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S01:14 Spotlight on: Rachel Smith

S01:14 Spotlight on: Rachel Smith

May 31, 2021

Today Ricky and Gavin talk to Lazarus Alumni, Theatre and Architectural Lighting Designer, Photographer and friend from Downunder, Rachel Smith. Rachel trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney.  Rachel first worked with Lazarus in 2012 as Lighting Designer for Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis at the Jack Studio Theatre, then went on to work on our production of Sophocles’ Oedipus at the Blue Elephant Theatre, our rep of Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage and Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Greenwich Theatre and our Owle Schreame Award Winning production of The Tragedy of Mariam, all in 2013. It was all going so well, then Rachel decided to move back to Australia where she has now moved from theatre to architectural lighting design and is starting her own Wedding Photography company.

 

Follow Rachel on Instagram @wearewildphotography

To find out more about where Rachel works and their effort to make streets safer go to www.arup.com.au/sites/lighting-capability/labs/

 

During her conversation, Rachel talks about:

Euripides, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Mariam, Carey, Tristan Bates, Greenwich theatre, Australia, Downunder, Architectural lighting, Theatre lighting, Dogs, Dog Mum, Happy Birthday dogs, Covid, Pandemic, lockdown, new south wales, Wedding, marriage, work from home, home owning, events, Kaiser chiefs, concerts,

Gigs, ice skating rink, History, Architecture, London, process, angles, lamps, set design, directors style, key moments, Pinterest, natural light, light installation, rehearsals, chatting, communication, theatre, get up a ladder, Jack studio theatre, Brockley, Iphigenia, light in the cupboard, seeing the tech, Brechtian, haze, fog, light as design, Oedipus, Sophocles, Memory, Dido, King Lear, rep, focussing, lamps, locations, moody, storytelling, The Tragedy of Mariam, Elizabeth Carey, Camden Fringe, challenges, fringe, Architectural lighting design, breakout space, lobbies, Airports, hotels, public squares, enhance the architecture, coves, under benches, floor lamps, pendants, layering the light, function, accent lighting, feature lighting, mood of the space, colour temperature, technical, defuse beam, cri – rendering, colour in a space, longevity, efficiently of lighting, night light, effecting animals, legacy, train stations, spy on people, people watching, accessibility, ambiance, low level lighting, safe spaces, changing the standards, wedding photography, friends, smiling, chasing the sunset, photography is about lighting, composition, fast paced, 2nd shooter, support, own camera, angle of the sun, glow, dappled light, harsh, sunlight, moving your subject, position, 60 seconds

 

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S01:13 Spotlight on: Ingvild Lakou

S01:13 Spotlight on: Ingvild Lakou

May 24, 2021

Today Ricky and Gavin talk to Lazarus Associate, and our Queen of the Faires Ingvild Lakou!  Ingvild played Hippolyta and Titania in our 2018 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Greenwich Theatre, and participated in workshops, readings and our monthly Lazarus Book Club! Ingvild’s screen credits include Raised by Wolves directed by Ridley Scott and Luke Scott and Cerses in The Tempest for CBEEBIES!

 

Follow Ingvild on Twitter @Ingvild_Lakou and Instagram @ingvild.lakou

Find out more about Ingvild’s work: www.spotlight.com/9815-7861-9863

 

During her conversation, Ingvild talks about:

The Tempest, CBEEBIES, Workshops, Zoom, Writing, Year of Exploration, Keeping creative, Spontaneity, Freedom, Travelling, Process, Norway, Children’s Parties, Strong Female Characters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hippolyta, Titania, Force Feeding Chocolate Muffins, Confetti, Donkeys, Shakespeare, Iambic Pentameter, Ibsen, Cleopatra,

 

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S01:12 Spotlight On: Ken Pickering

S01:12 Spotlight On: Ken Pickering

May 17, 2021

Today Ricky and Gavin talk to none other than Ken Pickering! We first met Ken when he was chair of The Marlowe Society, for our production of Tamburlaine the Great back in 2015. Ken has successfully combined the careers of playwright, theatre director, academic, examiner and writer. With over twenty published plays to his credit and a similar number of books on aspects of theatre he has been Professor of Theatre at Universities on both sides of the Atlantic and Chief Examiner for a number of major awarding bodies including lead assessor for the Council of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre.

 

Find out more about the Marlowe Society here www.marlowe-society.org/

Find out more about the Post Show Q&A of Tamburlaine here www.terripaddock.com/photos-and-podcast-why-we-should-edit-classics-like-hamlet-and-marlowes-tamburlaine/

 

During his conversation, Ken talks about:

ReShake Theatre Company, Gorboduc, Rose Theatre Bankside, Christopher Marlowe, Musical Theatre, Reading, Anthology of Speeches, Performance Notes, Inspire young performers, Laurence Olivier, Female speeches, Not poetry but dialogue, Psychological actors, Voice conscious actors, Marlowe’s Women, “Theatre/Drama is a living artform”, The Tempest, John Gielgud, Peter Brook, Look Back in Anger, Elvis Presley, Macbeth, Teaching, Music, Dr Faustus, Stephen Joseph, Davin Campton, Dover, Canterbury, The Mystery Plays, Marlowe Society, Murder in the Cathedral, Poland, Grotowski, Chanel Theatre Company, Tamburlaine the Great, Josh hinds, Terri Paddock, “Marlowe asks about the meaning of being alive.”, Asides, Levels of the stage, Theatre Craft, Language, Decasyllabic line, Marlowe 450, Fourth Monkey, Sir Henry Irving, Marlowe Theatre, Marlowe in exile in Italy, Fake Death, Elizabeth, Was Marlowe a spy?, Length of Dialogue, Strindberg, Dido, Queen of Carthage, As you Like it, Interrogating the world, Lambeth Conference, Canterbury Plays, Drama education, Thinking performer, Accelerated courses, Rigour, Nurture not torture, Edwardian Theatre,

 

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S01:11 Spotlight on: Adam Trigg

S01:11 Spotlight on: Adam Trigg

May 3, 2021

Today, Ricky and Gavin talk to company photographer, Adam Trigg. Adam joined the company for our 2010 production of Hecuba which played at The Tristan Bates Theatre, since then he’s gone on to photograph every production since bar three! This includes:  Macbeth, Don Carlos, Women of Troy, King Lear , As You Like It, Merchant of Venice, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Hatpin, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oedipus, Dido Queen of Carthage, King Lear, The Spanish Tragedy, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, The Revengers Tragedy, Henry V, Tamburlaine, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bacchae, Tis Pity, Beggars Opera, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Taming of the Shrew, Edward II, Edward II, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Lord of the Flies, Salome and Macbeth! (including rehearsal photography for Hedda Gabler)

During his conversation Adam talked about:

The Mitre, App design, Photography training, Website design, Desert explorer, Cold beers, Outdoor Pantomime, Music concert, Promo shoot, Routine, Stealth mode Trigg, Rehearsal shots, Production shots, Theatre Photography, Portrait photography, Hecuba, Immersion Theatre Company, Conscious of being an interloper, Stealth, Technology improvements, Confidence, Luxury, Rehearsed shots, Freelance, Play research, Learning about the play, Meeting the actors, Lord of the Flies, Choreography, Familiarisation, Edit, Smoke, Capture the key moments, Technical rehearsal, Large Ensemble, Telling the whole story, Anticipation, Intimate and spacious theatres, Greenwich Theatre, Smaller spaces, Ladders, Buildings speak and co-operate with you, Actors,

 

Listener’s questions:

How do you deal with the smoke?

Top tips for theatre photographers?

How do you frame a composition so well?

How many pictures do you take in a rehearsal room session?

What makes a great rehearsal or production shot?

 

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S01:10 Spotlight on: Shakespeare‘s Birthday Special

S01:10 Spotlight on: Shakespeare‘s Birthday Special

April 26, 2021

Today Gavin celebrates William Shakespeare’s birthday by talking to Alice Emery, Darcy Willison, Fred Thomas and Hamish Somers about Shakespeare, why they think his plays last, and dish about Macbeth 2020.

Lazarus Associate Artist and current leader of the 60 second challenge, tied with Ricky Dukes, Alice Emery played Lady Macbeth in our 2020 production of Macbeth and Fluellen in our 2015 all-female production of Henry V. Alice has also played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rosalind in As You Like it.

Darcy Willison trained at Fourth Monkey Actor Training where she played the role of Friar Laurence in Romeo & Juliet. Her Lazarus Debut was in our 2019 revival of Lord of the Flies as Roger and joined the company of Macbeth to play the roles of Lady Macduff, Angus, Murderer and Seyton.

Fred Thomas trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His Lazarus debut was in our 2020 production of Macbeth playing Malcolm and Apparition. He has also played Snout & Mustardseed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ferdinand in The Tempest.

Hamish Somers hails from the land of Macbeth and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His Lazarus Debut was in our 2020 production of Macbeth playing the roles of Lennox, the bloody Captain, and as a Weird Sister.

 

During their conversation, Alice, Darcy, Fred and Hamish talked about:

Audiobooks, Yoga, Movement, Teaching, Zoom, Dog, Children, Twins, Scotland, Short Films, Death Metal, Starbucks, Herefordshire, Banjo, Hereford Shakespeare Club, Shakespeare Fright Night, Rule of Six, Film, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Julius Caesar, COVID, Meisner, Lord of the Flies, Drama Club, Football, Amateur Dramatics, William Shakespeare, Education, Arthur Miller, Merchant of Venice, Musical Theatre, English, Macbeth, Bottom, The Histories, BBC, King John, Coriolanus, Pericles, Shakespeare Animated, Smart Board, David Tenant, Hamlet, Pop culture, Timeless, Films, Eloquent expression, Themes, Dr Faustus, Prose, Popular Playwright, Universal Truths, The study of man, Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd, John Webster, Ensemble, French Scening, Shared conversation, Shared Understanding, Jamie O’Neill.

 

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S01:09 Spotlight on: Lazarus Theatre Company

S01:09 Spotlight on: Lazarus Theatre Company

April 19, 2021

Today Ricky and Gavin Talk about how Lazarus Theatre Company started in 2007 with a production of Medea, its history and where the company is going.

 

During the conversation, Ricky and Gavin talk about:

Arts Council applications, Time, Drama School, Being an actor, Shared Experience, Propeller, Medea, Lazarus, University, Classics Company, Jason Carnegie, Scratch Nights, Storytelling, Haze Machine, Lamps, Scale, Tamburlaine, Sue Downing, Scene pool, Kerry Irvine, Camden People’s Theatre, Elektra, Zimbabwe, Jasmine Cullingford, Blue Elephant Theatre, Duchess of Malfi, Abridged, Seasons of work, Repertory theatre, Rehearsal Room blog, Behind the Scenes, Engagement, How we make work, Treat every play as a new play, Variety, Early modern plays, Sejanus, Ben Jonson, Spanish Tragedy, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mama Mia, New Writing, Tristan Bates, Jack Studio Theatre, National Theatre, Rufus Norris, Accidents, Revenger’s Tragedy, Henry V, Bertolt Brecht, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Stephen Unwin, Sorcha Corcoran, Edward II, Greenwich Residency, Lazarus Future.

 

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S01:08 Spotlight On: Lysanne van Overbeek

S01:08 Spotlight On: Lysanne van Overbeek

April 12, 2021

Today Gavin talks to theatre and opera director, activist and Lazarus Associate, Lysanne van Overbeek! After training in the Netherlands, Lysanne moved to London to study Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Whilst at Trinity Laban, she developed a specific interest in classical and physical theatre. She founded Over the Pond Productions in 2018, telling stories from and about Europe in an effort to bring people together. Lysanne first worked with Lazarus in 2016 as an actor in our production of Euripides The Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre. She then went on to assistant direct our production of Marlowe’s Edward II and our co-production with Bath Spa University of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure both at the Greenwich Theatre in 2018.

 

Follow Lysanne on Twitter and Instagram: @LysanneVO

Find out more about Lysanne’s work: www.lysannevanoverbeek.co.uk/

 

During her conversation, Lysanne talks about:

Theatre Shutdown, Band-Aid, Postponement, Cancellations, COVID, COVID regulations, Ensemble, 1 or 2 handers, Opera, Chorus, Stage, Distance, Finances, Audience confidence, Insecure, Getting ready, Online theatre, National Theatre, Over the pond productions, Oratorio music, Religious music, Stay creative, Modern composer, Susanna MacRae, Romeo & Juliet, Parameters, Deadlines, Blank paper, Jealousy, Process, Excitement, Stress, Ensemble, Get out, Set, Dressing Rooms, Bacchae, Greek Theatre, Stories from women’s perspectives, Friends, David Bullen, Penthius, Slips, Suit, Speech, Scene, Opening movement, Blue Elephant Theatre, Director, Michael Spenceley, Epic, Classical theatre, Human stories, Verona, Sesame Street, Blue Cheese, Brie, Edward II, Tristan Bates Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Original cast, Company, Rehearsal space, Community hall, Festivals, Conductor, Music, Text, Breath, Read music, Musical Theatre, Repetition, Classical music, Queen of the Night, Live it, ITA, Berliner Ensemble, Cure  Parkinson’s Trust, Concerts, Monologue Night, Opera Night, Parkinson’s Disease, Limitless.

 

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S01:07 Spotlight on: Micha Colombo

S01:07 Spotlight on: Micha Colombo

April 5, 2021

Today Ricky and Gavin talked to the wonderfully multi-talented Micha Colombo. Micha is an 'actor, writer, storyteller and voice artist based in the South-West and very happy to say is a Lazarus Associate Artist. Micha’s Lazarus Journey began with a double bill of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus under the banner of “Our World at War” which played as part of The Camden Fringe at the Tristan Bates Theatre in 2014. She then went on to be a part of the ill fated 2014 production of Henry V which was cancelled due to my run in on my bike and a sports car door! Micha was also part of our semi staged reading on Polly by John Gay directed by Sara Reimers. It was then 3 years later when Micha returned to the stage with us as Prospero in our 2019 production of The Tempest. As well as being a fantastic performer, ensemble member and company supporter Micha has written and directed stage work, written poetry and has even gone to the dark side and into theatre management!

 

Stay tuned at the end of the episode for Queen, a poem written and read by Micha.

 

During her conversation, Micha talks about:

Children, Beach, Sharks, Emma Rice, Dream, Reminiscing, Remembering, Appreciation, Success, Process, School plays, University, Calling, Birkbeck, Night classes, Passion, Drama School, Stretch your imagination, Mainstream Education, Becoming a parent, Feminist agenda, Being a parent, Falling in love, Home lives, Family relationships, Domestic, Our Word at War Rep, 2 shows in one night, it’s about the story not about the character, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, William Shakespeare, Messy, Ensemble, Birthday Party, Test, Democratic way of working, Group dynamic, Supportive, The Tempest, Prospero, Pressure, Negative thoughts, Vulnerable, Trust, Being the lead, Friday night drinks, Throwing paper, Projecting, Greenwich Theatre, Tristan Bates theatre, Rehearsals, Using voice, Exhaustion, Huge stage, Gift, Dress, Costume, Audience, Henry V, Fluellen, Union Theatre, Keepy upy, Dora the Explorer, Poetry, Release, Sutton Theatres, Lockdown, Loo roll, Artists, Community space, Cornflake game

 

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S01:06 Spotlight on: Alice Emery

S01:06 Spotlight on: Alice Emery

March 29, 2021

This week Ricky and Gavin talk to actor, stage combat specialist, fight director and Lazarus Associate, Alice Emery! Alice trained at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts and Drama Centre London, the latter inspiring her deep love of Early Modern playwrights. She received further training as an instructor for the Academy of Performance Combat and runs the sword fighting demonstrations at Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibitions. Alice first worked with Lazarus in 2014/15 in Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Union Theatre, then went on to work on our devised production of Euripides The Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre, John Ford’s Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Tristan Bates Theatre, the rehearsed reading of John Gay’s seldom seen sequel to The Beggar’s Opera, Polly the sequel all in 2016 and most recently, played Lady Macbeth in our 2020 production of Macbeth just before the theatre shutdown.

 

Follow Alice on Twitter and Instagram: @reggieseeley

Find out more about Alice’s work: www.Spotlight.com//0611-0199-9390

 

During her conversation, Alice talks about:

Shakespeare's globe, stage combat, weapons, steel swords, Phillip Stafford, Scotland steel, Fight direction, Creativity, Lockdown, Macbeth, Twins, Babies, Motherhood, Working Mum, Fight Crew, Zoom, Shakespeare, Natalie Winter, Weekly read, Troilus and Cressida, Lady Macbeth, Living room camp, daddy day care, Day with babies night on stage, Equity, Spotlight, RJ Seeley, Drama Centre, Reggie, Names, Stage names, Acting, Actor / Actress, Ballerina, Dancer, Musicals, Drama, Actor training, RADA summer course, BBC, Stella Mann, Concise, Shakespeare's text, Truth, Actors process, What your character says about others, Shakespeare's meter, Iambic Pentameter, Verse, Prose, Marlowe, Middleton, Golden Age of theatre, Writers, Shared experience, audience, relationships, community, special, Unique, catharsis, safe, Game of Thrones, Favourite play, fluid, Evolve, Ken Branagh, Laurence Olivier, Henry V, Gower, Drama games, Play, All-female, Drama school, Character, Text, False start, 2014, 2015, Fluellen, Baby, Physical, Micha Colombo, Ian Holm, Arch 468, Comedy, Welsh Accent, O' for a muse of fire, 2016, The Bacchae, Tis Pity, Polly, John Gay, John Ford, Euripides, Tamburlaine, Christopher Marlowe, writhe, grunt, turn into a beast, comradery, commute, courageous, A Chorus Line, Greek drama, ensemble, dance, pulsing, Drama, heart beat, monologue, soundscape, human percussion, singular goal, visceral, discovering, Jack Studio Theatre, Tristan Bates, Blue Elephant Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Rehearsed reading, Sara Reimers, Ambitious, Husband, Character, artistic vision, artists, Peter Pan, JM Barrie, Fight, pirates, language of fight

 

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S01:05 Spotlight on: Stuart Glover

S01:05 Spotlight on: Stuart Glover

March 22, 2021

This week Ricky and Gavin talk to Lighting Designer and very long-time collaborator Stuart Glover. Stuart is a freelance Lighting Designer based in London, working across the UK and further abroad. Stuart’s work ranges across all forms of lighting design, through theatre, dance, immersive productions, film and artistic light installations.

 

Stuart began his Lazarus collaboration with our production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice which played at The Jack Studio Theatre in 2013. Continuing on the Shakespeare theme Stuart then lit Richard III, directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra at The Blue Elephant Theatre, Our World at War rep of Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus at The Tristan Bates Theatre in 2014. Stuart was on a roll and returned in 2015 for Revenger’s Tragedy again directed by Gavin, and again playing at The Jack Studio Theatre and Henry V directed by myself at The Union Theatre. In 2016 Stuart was back this time for something quite a bit different… Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle which played at The Jack Studio Theatre, The Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre and The Beggar’s Opera back at the Jack! In 2017 Stuart relit Chalk Circle for its transfer to Greenwich Theatre and returned to the Jack for the 5th time for Taming of the Shrew directed by Sara Reimers. In 2018 Stuart joined us as we moved into Greenwich Theatre for our first year as resident company for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in 2019 lit our Tempest, both of course by Shakespeare. In 2020 Stuart was in rehearsal for our production of Hedda Gabler when the pandemic arrived and people were advised not to attend theatres prior to a national shutdown.

 

Follow Stuart on Twitter and Instagram: @glove_s

Find out more about Stuart’s work: www.stuartgloverlighting.com

 

During his conversation, Stuart talks about:

Hedda Gabler, Lighting design, Lockdown, Theatre shutdown, Great lighting design, Merchant of Venice, Jack Studio Theatre, Pond pump, National Theatre, Images, Film noir, Blue Elephant Theatre, Richard III, Tristan Bates Theatre, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Work in progress, Revenger’s Tragedy, Henry V, Union Theatre, All female, Fluorescents, Steel deck, Shared lighting, Bacchae, Beggar’s Opera, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Brecht, Honesty, Collaboration, The Tempest, Puppets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suspend disbelief, Festoons, Sonja Zobel.

 

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