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An evening of music and memories with leading Artistic Directors

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Thursday 29 & Friday 30 June 2017, 8.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Nicholas Hytner

David Jubb

Ellen McDougall

Emma Rice

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Matthew Dunster

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Join Matthew Dunster, Associate Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, as he interviews leading Artistic Directors about their life, their work and their influences. Their memories will be accompanied by handpicked pieces of music that have inspired them.

Matthew is directing Much Ado About Nothing in the Globe Theatre from 14 July – 15 October.


Emma Rice & David Jubb

Thursday 29 June 2017, 8.00pm

Emma Rice is the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe where she is currently directing Twelfth Night. Other work at the Globe includes The Little Matchgirl and Other Stories, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. For the last 20 years she has worked for Kneehigh as an actor, director and Artistic Director. She was made an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University earlier this year, for her outstanding contribution to the dramatic arts.

David Jubb is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), sharing the Joint Artistic Directorship with David Micklem from 2008 – 2012, and works as a theatre producer. He trained at Bretton Hall, Bristol University and Central School of Speech and Drama, where he is an Honorary Fellow, and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from University of Roehampton. 

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Nicholas Hytner & Ellen McDougall

Friday 30 June 2017, 8.00pm

Nicholas Hytner was Director of the National Theatre from 2003 to 2015, where the productions he directed included The History Boys, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors, and Othello. His films include The Madness of King George. His book Balancing Acts was published by Jonathan Cape in April. His new London Theatre Company will open its first theatre at Tower Bridge – the Bridge Theatre – in Autumn 2017.

Ellen McDougall is Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre where her first season will open in September 2017. Her directing credits include The Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Headlong); Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange); Idomeneus (Gate Theatre); Henry the Fifth (Unicorn); Ivan and the Dogs (Actors Touring Company - nominated for an Olivier Award 2011). Her previous work at Shakespeare’s Globe includes Othello in the Wonder Noir season.

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Interview with Matthew Dunster


Emma Rice on one of her Waxing Lyrical picks:

Listen to To Do With You on SoundCloud.


Listen to Take Care of Business on SoundCloud.


Read more about the musical inspirations of Emma, Ellen McDougall and David Jubb in our blog post: Waxing Lyrical - Inspirational Songs.


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