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Interview with Juliet Forster

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The Youth Network Leadership talk to the Associate Director at York Theatre Royal

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During the autumn residential, the Youth Network Leadership Team were lucky enough to  talk to the associate director of the York Theatre Royal, Juliet Forster is there a generic for cialis.

The interview came immediately after the opening night of ‘See How They Run‘, a wartime theatre farce classic which is currently running at the the York Theatre Royal.

Juliet has had an exciting career in theatre, both performing and directing. She used to always have trouble getting parts until she learnt to project her voice, and once this skill was learnt she had no problems in auditions. Eerily, her first performance was the part of Ida in her school’s production of ‘See How They Run’. It was this fond memory that actually helped influence her decision to bring it to the theatre for a 3 week run. 

We discussed her directing style, which is best described as organic. While she has ultimate control over the creative team she brings in to work on a show, she is appreciative of their input, and will not force the actors to adhere unwaveringly from her vision; accepting that what goes on in her head may not look the same on stage. Juliet specifically drew comparison and inspiration from a book she read very early on in her career, called The Empty Space, penned by Peter Brook.

Juliet provided a lot of fantastic information and a rare insight into the world of theatre; very much peeling back the layers of mystique and glamour the public see. It is often the case that people will go and see a show, getting completely caught up in the story and loosing themselves for a few hours. They leave content but perhaps unaware of the sheer amount of work that goes into such a performance. I for one am certainly much more educated.

The network were grateful to have such an honest account of what it is like to work in theatre, with many of us having aspirations of such a career, and Juliet offered suggestions on possible entry steps.  

The interview is available to listen online and download in iTunes, and both the links are available below. If you have even a fleeting interest in theatre I seriously encourage you to give it a listen. 

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Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

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