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The audience knows it is part of the evening, and that every evening is different. It is about being in the moment. That cannot be repeated. Theatre is ephemeral by its very nature. It is a form of magic. I think it was something to do with listening to actors and allowing them to contribute to the rehearsal process. Apparently my dad was really good with actors, very gentle and patient.
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I chose the Park job. It was really surprising because there had been a nasty falling out between my family and the Exchange after my dad died. Over the next 10 years I worked my way up from assistant to become one of the artistic directors.
But I still would have preferred the Dorfman space.
Anne-Marie Duff in Saint Joan. Tristram Kenton Her charismatic warrior heroine was played by Anne-Marie Duffalso starring in the upcoming Heisenberg, who says of Elliott: She made me feel really capable and free in what was a very challenging role.
The feeling of ensemble is very special. Is she still as involved as she was? I used to go and see it all over the world — Berlin, Australia, New York, Idaho — to polish up new productions.
Brinkhoff Mogenburg An associate director at the National for 10 years, Elliott directed more than a dozen shows there in that time. According to Observer critic Susannah Clapp, Brown made grass 'accessory of the year'.
For Richard II, pallets of turf had to be carried out between shows and watered.
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Kent grew up as a director with a taste for austere design. He has always championed beauty: The British think it a snare or an illusion. Yet beauty can be a form of instruction.
And we are now becoming much more visually literate in this country.
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There is, in this partnership, an overlap, a productive 'grey area' between direction and design. Brown engages with text.
Kent is intuitively visual. He always 'pictures the house it [the play] lives in'. Kent finds it interesting to ask: They take pleasure in mutual trespass.
It helps that they know what to avoid. Idly, I ask whether they have used fire on stage, as well as flood. But Elliott tells a story that illustrates the close, bordering-on-telepathic nature of their relationship.
They have worked on four big shows, three of them at the National: Pillars of the Community, Saint Joan and now, in collaboration with co-director Tom Morris, are working on an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's splendid novel for children, War Horse Elliott refuses to say which show it was, but she describes a night after a first preview. There was something awry with the design. At the end of the evening, she was 'white as a sheet'.
The stage's great double acts
The Arts Council distributes these funds to hundreds of arts organisations up and down the country, which use that money to do things they otherwise couldn't afford to do, and charge less than they would otherwise have to. The economic case makes itself: But here's the thing: If I asked a multinational company to fund a new musical based on trench warfare with puppet horses, I don't think they'd return my call.
These shows were made by bold artists supported by stable public funding.
What capitalist would come up with Enron? It's not just the shows that benefit; audiences do too. Subsidy allows a theatre to keep things cheap; to subsidise some of the people who subsidise them. Jerusalem and War Horse tell stories that are peculiarly English, and yet universal. They belong to everyone, and subsidy allowed them to be seen by thousands who couldn't otherwise afford it.
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There's no greater threat to the idea that art is for everyone than the cutting of subsidy. But that is what the coalition is doing. And if you cut public investment in theatre, then sooner or later there will be no commercial theatre either.