One highlight session of this year’s Festival will be our conversation with writer, director and playwright Mike Leigh.
Renown for his ‘gritty kitchen sink realism’ and scriptless springboard, Mike will discuss how beginning a project with an idea but not a fully formed script can be a liberating creative process – a successful formula that is increasingly being adopted by many enlightened directors nowadays. We will explore how collaborative working, one- to-one with talented actors can bring a deeper and richer character development within a piece. We will discuss how repeated improvisation of scenes in the place of structured rehearsals can reveal unwitting dramatic twists and unseen plot revelations.
If we’re lucky, Mike might even demonstrate his alternative abilities as a gifted cartoonist.
This is definitely a ‘must see’ event, moderated by Nigel Floyd. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions of Mike in the second half of the session.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Secrets & Lies, Naked and Another Year
Credits include: Time Out, Radio 5, Radio 4, Radio 3