Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber; The Globe's Dominic Dromgoole; photographic culture

With Mark Lawson.

Julian Lloyd Webber and his wife Jiaxin Lloyd Webber are touring the UK with a concert featuring world premiere performances of duets for two cellos with piano. They tell Mark about their choice of music from composers such as Vivaldi to Arvo Pärt, Dvorák, Bach, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns - and Julian's plans to collaborate with his brother Andrew on the works of the Everley Brothers.

Today sees the opening of a newly built Jacobean theatre next to Shakespeare's Globe. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an candlelit venue, seating 340 people with galleried seating as well as historically accurate pit seating area. The first performance is The Duchess of Malfi with Gemma Arterton, and Mark talks to the Globe's artistic director from inside the auditorium.

Dan O'Brien's play The Body of an American, which opens in London next week, explores the moment photographer Paul Watson captured a Pulitzer Prize-winning image of murdered American soldier Staff Sgt. William Cleveland in Mogadishu in 1993. After the success last year of Chimerica, a play exploring the famous 'tank man' image from the 1989 protest in Tiananmen Square, we report on the power of photography to inspire other artforms.

Produced by Dymphna Flynn.

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A Tale of Two Cellos

Julian Lloyd Webber and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber will be on tour with their concert A Tale Of Two Cellos from Saturday 18th January.
Full list of UK tour dates

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, is at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London until 16th February.

The Body of an American

The Body of an American is at the Gate Theatre in London until 8th February.


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
Interviewed GuestJulian Lloyd Webber
Interviewed GuestJiaxin Lloyd Webber
Interviewed GuestDominic Dromgoole
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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