Director Talks

Discover more about the plays on stage in our pre-show talks with the Director.

We offer talks with members of each show's creative team. These events take place onstage  before the show. They are a chance to hear the director and/or writer  in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production.

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From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

  • 5.15pm - 6pm
  • Onstage in the theatre auditorium
  • Tickets cost £5

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The Talks

Director Talk: The Alchemist

Director Talk: The Alchemist

1 June 2016

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Cymbeline

Director Talk: Cymbeline

9 May 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Doctor Faustus

Director Talk: Doctor Faustus

10 February 2016

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Don Quixote

Director Talk: Don Quixote

2 March 2016

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Dream 16

Director Talk: Dream 16

23 February 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Hamlet

Director Talk: Hamlet

21 March 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: King Lear

Director Talk: King Lear

25 August 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: The Rover

Director Talk: The Rover

14 September 2016

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: The Tempest

Director Talk: The Tempest

16 November 2016

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: The Two Noble Kinsmen

Director Talk: The Two Noble Kinsmen

23 August 2016

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Writer & Director Talk: The Seven Acts of Mercy

Writer & Director Talk: The Seven Acts of Mercy

30 November 2016

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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