Peter Hinton was the Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Considered one of Canada’s finest stage directors, Peter has had a twenty year career as a playwright, dramaturge and tireless champion of Canadian theatre. In each podcast episode we hope to take you into the intimate world of the artists and creative minds behind the productions on stage.
Grand Finale - Celebrating Six Years of Hinterviews
In this final Hinterview of the series, we look back at some of the highlights featuring guests like Don McKellar, Robert Lepage, Paul Gross, Margaret Atwood, and Graham Greene.
The tables are turned for the King Lear Hinterview, Suzanne Keeptwo, aboriginal advisor and community liaison, interviews Peter Hinton, director of King Lear. Suzanne and Peter discuss this new take on King Lear, the significance of an aboriginal cast and setting, and the history of making August Schellenberg's dream come true.
It all starts when God sets the universe in motion. Then comes the story of Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Noah, and Moses as the Old Testament comes alive through the madcap imagination of Peter Anderson – and the magic of last season’s nativity is brought to life once again. Songs by Allen Cole contribute the musical complement to the serpent’s temptation, the menagerie of animals boarding the Ark, and all the episodes of this modern “mystery play.” Not quite the King James Bible, but definitely entertaining.
2 Pianos 4 Hands
Dreaming dreams, hoping for success, facing reality. That’s the funny and touching story of Ted and Richard—whiz kids who want to become superstar pianists—and how they survive piano teachers, pushy parents, hours of practice, stage fright, and nerve-wracking competitions. Will they gain fame and fortune? Come find out as we mark the 15th anniversary of this wildly popular show, with more than two million delighted fans in 150 cities worldwide.
Dickens’ timeless classic comes to life as you follow the tale of the orphan Oliver, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Nancy, and all the down-and-out denizens of London. Broadway legend Lionel Bart’s memorable songs — “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where is Love?” and “As Long as He Needs Me” — capture the flavour of Victorian England in the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!. Stirring, powerful, and uplifting.
And Slowly Beauty
Imagine: you are Mr. Mann, and you’ve just won two tickets to Chekhov’s comedy, The Three Sisters. You’ve barely heard of Chekhov, but you go anyway (alone, because no one else in the family is interested). Unexpectedly the experience begins to alter your life, and slowly beauty … Can beauty actually reveal a new way to see the world?
This play opens a window to the answer.