The Almeida Podcast In Lockdown

BY Almeida Theatre   May 21, 2020

While coronavirus has forced the Almeida to close its doors, we are keeping the memory of the theatre alive through a new series of podcasts with some familiar Almeida faces.

In these episodes Artistic Director Rupert Goold talks to artists, including Matt Smith, Noma Dumezweni, and Tobias Menzies, about their careers, the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and what they miss most about theatre.

The series kicks off on Saturday 23 May with two episodes. The first with BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated actor Matt Smith who discusses his fear in doing his first ever musical, American Psycho, at the Almeida and his work on screen in The Crown and Doctor Who.

In the next episode Rupert talks to writer Beth Steel (Wonderland) whose play The House of Shades was due to go into rehearsals at the Almeida just as the lockdown hit. She talks about her unconventional route to becoming a writer and the need for theatre to have more working-class voices.

New episodes will be released every week and will feature actors such as Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Tobias Menzies (The Hunt; The Crown) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Present Laughter). We also talk to some of theatre’s best behind-the-scenes creatives, who give a deeper insight into their craft, including designer Miriam Buether (Albion; The Jungle), composer Adam Cork (London Road; Ink) and director Carrie Cracknell (Medea; Oil).

You can listen to all episodes of the Almeida Theatre Podcast online, on Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

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