Archive for ‘Interviews’

13 July, 2010

One-on-One Festival of intimate theatre

Recorded for theatreVOICE at Battersea Arts Centre, 7 – 10 July 2010

Interactive special: I talk to BAC’s joint artistic director David Jubb about the venue’s One-on-One Festival, the first ever of intimate theatre which plays to audiences of one person at a time, and then with practitioners Emma Benson (You Me Now) and Sheila Ghelani (Nurse Knows Best).

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20 June, 2010

:DELIRIUM:

Recorded for theatreVOICE, 19 June 2010

Interview: Ollie Kaderbhai and Poppy Corbett. The Artistic Director and Associate Director of :DELIRIUM: talk to me about staging their debut promenade production, Your Nation Loves You, in the Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo station.

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18 April, 2010

non zero one

Recorded for theatreVOICE at the Barbican, 15 April 2010

non zero one founder members Iván Gonzales, Cat Harrison, Fran Miller and Alex Turner talk to me about their debut show, Would Like To Meet, in which the audience explore a series of environments in the Barbican Centre while led by a voice heard through a pair of headphones. With excerpts from the production.

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12 March, 2010

Home

Recorded at Crofton Lodge for the London Theatre Blog, 5 March 2010

In which I talk to the artists and organisers of Home, a pop-up installation and performance art event staged in a Regency mansion in residential Penge, London.

Interviewees include Simon Cummin (producer, SJC Productions), Lotty Englishby (director, Derelict), Owen Michael Johnson (artist, Accent UK Comics), Ellie Pitkin (artistic director, The Sans Walk Project) and Lara Stavrinou (writer, Derelict)

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7 November, 2009

Plus One Podcast: Belt Up at Southwark Playhouse

In which I discuss York-based immersive theatre company Belt Up’s double bill at Southwark Playhouse with one of its co-directors, James Wilkes.

Unfortunately, because my podcast host only gives me limited storage space, I’ve had to take this episode down to make room for new ones. If you’d like to listen to it, send an email to mail at mattboothman dot com with PLUS ONE 001 as the subject line, and I’ll SendSpace it to you direct.

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28 July, 2009

Max and Iván

Interviewed for The List (issue 635)

‘Last year we opened to no one in the audience,’ says Iván (Ih-vaan), the bearded half of comedy duo Max and Iván. But by the end of August their debut show, Max and Iván Exposed, was routinely selling out. That success was thanks in part to overwhelmingly positive word of mouth. One enthusiastic attendee even hung a handcrafted banner from an apartment window overlooking the Royal Mile. So what makes people so keen to give the pair free publicity? ‘We’ve got a secret flyering technique,’ Iván says. ‘We just talk to people on the Royal Mile, rather than lie down on the floor naked…’

‘ … with a flyer between your butt cheeks,’ Max finishes for him.

But that can’t be the whole story. Their TV-themed 2009 show, Televisionaries, has already received much pre-Fringe publicity, though it hasn’t all been accurate. ‘People have come expecting a Chris Morris-esque evisceration of the world’s media,’ says Max, ‘but it’s just a sketch show.’

Iván clarifies: ‘The sketches are like flicking through the channels. We’re just trying to make people laugh, rather than make a political statement.’ Perhaps that’s the real secret behind their success.