18 episodes

Join Joe Murphy, Sherman’s Artistic Director and previous Old Vic Baylis Director, as he welcomes a new guest fortnightly to talk about their career in theatre, their highs and lows along the way – and to ask them the ultimate question: what's your favourite play?
 
PlayCrush is created in collaboration with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and is is supported by Royal Bank of Canada in association with the TS Eliot Estate.
Neither The Old Vic or Sherman Theatre would be here during this uncertain time without their supporters. If you would like to give a donation to either The Old Vic or The Sherman Theatre we would be extraordinarily grateful.

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PlayCrush The Old Vic and Sherman Theatre

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Join Joe Murphy, Sherman’s Artistic Director and previous Old Vic Baylis Director, as he welcomes a new guest fortnightly to talk about their career in theatre, their highs and lows along the way – and to ask them the ultimate question: what's your favourite play?
 
PlayCrush is created in collaboration with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and is is supported by Royal Bank of Canada in association with the TS Eliot Estate.
Neither The Old Vic or Sherman Theatre would be here during this uncertain time without their supporters. If you would like to give a donation to either The Old Vic or The Sherman Theatre we would be extraordinarily grateful.

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    Stephen Tompkinson, 'Art'

    Stephen Tompkinson, 'Art'

    In our final episode of series 3, Actor Stephen Tompkinson joins host Joe Murphy to chat lockdown hair styles, humble beginnings in school plays and his PlayCrush choice: 'Art', written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton.
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    • 59 min
    Emma Rice, A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Emma Rice, A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Director Emma Rice talks to Joe Murphy this week about her fascinating creative process, the upcoming Old Vic and Wise Children production of Bagdad Cafe this summer, and a conditional love for her PlayCrush, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tinuke Craig, random

    Tinuke Craig, random

    This week Tinuke Craig, recently announced as our next Baylis Director, talks to Joe about the prospect of directing for The Old Vic stage, an inspiring visit to Starlight Express on her 6th birthday, and her chosen PlayCrush: random by debbie tucker green.
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    • 59 min
    Steffan Rhodri, The Norman Conquests

    Steffan Rhodri, The Norman Conquests

    This week Joe Murphy is joined by actor Steffan Rhodri (Woyzeck, The Old Vic; Gavin and Stacey) to talk about the beauty of Welsh weather, career successes later in life, and how a last minute performance in The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn turned it into his PlayCrush. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bronagh Gallagher, August: Osage County

    Bronagh Gallagher, August: Osage County

    This week, Joe Murphy talks to actor and singer Bronagh Gallagher about perseverance, impostor syndrome and having respect for others – and why her chosen PlayCrush, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, is such an important play. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Golda Rosheuvel, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Golda Rosheuvel, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Welcome back to another series of PlayCrush. This week, Joe welcomes actor Golda Rosheuvel. 
    Golda talks to Joe about her role as Queen Charlotte in Netflix’s recent hit series Bridgerton, and the impact of the character, as well as the characters in her chosen PlayCrush, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson, on the progression of black stories on stage and screen. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

KennethRoberts95 ,

A Very Insightful Podcast

It’s great to hear from behind the scenes of one of the most famous theatres on the West End, and I look forward to every one!

Dizzydame87 ,

AMAZING!

I’ve had to re-listen to play crush several times, the show is absolutely inspiring and a brilliant listen. I have never heard great story telling about a range of plays like this before! Please can we have a series two as I’m starting to have withdrawals! Fantastic show!

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