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Richard III at Hull Truck; Anne With An E; Amy Schumer in Snatched; Tony Kushner

Mat Fraser on playing Richard III at Hull Truck; Meg Rosoff reviews a new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables; Amy Schumer on Snatched; Tony Kushner on Caroline, or Change.

The 1992 Hull Festival provided the launch pad for Northern Broadsides with the company presenting a new production of Richard III distinguished by its use of the northern voice. Twenty five years on, Northern Broadsides are back in Hull for its UK city of culture celebrations with Mat Fraser as Richard III. Director Barrie Rutter and Mat, who has thalidomide-induced phocomelia, discuss what casting a disabled actor in the role of theatre's most high profile disabled villain has brought to this anniversary production.

Anne with an E is a new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel, Anne of Green Gables. Meg Rosoff reviews the Netflix series which tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew on a farm on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Amy Schumer talks to Kirsty about her new film Snatched, where she and her mother, played by Goldie Hawn, are abducted whilst on holiday in Ecuador.

Tony Kushner discusses his musical Caroline, Or Change, which is on in Chichester, and also reveals that he's adapting West Side Story for a new film directed by Stephen Speilberg.

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30 minutes


  • Richard III

    Duration: 08:45

  • Anne with an E

    Duration: 05:52

  • Amy Schumer

    Duration: 07:38

  • Tony Kushner

    Duration: 05:31

Richard III

Richard III
Mat Fraser and director
Barrie Rutter

Richard III is at the Hull Truck Theatre until 27 May
Main photo credit: Nobby Clark (Mat Fraser as Richard III)

Anne With An E

Anne With An E
Anne with an E begins on Netflix on 12 May 
Photo credit: Netflix

Amy Schumer in Snatched

Amy Schumer in Snatched
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer in Snatched
Photo credit: Twentieth Century Fox

Snatched is in cinemas from 19 May, cert 15

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner
Sharon D Clarke 
Photo credit: Marc Brenner

Caroline, or Change is at the Chichester Theatre
until 3 June



Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Mat Fraser
Interviewed Guest Barrie Rutter
Interviewed Guest Meg Rosoff
Interviewed Guest Amy Schumer
Interviewed Guest Tony Kushner
Presenter Kirsty Lang




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