25 August 2020
The Revival is a brand new, digital documentary series created by Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Each episode explores a different production giving you a new perspective of the work.
Episode One: The Madness of George III
In this first episode, Artistic Directors Adam Penford and Nadia Fall chat to some of the team from Nottingham Playhouse’s landmark 2018 production The Madness of George III, which went on to become our best-selling show to date and was broadcast via NT Live.
Hear from cast members Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough, Debra Gillet, Sara Powell and Adam Karim, alongside Professor of History, Arthur Burns, who provided insight during the rehearsal process for the production.
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Episode Two: King Hedley II
For our second episode, Adam and Nadia are joined by the cast and contributors to Theatre Royal Stratford East’s ‘staggering’ (The Stage) 2019 production King Hedley II by August Wilson.
Hear from cast members Lenny Henry, Dexter Flanders and Cherrelle Skeete, alongside executor of August Wilson Estate, Constanza Romero Wilson, and Monica White, a director and Black Theatre scholar.
Episode Three: Shebeen
In the third episode, Artistic Directors Adam Penford and Nadia Fall chat to some of the team from Nottingham Playhouse’s 2018 production Shebeen, described by The Times as ‘full of tenderness and joy’.
Hear from the playwright himself, Mufaro Makubika, as well as Director Matthew Xia, cast members Martina Laird and Karl Collins, and set and costume designer, Grace Smart.