Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director Tamara Harvey talks to David Hare about his play, Skylight, which Harvey is currently directing at Theatr Clwyd (on until March 4th).
Skylight was originally produced at The National Theatre in 1995, transferring into the West End and opening on Broadway the following year. In London it won an Olivier Award for Play of the Year and in New York a Tony award for Best Play.
David Hare is one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights. He has written over 30 plays, many dealing with political subjects including Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges and The Absence of War, concerned with the Church of England, the Judiciary and the Labour Party respectively. Other major plays include Plenty, Amy’s View, The Blue Room and Pravda, a satire about the newspaper industry in the 1980s, which he co-wrote with Howard Brenton.
Hare’s screenplays include The Hours, for which Nicole Kidman won an Oscar for Best Actress and The Reader, starring Kate Winslet.
Tamara Harvey, Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director directs Skylight. She recently directed the World Première of Pilgrims, a new play by the award-winning playwright Elinor Cook, at Theatr Clwyd, the High Tide Festival and The Yard in London. Last year Shakespeare’s joyous, romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing was her inaugural production for the company. Before coming to Mold, Tamara was a freelance director for fifteen years working in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad on classic plays, new writing, musical theatre and film.
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