Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre and features an amateur theatre maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve ‘died’ on stage.
Our Backstage Pass feature takes us behind the scenes at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham to discover more about what goes into making a great amateur production.
This episode focuses on John Webster’s Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. We’ll be talking to actor, director and writer Andrew Cowie about his life and loves in amateur theatre, his approach to directing The Duchess of Malfi, and finding out about the unique and bloodthirsty genre that is Jacobean revenge tragedy.
Meanwhile Liz has been behind the scenes of The Duchess of Malfi to talk to Lighting Designer Charlotte Robinson about the challenges and rewards of lighting this darkest of plays.