From the Archive: BushGreen meets Peter Gill

What plays should we be reading, putting on and going to see?

Hamlet, Antigone, The Oresteia, A Collier’s Friday Night, All that Fall and any new play you have a feeling for

 

What are your career highlights so far?

Getting work

 

What’s the strangest experience you’ve had in the theatre?

The few moments when I’ve seen a play I thought I didn’t like and been transfixed by something that happened in it- that Pauline switch experience, that doesn’t have much to do with reason- have been extraordinary

 

Who is the greatest influence on your career?

The Royal court of George Devine, expecially Lindsay Anderson, John Dexter and Caskill

 

What’s the best thing you’ve ever seen at the theatre?

I couldn’t say, there are too many marvelous shows

 

 

Peter Gill is considered to be one of the most influential directors of the last 40 years. He directed groundbreaking productions by D.H. Lawrence and Joe Orton at the Royal Court during the 60’s and founded the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and the National Theatre Studio in the 70’s and 80’s. He is an acclaimed playwright whose work includes The Sleepers Den (Royal Court), Over Gardens Out (Royal Court), Small Change (Royal Court), Kick for Touch (National Theatre), Cardiff East (National Theatre), Certain Young Men (Almeida), The York Realist (English Touring Theatre at the Royal Court) and Original Sin (Sheffield Theatres).

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