12 episodes

The Old Vic in collaboration with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.
Together the two theatres present our brand new Playcrush hosted by the Sherman’s Artistic Director (and previous Old Vic Baylis Director) Joe Murphy as he talks to a host of well-known names about their favourite plays.
The Old Vic would like to thank principal partner Royal Bank of Canada and the TS Eliot Estate for their support.
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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The Old Vic in collaboration with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.
Together the two theatres present our brand new Playcrush hosted by the Sherman’s Artistic Director (and previous Old Vic Baylis Director) Joe Murphy as he talks to a host of well-known names about their favourite plays.
The Old Vic would like to thank principal partner Royal Bank of Canada and the TS Eliot Estate for their support.
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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    Arinzé Kene, The Crucible

    Arinzé Kene, The Crucible

    In the final episode of Series Two, Joe is joined by Actor and Playwright Arinzé Kene. 
    Arinzé tells Joe why the play that scares him the most – The Crucible by Arthur Miller – also makes it to the top of his Playcrush list. 

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Isobel Waller-Bridge, Woyzeck

    Isobel Waller-Bridge, Woyzeck

    This week, Joe Murphy talks to Composer Isobel Waller-Bridge about her Playcrush, Georg Büchner's Woyzeck.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Owen Teale, Macbeth

    Owen Teale, Macbeth

    This week, Joe Murphy’s guest is Tony Award-winning actor Owen Teale, telling us why Shakespeare’s Macbeth is his Playcrush.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ella Hickson, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

    Ella Hickson, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

    This week, Joe Murphy is joined by Playwright Ella Hickson.
    Ella tells Joe why her PlayCrush is the experimental and provocative Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch.
    Contains strong language and adult content.

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    • 56 min
    Hammed Animashaun, A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Hammed Animashaun, A Midsummer Night's Dream

    This week Joe Murphy’s guest is Actor Hammed Animashaun. 
    Hammed tells Joe how the freedom and wildness of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream make it his PlayCrush.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Denise Gough, Electra

    Denise Gough, Electra

    In the first episode of PlayCrush Series Two, Joe Murphy is joined by Irish actor Denise Gough. 
     
    Denise talks about how her PlayCrush, the two and a half thousand year old Electra by Sophocles, is still relevant and contemporary today. 
     
    Content warning: This episode contains strong language and discussion about addiction. We encourage anyone affected by the issues in this episode to reach out. You can call the Samaritans for free at any time on 116 123 or email them at jo@samaritans.org. You can also contact the Mind Infoline, a confidential service offering information on a range of topics. They can also help by looking for support for you in your own area. Call 0300 123 3393 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Email info@mind.org.uk or text 86463. You can also find other support services for addiction and dependency at: https://bit.ly/3izpDoa   

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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