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Anna Chancellor and Nicholas Farrell

Claudia meets actors Nicholas Farrell and Anna Chancellor who are starring in David Hare's South Downs and Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version in London.

Following a critically acclaimed and sold out run as part of Chichester's Festival 2011, Anna Chancellor and Nicholas Farrell once again lead the casts in Terence Rattigan's one-act masterpiece The Browning Version, and David Hare's specially commissioned companion piece South Downs, which transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre this month. Claudia talks to them both about starring in this special double bill.

Former EastEnders star James Alexandrou, who played Pauline Fowler's son Martin in the soap, talks about starring in the Hull Truck Theatre production of DNA. Dennis Kelly's gripping tale of adolescent brutality follows the story of a group of teenagers who try to cover their tracks after making the biggest mistake of their lives. But their temporary harmony soon begins to unravel with dire consequences for all involved.

Choreographer Matthew Hart talks about English National Ballet's series of My First series, created to introduce children to ballet. My First Sleeping Beauty will run at the Peacock, London, before going off on a large scale national tour of major regional venues until June. Not just a show for young children, the project is also designed to entice those who have not seen ballet before to come and take their first glimpse at the art. The series will be performed by ENB2, English National Ballet's school, with students of between 17 and 19 years of age.

Giving us the insider's view of Britain's best galleries, exhibitions and museums, the 'Tour Guide's Guide To Art' this week comes from Liverpool. Claudia chats to Rachel Mulhearn, Director Of The Merseyside Maritime Museum, about Titanic & Liverpool: The Untold Story, a new exhibition that explores Liverpool's central role in the doomed passenger liner's tale through previously unseen letters, photos and items salvaged from the wreckage.

Plus Peter Bradshaw reviews this week's film releases and Estelle Lovatt reviews the latest art exhibitions.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Paul Simon

    Mother and Child Reunion

  • Marlon Roudette

    New Age

  • The Ronettes

    Be My Baby

  • Chris Montez

    Let's Dance

  • The Beatles

    Let it Be

  • Iggy Pop

    The Passenger

  • Coldplay

    Don't Panic

  • The Undertones

    Teenage Kicks

  • Mike + the Mechanics

    All I Need is a Miracle

  • Céline Dion

    My Heart Will Go On

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty

  • Don McLean

    And I Love You So

  • Thick As A Brick

    Ian Anderson

  • Jack Savoretti

    Knock Knock


  • Fri 6 Apr 2012 22:00