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Measure For Measure interview


As rehearsals come to an end and the company fly to the US on Sunday, Ben takes some time out of rehearsals for a quick interview alongside Globe/RSC movement director Sian Williams.

Siân trained at London College of Dance and Drama.

She founded The Kosh Dance Theatre Co with Michael Merwitzer. She has worked as choreographer for Shakespeare’s Globe since 1999, and is a member of The Factory Theatre Co.

RSC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation, Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies (Stratford/West End/Broadway), The Mouse and his Child, The Merchant of Venice.

Theatre performances include: The Kosh productions; The Odyssey (The Factory); Grisette in La Traviata (Opera North); The Tempest, The Storm, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe); Animal Crackers (Manchester Royal Exchange /West End).

Choreography includes: Kate Bush’s 2014 concerts Before the Dawn (Hammersmith Apollo); Wolf Hall (BBC, 2015); The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Changeling, Romeo & Juliet tour, Hamlet Globe to Globe tour, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, The Heresy of Love, Pericles (Shakespeare’s Globe); Ben Hur (Tricycle/Fiery Angel); My People (Theatre Clwyd/Invertigo); Farinelli and the King (Duke of York’s/Shakespeare’s Globe); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre); Twelfth Night, Richard III (Belasco Theatre, New York/Shakespeare’s Globe); Eternal Love, Anne Boleyn (ETT); Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Mother F (Articulate Elbow); Flashmob Dance (Mark Rylance’s Pop Up Shakespeare); The Glass Slipper, Oh! What a Lovely War (Northern Stage); The Snow Queen (Rose, Kingston); You Can’t Take It With You (Manchester Royal Exchange); Cafe Chaos, The Storeroom (The Kosh);Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Education); Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (Rho Delta); The Magic Flute, The Rake’s Progress (Royal College of Music).

Direction includes: Productions for The Kosh, The Handsomest Drowned Man (Circus Space).


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