundy Project. They talk about presence, re-enactment, mythologies, where they come from, and Elvis Presley. A LOT of Elvis Presley.


12 November 2014
Podcast

The Faraway Tree: Nicki Hobday

By Daniel Bye

Daniel Bye speaks to theatre maker and performer Nicki Hobday, who’s recently worked with Forced Entertainment, Michael Pinchbeck and 30Bird. They talk about Manchester’s making communities, about making your own work as compared to appearing in that of others, and about ambition and career “ladders”.


7 October 2014
Podcast

The Faraway Tree: Josh Coates

By Daniel Bye

In the second Faraway Tree podcast, Daniel Bye speaks to Bolton based theatre-maker Josh Coates about what “emerging artist” means – if anything – and about what is and isn’t happening in Greater Manchester performance-wise at the moment.


22 September 2014
Podcast

The Faraway Tree: Kieran Hurley

By Daniel Bye

The first Faraway Tree podcast from Daniel Bye is a conversation with writer and performer Kieran Hurley, which took place in Glasgow on the day of Scotland’s independence referendum. They talked about what Yes or No votes might mean for him and his work, about ceilidhs, regional identity, John McGrath and quite a lot more.




15 March 2014
Podcast

Acting on test results in an electronic world

By Laura Jane Dean

“I’m in a big, cold, mostly empty, disused shop in Folkestone, alone, surrounded by lots of pieces of coloured card which were scribbled on yesterday, two wooden chairs, a list of things to write, and my medical file from the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. A medical record, neater and more compact than I expected it to be, containing all the necessary information and data, for the sixteen weeks I spent undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy. I pick it up, and start reading it, out loud.” Laura will be at BAC with her show Head Hand Head on the 21st & 22nd of March.