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Roger Hall – 40 years in the spotlight

Playwrights have a short shelf life, according to author Alan Bennett, so how has our best-loved writer for the stage held the spotlight for more than 40 year “Whose advice do I trust?” Playwright Roger Hall repeats my question. It isn’t to find time to think; it’s more to give...

How The Court Hooked Michael Hurst

As he prepares to direct King Lear for the second time, Michael Hurst tells Elisabeth Easther that the Bard had him hooked from the moment he saw the “passion and blood at close quarters”. “Shakespeare is the best thing in the world for actors, and this play is so full of genius....