Theatre Memory is a series of filmed interviews of seasoned theatre practitioners whose experience and legacy will be ‘passed on’ to future generations; the interviews are transcribed and contextualised by biographical details. The project is led by Dr Paul Fryer, Professor Nesta Jones, and theatre journalist and Associate Researcher, Carole Woddis.
Interviews have been conducted to date with Sam Walters, Artistic Director of the Orange Tree Theatre; Nicolas Kent, former Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre; Sian Phillips, actor; Giles Havergal, director and former co-Artistic Director of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre; Linda Marlowe, actor; Roddy Maude-Roxby, actor and founder member of Theatre Machine; and Irving Wardle, theatre critic and author.
Further interviews have been arranged with Harvey Grossman, teacher and practitioner and the last assistant to Gordon Craig; Murray Melvin, actor and curator of the Theatre Royal Stratford East Archive; Professor Simon Trussler, author and co-founder/co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly; and Philip Lowrie, actor.
Interviews will take place with several of the College’s alumni, Fellows and Honorary Fellows including Yvonne Brewster OBE, founder of Talawa Theatre Company; Ralph Koltai CBE, theatre designer; Philip Hedley, former Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Stratford East; Sheila Reid, actor; Professor James Dodding, Patron of Garstang Arts Festival; and Richard Mangan, actor and author.