Thursday, 8 January 2015

Q & A with Filter Co-Artistic Director Ollie Dimsdale

As we prepare to welcome back the anarchic Filter Theatre Company with another radical interpretation of a Shakespearean classic, we thought it was the perfect time to delve into the 'heat-oppressed' brain of Ollie Dimsdale. Ollie, Filter's Co-Artistic Director, talks about their unique approach to Shakespeare with their production of Macbeth

Filter impressed Citizens Theatre's audiences in 2014 with their unique take on Twelfth Night

Q&A with Macbeth Composer Tom Haines

Filter Theatre and Tobacco Factory Theatres’s production of Macbeth, opened at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol in September 2014. Central to this radical new version of Shakespeare’s gripping tragedy is the music, composed as part of the rehearsal process by Composer Tom Haines and performed by Musician Alan Pagan and the rest of the Macbeth cast. Using new technology and a fascinating array of weird and wonderful instruments, the music is both acoustically and aesthetically captivating. Tom Haines discusses the role of music in this new production