21 April 2021
In this episode Chris talks to playwright and screenwriter Colin Teevan. Colin has had his work produced at theatres like the Young Vic, the National Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland, he wrote the RTÉ series Rebellion which is also on Netflix, and he is a writer and executive producer on the Sky series Das Boot.
Colin’s monologue cycle The Seven Pomegranate Seeds will receive its world stage premiere at the Rose later this year.
Topics include: coping and staying creative over the past year; the constraints zoom places on the creative process; recreating Liverpool in the Czech Republic and Malta (and recreating New York in Liverpool); missing live theatre; the differences between writing for the screen and the stage; the storytelling opportunities presented by streaming services; how lockdown has changed our relationship with television; what kind of theatre landscape will emerge after lockdown; Colin’s journey to becoming a writer; looking forward to seeing The Seven Pomegranate Seeds at the Rose through fresh eyes; Colin’s thoughts on the UK’s future and what effect it may have on British theatre.