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Theatre related stuff on TV and Radio Feb 27 - Mar 4

Compiled by Poly Gianniba who has a fabulous new blog

Monday February 27

9am on BBC Radio 4: Start The Week, the playwright Helen Edmundson discusses her play The Heresy of Love staged at the RSC, about the life of  the 17th century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. 

Wednesday February 29

9.00am on BBC Radio 4: Midweek, Libby Purves interviews the Palestinian director Amir Nizar Zuabi, who is directing The Comedy of Errors for the RSC.

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Front Row, Mark Lawson talks about the Trinidad-born writer Errol John, as his play Moon on a Rainbow Shawl receives a new production at the National Theatre.

Friday March 2

10pm on BBC Radio 2: BBC Radio 2 Arts Show, actors Patrick Robinson and Jeffery Kissoon talk about starring in Waiting For Godot which is touring the UK, after its premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Also, Simon Annand discusses his major new exhibition of actors he's photographed in the final half an hour before curtain up. The exhibition includes pictures of Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day Lewis, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch among others.

Saturday March 3

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review features the production of The Leisure Society at the Trafalgar Studios.

8:20pm on BBC2: Second episode of The Story of Musicals as the series is repeated on BBC2.

Sunday March 4

7pm on Sky Arts 1: Repeat of The Making of War Horse.

On iPlayer

Sam West discusses directing Alan Plater's seminal play Close The Coalhouse Door for the Northern Stage (previously Newcastle Playhouse)



Terry Hands talks to the Radio Wales Arts Show about Shakespeare's As You Like It, the latest production from the Clwyd Theatre Cymru