Join the likes of Matt Smith, Noma Dumezweni, Indira Varma, and Tobias Menzies on the Almeida Theatre’s new podcast
There’s all sorts of virtual theatre-related content rocking around while the physical doors of theatres remain locked and one of the more fascinating ones, for me at least, is the Almeida’s podcast. Led by Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the theatre’s illustrious alumni means that it can call on the likes of Matt Smith, Noma Dumezweni, Indira Varma, and Tobias Menzies about their careers, the impact of the coronavirus lockdown and what they miss most about theatre.
The series has already begun with two interesting instalments. The first with BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated actor Matt Smith who discusses his fear in doing his first ever musical, American Psycho, at the Almeida and his work on screen in The Crown and Doctor Who.
In the next episode Goold talks to writer Beth Steel (Wonderland) whose play The House of Shades was due to go into rehearsals at the Almeida just as the lockdown hit. She talks about her unconventional route to becoming a writer and the need for theatre to have more working-class voices.
New episodes will be released every week and will feature actors such as Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Tobias Menzies (The Hunt; The Crown) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones; Present Laughter). Also featured, will be some of theatre’s best behind-the-scenes creatives, who give a deeper insight into their craft, including designer Miriam Buether (Albion; The Jungle), composer Adam Cork (London Road; Ink) and director Carrie Cracknell (Medea; Oil).