Amateur of Life and Death

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June 28, 2024 The Crescent Theatre Season 3 Episode 9
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Amateur of Life and Death
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Jun 28, 2024 Season 3 Episode 9
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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. 

In this month’s episode, our Backstage Pass holder, John O’Neill, speaks with director Dewi Johnson, who’s recently been working in London’s West End theatres including as Associate Director on Simon Nye’s ‘The Crown Jewels’ at the Garrick Theatre, starring Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc, and as Assistant Director on Ben Elton’s stage production of ‘Upstart Crow’, starring David Mitchell. You’ll find Dewi’s resumé contains its fair share of comedy!

Dewi’s journey from teenage director, to Drama School student, to West End associate director, took him through the Crescent Theatre (Birmingham), along the way. Here, Dewi’s also had amateur experience over the last 11 years including as an actor, costume designer, set designer, and of course director, most recently directing the Crescent’s dazzling 2019 production of Jessica Swale’s semi-musical play ‘Nell Gwynn’, set during the heart of the Restoration period in England in the late sixteen-hundreds. Dewi’s expertise in and love of the Restoration era theatre is an absolute gift to his cast and crew, and so, of course, to his audiences too.

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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. 

In this month’s episode, our Backstage Pass holder, John O’Neill, speaks with director Dewi Johnson, who’s recently been working in London’s West End theatres including as Associate Director on Simon Nye’s ‘The Crown Jewels’ at the Garrick Theatre, starring Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc, and as Assistant Director on Ben Elton’s stage production of ‘Upstart Crow’, starring David Mitchell. You’ll find Dewi’s resumé contains its fair share of comedy!

Dewi’s journey from teenage director, to Drama School student, to West End associate director, took him through the Crescent Theatre (Birmingham), along the way. Here, Dewi’s also had amateur experience over the last 11 years including as an actor, costume designer, set designer, and of course director, most recently directing the Crescent’s dazzling 2019 production of Jessica Swale’s semi-musical play ‘Nell Gwynn’, set during the heart of the Restoration period in England in the late sixteen-hundreds. Dewi’s expertise in and love of the Restoration era theatre is an absolute gift to his cast and crew, and so, of course, to his audiences too.