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#11 Honoured Guest

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:09 AM

View PostEpicoene, on 12 July 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

The Guardian says that first interviews for the post have taken place, so they must have found more than Rufus Norris (who was one of them) interested.

Anyone know who else they interviewed ?

Mark Lawson also writes in that Guardian piece that he's been told of several co-director applications or expressions of interest. It would be thought-provoking to read the manifestos of the various candidates, so as to consider the future possiible paths of the NT.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

As I understand it they are down to the final 2, and Lord Sugar will be selecting the winner on live TV next week. Or am I getting confused?
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

I heard they were all going to have to do a live rendition of I Am What I Am in front of Cilla Black and John Barrowman.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

There is a news article today saying Branagh is in line for the Old Vic vacancy, which sort of makes sense and removes another of my preferred candidates from the NT running. However, bigger than either of these (for me) is who gets the Orange Tree job when Sam Walters retires after 40 years in charge next year ?

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Epi, do you have a preference for continuity or change, or some hybrid, at the Orange Tree?

Kenneth Branagh would be ideal for The Old Vic.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

I fear these days the intention to produce new plays is looked upon favourably by the paymasters of the subsidised sector so there is a risk that the Orange Tree's particular niche of "forgotten classics" will be lost (along with their audience). Really only they and the Finborough mine that particular seam

#17 Epicoene

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:54 AM

I see that Tom Morris confirms he did not apply for the job (this time).

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

Oh. He was my outsider tip. My main tip is still very much in the running though.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:34 AM

View PostAlexandra, on 22 July 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

Oh. He was my outsider tip. My main tip is still very much in the running though.
Did you share that with us ? Is it someone other than Jonathan Church or Rufus Norris (who is the one we know did interview for it).

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:51 AM

My bet is Norris. I hope Church doesn't get it, simply because he needs to stay at Chichester.






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