Join Joe Murphy, Sherman’s Artistic Director and previous Old Vic Baylis Director, as he welcomes a new guest fortnightly to talk about their career in theatre, their highs and lows along the way – and to ask them the ultimate question: what’s your favourite play?
PlayCrush is created in collaboration with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and is is supported by Royal Bank of Canada in association with the TS Eliot Estate.
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Series 2 guests and plays
Denise Gough, Electra
In the first episode of PlayCrush Series Two, Joe Murphy is joined by Irish actor Denise Gough.
Denise talks about how her PlayCrush, the two and a half thousand year old Electra by Sophocles, is still relevant and contemporary today.
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Other Series 2 guests and plays
Hammed Animashaun, A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Ella Hickson, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again | Owen Teale, Macbeth | Isobel Waller-Bridge, Woyzeck | Arinzé Kene, The Crucible
SERIES 1 GUESTS AND PLAYS:
George MacKay, The Caretaker | Sheila Atim, Agamemnon | Nick Payne, This Wide Night | Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests | Jade Anouka, The Phlebotomist | Michael Sheen, Hamlet
SERIES 3 GUESTS AND PLAYS:
Golda Rosheuvel, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | Bronagh Gallagher, August: Osage County