Programmes, Events and Happenings
Marcus Lilley outlines some interesting things to look out for over the coming months.
Autumn is upon us and for my latest Create Hub article, I thought it would be a nice time to share some programmes, events and happenings taking place online over the next months.
Theatre Lives – The Stage and Digital Theatre
First up is a new series of interviews entitled ‘Theatre Lives’ which is a collaboration between The Stage and Digital Theatre where leading artists including Adrian Lester, Juliet Stevenson, Michael Grandame, Julie Walters and Imelda Staunton share their experiences and influences.
“Theatre people often shy away from illuminating what they do as theirs is quite a difficult job to explain well. There’s no definitive way of doing it, its transformative nature being an alchemy of text, technique, instinct and imagination. We’re thrilled to present such special guests in conversation and deepen the understanding of one of the oldest professions.” – Fiona Lindsay, Digital Theatre+
The interviews will be recorded at a studio at the Lyric Hammersmith and the interviewees will share their experiences, influences and reflections to Fiona Lindsay, Creative Producer at Digital Theatre+. The conversations will premiere on The Stage website for two weeks and then be available on the Digital Theatre Website. The airing dates of the interviews are:
- Adrian Lester: September 29 – October 12
- Juliet Stevenson: October 13 – October 26
- Michael Grandage: October 27 – November 9
- Julie Walters: November 10 – November 23
- Imelda Staunton: November 24 – December 7
BBC Two will be dedicating Saturday night programming to the arts with a great selection of films, documentary and shows taking place in the Autumn including:
- The Secret Life of Sue Townsend, the best selling author of the Adrian Mole books will be a celebration of Sue’s work with contributions from Stephen Mangan, Ian Hislop and Isy Suttie.
- The all – male dance troupe BalletBoyz will be showcasing their first feature film called Young Men, they will be the first dance group to produce a full length film. (Watch a trailer below)
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the two leading on – demand subscription based services in the UK and constantly have new series and content arriving, below is a selection of new series and series to catch up on:
An Amazon Prime original series follows Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, who gets recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. It stars Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin. Series 1 & 2 are available to watch on Amazon Prime. Series 3 has been confirmed but no air date announced.
The Get Down
Directed by Baz Lurman (The Great Gatsby, Romeo & Juliet) The Get Down is a follows the birth of Hip Hop in the late 1970’s in New York. The first six episodes aired in August 2016. Watch the trailer below:
Narcos Series 2
The rise and fall of Columbian crime lord Pablo Escobar returns for a 2nd series. The series follows the pursuit of one of Columbia’s most notorious criminals and the the Drug Enforcement Agency’s attempts to bring him to justice. Seasons 1 & 2 are available to watch here. Watch the trailer below.