Compiled by Poly Gianniba
Tuesday March 6
7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Front Row, John Wilson interviews Lloyd Newson, director of DV8 physical theatre, whose new work focuses on questions of freedom of speech and censorship in a multicultural society.
Friday March 9
7:15pm on BBC Radio 4:Front Row, Kirsty Lang reports from New York, including an encounter with the theatre group who perform the whole of The Great Gatsby in an eight hour show.
10pm on BBC Radio 2: The BBC Radio 2 Arts Show has three items about theatre: playwright Helen Edmundson who discusses her new play Mary Shelley staged at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Nichola McAuliffe talks about starring in Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. Actor Ben Chaplin talks about Hampstead Theatre's production of Farewell to the Theatre.
Saturday March 10
8pm on BBC2: Third episode of The Story of Musicals
On iPlayer from last week
Patsy Rodenburg, voice coach, on Desert Island Discs. Extract: "I did some work on Hamlet in a top security prison and the guy playing Claudius was a murderer and he spoke, 'Oh my offence is rank, it smells to heaven', and he just broke." http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cvg4f
At the Culture Show, Philip Ridley talks about his latest play, Shivered staged at the Southwark Playhouse http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d0l5k