39 episodes

The Young Vic theatre's podcast series, Off Book, features interviews with many of the exciting artists who have visited us recently.

Our conversations bring to light people's first experiences with the arts and theatre, how their background has informed the work they produce today and how they have developed throughout their career.

At the Young Vic we tell stories that change the way people look at the world.

Our shows are created by some of the world's great artists - of this generation and the next. With roots deep in our neighbourhoods, we reach out to theatre makers across the globe.

We have the most diverse and engaged audience in London, enjoying work of the highest quality at low prices. In our award-winning super-flexible theatre, you'll never feel you're in the same place twice.

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

The Young Vic theatre's podcast series, Off Book, features interviews with many of the exciting artists who have visited us recently.

Our conversations bring to light people's first experiences with the arts and theatre, how their background has informed the work they produce today and how they have developed throughout their career.

At the Young Vic we tell stories that change the way people look at the world.

Our shows are created by some of the world's great artists - of this generation and the next. With roots deep in our neighbourhoods, we reach out to theatre makers across the globe.

We have the most diverse and engaged audience in London, enjoying work of the highest quality at low prices. In our award-winning super-flexible theatre, you'll never feel you're in the same place twice.

    Nadia Latif on the importance of the bookshelf, first steps in Theatre and developing Fairview

    Nadia Latif on the importance of the bookshelf, first steps in Theatre and developing Fairview

    Director of stage and film Nadia Latif chats to Off Book presenter Dan de la Motte about growing up between Sudan and London, her early experiences of London theatre, drama school, and why what’s on your bookshelf is so important.

    Nadia also discusses working with Jackie Sibblies Drury and her experiences of directing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fairview at the Young Vic.

    Nadia Latif was the 2018-2020 Young Vic Genesis Fellow and Associate Director, a position which supports someone to develop their craft as a theatre director whilst working closely with the Young Vic’s Artistic Director. Opportunities whilst in post include supporting the theatre’s programming and artistic planning, contributing to the work of the Young Vic’s Directors Program and mentoring Genesis Future Directors Award recipients.

    The Young Vic presents Off Book, a podcast where we shine a light on the creatives who inspire us, offering a candid insight into their life and careers.

    • 43 min
    Dadiow Lin on Taiwan, classics and collaboration on in a word

    Dadiow Lin on Taiwan, classics and collaboration on in a word

    Director Dadiow Lin chats to Off Book presenter Dan de la Motte about growing up in Taiwan, the influence of classic texts and how she combines a range of skills to collaborate on her plays.

    in a word written by Lauren Yee was the play Dadiow chose direct as part of the Genesis Future Directors Award, a Directors Program and Genesis Foundation initiative which offers emerging directors the opportunity to stage a production fully supported by our creative, administrative and production teams.

    The Young Vic presents Off Book, a podcast where we shine a light on the creatives who inspire us, offering a candid insight into their life and careers.

    • 24 min
    Luke Barnes on The Jumper Factory, how he became a playwright and the role of a writer

    Luke Barnes on The Jumper Factory, how he became a playwright and the role of a writer

    Playwright Luke Barnes chats to Off Book presenter Dan de la Motte about developing authentic stories shaped by real experiences.

    Luke opens up about his process, through which he has created work with prisoners and people affected by the criminal justice system (The Jumper Factory), asylum seekers (Fable), and NHS service users (Men in Blue), and how tackling politics, society and stories that make an impact are the responsibilities of the writers of today.

    The Young Vic presents Off Book, a podcast where we shine a light on the creatives who inspire us, offering a candid insight into their life and careers.

    Please note: this podcast episode contains swearing and the political views held are of the guest.

    • 36 min
    Josh Parr on his first job, drama school and making his mark

    Josh Parr on his first job, drama school and making his mark

    Theatre Director Josh Parr grew up in the mining town of Rugeley and never saw arts as a viable career.

    Fast forward a few years, he's directing The Jumper Factory at HOME Manchester. Speaking to Off Book about how he entered the arts, what he's faced along the way to get to this point and why his ambition is to inspire people with the same background as him.

    Off Book is a podcast from Young Vic where we shine a light on the creatives that are inspiring us and a candid discussion about their career so far.

    • 41 min
    Sharon D. Clarke on her first job, winning an Olivier and how she approached Linda Loman

    Sharon D. Clarke on her first job, winning an Olivier and how she approached Linda Loman

    Stage royalty, Sharon D. Clarke speaks to Off Book about her role as Linda Loman, her journey into Theatre and what it meant to her to win the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

    Sharon also shares an insight into what it's like rehearsing Blues In the Night and performing Death of a Salesman and the importance of having a family of good people around you.

    Off Book is a podcast from Young Vic where we shine a light on the creatives that are inspiring us and a candid discussion about their career so far.

    • 44 min
    Wendell Pierce discusses Willy Loman, activism and his first steps into theatre

    Wendell Pierce discusses Willy Loman, activism and his first steps into theatre

    Wendell Pierce first visited London over 40 years ago, what does it mean to make his London debut and join the select group who have played Willy Loman in 'the American Hamlet' Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

    Wendell talks about his first steps into Theatre, navigating through the industry and how political activism is a part of his identity as an artist.

    Off Book is a podcast from Young Vic where we shine a light on the creatives that are inspiring us and a candid discussion about their career so far.

    • 49 min

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