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Midweek [14/05/2008]

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. As part of the general conversation programme, host Libby Purves interviews Darren Raymond, an ex-offender whose life was turned around by taking up acting with the London Shakespeare Workout (LSW) theatre group. Raymond talks about his encounter with Shakespeare in Brixton prison, about playing Othello in LSW’s 2005 production of ‘Blacking Iago’ and his work as Artistic Director of Intermission Actors, a Christian theatre company that also runs workshops for young people at risk of offending. Other guests are Johnny Kingdom, Richard Beard, Drusilla Marland and Daphne Todd.
Series
Midweek
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 May 2008 at 09:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Producer
Chris Paling
Contributor
Libby Purves
Cast
Darren RaymondOthello

Additional Details

Theatre company
London Shakespeare Workout
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
prisoners; prisons; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); London Shakespeare Workout

Notes

General
The London Shakespeare Workout Prison Project has produced Shakespeare with casts pairing distinguished professional actors with convicts and ex-convicts in prisons and theatre venues throughout Britain, Europe and North America.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Fax
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