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Vicky Featherstone - All Change at the Royal Court

For over 50 years, the Royal Court Theatre has been a flagship for new British writing and a bastion of provocative, ground-breaking work. And now this most revered theatrical institution has a new artistic director at the helm, who is on a mission to shake things up even further.

As this intimate profile reveals, Vicky Featherstone - the Royal Court's first female artistic director in its 57 year history - is determined to make theatre accessible to all, not just the privileged few from SW3.

For over four months, presenter Clemency Burton-Hill was given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Featherstone as she set about shaping her opening season and got candid insights into her character and approach from long-term collaborators John Tiffany, award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan, Dennis Kelly of 'Mathilda: The Musical' fame and the Guardian's Michael Billington.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Jan 2014 02:55

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterClemency Burton-Hill
ParticipantVicky Featherstone
ParticipantAbi Morgan
ParticipantDennis Kelly
ParticipantMichael Billington
DirectorKate Misrahi
Series EditorJanet Lee

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