David Mamet, Meghan Markle in Suits, Poetry Jukebox
Arts news, interviews and reviews. American playwright, director and novelist David Mamet on his book Chicago plus a review of Meghan Markle in her final season in US drama Suits.
David Mamet, the American playwright, director and novelist, talks to Stig about his new novel, Chicago, set amongst the gangster rivalry of the 1920s. He explains his fascination with that era in the city of his birth, discusses the writers who have inspired him and explains the importance of imagination, inspiration and dialogue in the storyteller's craft.
Meghan Markle's final season in US drama Suits is currently being broadcast on Netflix, last year the actress revealed she was retiring from the show and from acting following her engagement to Prince Harry. TV critic Emma Bullimore gives her verdict on Markle's performance in the glossy legal drama.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement which marked a significant step forward in the peace process in Northern Ireland. To mark the anniversary a Poetry Jukebox has been placed on a street in Belfast, allowing people to listen to a selection of 20 poems which reflect on that momentous event. Stig discusses bringing poetry to the streets with Poetry Jukebox creator Ondrej Kobza and Maria McManus who is the organiser of the jukebox in Belfast.
Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Kate Bullivant.
David MametDavid Mamet
David Mamet's new book Chicago is available from 5 Apr
Main image: David Mamet
Meghan Markle in SuitsMeghan Markle in Suits
Photo credit: USA Today
Suits Series 7 is currently available on Netflix
Poetry JukeboxOndrej Kobza and the Poetry Jukebox
The Poetry Jukebox can be found in Belfast outside the Crescent Arts Centre on University Road
Role Contributor Presenter Stig Abell Interviewed Guest David Mamet Interviewed Guest Emma Bullimore Interviewed Guest Ondrej Kobza Interviewed Guest Maria McManus Producer Kate Bullivant