This section contains a selection of video interviews in which open-air theatre practitioners and researchers discuss their experience of performing or attending productions at open-air theatres. These interviews can be used alongside the project's educational resources, as many of our contributors discuss their involvement in directing, designing for, investigating, or performing Shakespeare's plays (with links to the most relevant clips available through our education packs), or to learn more in general about open-air theatre practice.

All video interviews are captioned and written transcripts are provided.

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Interview with Natasha Magigi
Natasha Magigi is a performer whose credits include multiple open-air performances with Teatro Vivo and Shakespeare’s Globe. In this video, she discusses her extensive experience of performing in outdoor and open-air contexts, reflecting on the…

Interview with Emma Gersch
Emma Gersch is the Artistic Director of Moving Stories. Moving Stories creates inclusive and accessible theatre that engages and inspires its audiences. They have made large scale Shakespearean productions for the Minack Theatre, staged new writing…

Interview with Stephen Purcell and Zoë Hudson
The Pantaloons reimagine Shakespeare in vibrant and anarchic retellings, drawing from a wide variety of popular theatre traditions, from commedia dell’arte and pantomime to stand-up comedy and silent movies. Their imaginative productions invite the…

Interview with Will Tosh
Will Tosh is Research Fellow and Lecturer at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He teaches, writes about, and researches the literature and culture of Shakespeare’s England, and he works as a dramaturg with the Globe’s playwrights and theatre artists,…

Interview with John Young
John Young is the director of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed 2021 production of Merry Wives of Windsor. John trained on the National Theatre Directors Course and is a former Resident Assistant Director at The Finborough…
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