Richard Eyre on Ibsen, Ancient Greek drama and PTSD, Vivien Duffield

After two acclaimed Ibsen productions for the Almeida Theatre in London, Sir Richard Eyre discusses his new adaptation Ibsen's rarely-performed play, Little Eyolf, about a disintegrating marriage.

The Theatre of War is a project that is helping veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD. Creator Bryan Doerries and actor Jason Isaacs discuss how Ancient Greek drama - being performed by many Hollywood A-listers - is being used in the healing process.

In our series in which benefactors explain their reasons for funding the arts to the tune of many millions of pounds, Dame Vivien Duffield discusses her approach to donating substantial sums to a broad selection of cultural institutions.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald

(Main image: Richard Eyre in rehearsal for Little Eyolf. Credit: Hugo Glendinning).

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Little Eyolf

Little Eyolf

Little Eyolf  is running at the Almeida Theatre in London until 9 January 2016. 
(Image:  Jolyon Coy as Alfred Allmers & Lydia Leonard as Rita Allmers.  Photo By Hugo Glendinning.) 

The Theatre of War at London's Southbank Centre

The Theatre of War at London's Southbank Centre

is part of the Southbank Being a Man Festival 2015.    Theater of War is also on at Edinburgh Castle Great Hall 29 Nov at  6pm, and Glasgow Mackintosh Church Queen’s Cross, 30th Nov at 7pm.   Further information here.   Bryan Doerries’ book 'The Theatre of War' is out now. (Image copyright: Southbank Centre) 

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PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestRichard Eyre
Interviewed GuestBryan Doerries
Interviewed GuestJason Isaacs
Interviewed GuestVivien Duffield
ProducerJerome Weatherald

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