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New York Special: John Tiffany, Lyndsay Faye, Mike Daisey's play about Apple

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 March 2012

British director John Tiffany, who had a huge success with the play Black Watch, is now working on a Broadway musical version of the romantic film Once. The film, set in Dublin, won an Oscar in 2007 for best original song - but wasn't a musical. John Tiffany discusses how he's brought an Irish bar to the New York stage.

Writer Lyndsay Faye's new crime thriller, Gods Of Gotham, is set in 1840s New York, when the city's police force was founded. Much of the novel is written in Flash, the criminal slang of the day, which was documented by the city's first police chief. Lyndsay Faye reflects on how she researched the era.

Kirsty visits Lincoln Hospital, in the South Bronx, where they've introduced a scheme to allow artists and performers without health insurance to trade their creative talents for treatment.

Writer and performer Mike Daisey is a self-confessed geek, whose latest show, The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs, describes his love affair with technology. He describes how this led him to China, to seek out the workers who labour in the factories assembling Apple's computers - and he reveals what he found.

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  • John Tiffany

    • John Tiffany

      An interview with British director John Tiffany, who had a huge success with the play Black Watch, and is now working on a Broadway musical version of the romantic film Once.

  • Lyndsay Faye

  • Talent for Treatment

  • Mike Daisey - The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs

  • Once

    Once opens in the Bernard B Jacobs Theater, Broadway on March 18 - the production may be coming to the UK and Ireland in 2013.

    Once the Musical
  • Gods Of Gotham

    Gods Of Gotham is published on 15 March.

  • The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs

    The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs

    The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs is at the Public Theater, New York, and in May this year it's coming to the High Tide Festival for emerging playwrights, in Suffolk.

    High Tide Festival Suffolk

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