Almeida Theatre Podcast: All Episodes

Listen to all episodes of the Almeida Theatre Podcast. The Almeida Theatre Podcast brings together artists who create the performances on stage to talk about their lives, their work and how they make theatre. All episodes are also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Listen to:

Episode 1: Rebecca Frecknall

Olivier Award-winning Associate Director of the Almeida Theatre, Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke,Three Sisters) talks to the Almeida’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

Episode 2: Jeremy O. Harris

Award-winning playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play), whose upcoming production of “Daddy” makes its UK premiere here at the Almeida Theatre, talks to the Almeida’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

Episode 3: Khalid Abdalla 

Khalid Abdalla, activist and actor (The Kite Runner) previously seen in the Almeida's The Duchess of Malfi and Shipwreck, talks to the Almeida's Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

Episode 4: Matt Smith

In a new series of the Almeida Theatre Podcast, Artistic Director Rupert Goold talks to actors and creatives about the impact the coronavirus lockdown has had, and what theatre means to them. Emmy Award-nominated actor Matt Smith talks to Rupert about their work together on American Psycho at the Almeida, as well as his other work including portraying Prince Philip in The Crown, and as The Doctor in Doctor Who.

Episode 5: Beth Steel

Just as The House of Shades should have opened, award-winning playwright Beth Steel (Wonderland) talks to Artistic Director Rupert Goold about how she approaches writing, and her unconventional route to becoming a playwright.

Episode 6: Adam Cork

Olivier and Tony Award-winning composer and sound designer Adam Cork (The HuntInk) talks to long-time collaborator Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold about how he creates the sound of a production. He also discusses the creation of the critically acclaimed musical London Road.​

Two-time Olivier Award-winning actor Noma Dumezweni talks to the Almeida's Artistic Director Rupert Goold about originating the role of Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the theatre she loves, as well as what it was like performing in Carmen Disruption at the Almeida.

Episode 8: Tobias Menzies

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold talks to actor Tobias Menzies (The Hunt, Game of Thrones, Outlander) about his work on stage, playing Prince Philip in Netflix's The Crown, and his aspirations to become a director.

Episode 9: Indira Varma

Indira Varma (The Treatment, Game of Thrones) talks to Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold about her varied career on screen and stage. She talks about starring opposite Andrew Scott and how the Coronavirus crisis stopped her production of The Seagull after only four previews.

Episode 10: Miriam Buether

Miriam Buether’s designs are regularly seen onstage at the Almeida including in Albion, Shipwreck, Machinal, Boy and Game. In this episode, she talks to Artistic Director Rupert Goold about her design process, growing up in East Germany, and her advice to emerging designers. See more on her designs here.

Episode 11: Mike Bartlett

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold talks to Playwright Mike Bartlett about his critically-acclaimed play Albion. Following two sell-out runs at the Almeida, Albion will be screened on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. Mike discusses how he wrote the play, what he particularly loved about Victoria Hamilton's performance, and how writing for TV is different to writing for theatre.

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