Every week for the next 12 weeks, Royal Court Associate Playwright Simon Stephens will be talking to some of the world’s leading playwrights about their lives and their work, their approaches and their careers, and their relationships with the Royal Court.
Playwrights include April De Angelis, Rachel De-lahay, Tanika Gupta, David Hare, Robert Holman, Dennis Kelly, Alistair McDowall, Anthony Neilson, Joe Penhall, Lucy Prebble, Anya Reiss, Polly Stenham and Enda Walsh.
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Episode 2: April De Angelis talks to Simon Stephens
April De Angelis has been writing for the theatre since the mid –eighties. Starting her career as an actor for the significant feminist theatre company Monstrous Regiment, she wrote her first play Breathless in 1987.
Episode 3: Dennis Kelly & Joe Penhall talk to Simon Stephens
This afternoon Simon won’t just be interviewing one of the world’s leading playwrights, but two of them together: Dennis Kelly & Joe Penhall.
Episode 6: Rachel De-lahay talks to Simon Stephens
The career of Rachel De-lahay might be described as the platonic form of a young Royal Court playwright’s career in the 21st century.
Episode 7: Alistair McDowall talks to Simon Stephens
Alistair McDowall made his Royal Court debut as part of the Open Court season in 2013 with Talk Show, a tender exploration of a teenage fantasist. His most recent play X enjoyed massive success in the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs last year.