Common

30th May 2017 - 5th Aug 2017

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The House They Grew Up In

14th Jul 2017 - 5th Aug 2017

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Labour of Love

27th Sep 2017 - 2nd Dec 2017

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The Shock of Recognition

Amy Liptrot

In AA meetings, we are urged to “look for the similarities not the differences”. Watching People, Places, Things, I didn’t need to look hard, the parallels between my own life and the story onstage were obvious.

People, Places and Things - West End Transfer Rehearsal Diary

By Holly Race Roughan

People, Places & Things’ effortlessly stylish and modern set by Bunny Christie sits in the Wyndham’s 1899 theatre like an anachronistic giant in this Victorian wedding cake of a theatre.

People, Places and Things - Set Up Time-Lapse

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the set for People, Places & Things going up at the Wyndham's Theatre.

Émile Durkheim on Why Modern Reality is So Difficult to Deal With

Émile Durkheim was a French 19th century sociologist who focused on what modern capitalism does to our minds - and concluded that it might, quite literally, be driving us to an early grave.

Johann Hari - Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong

What really causes addiction? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari delivers a deeply personal TED talk, unearthing hopeful ways to think about an age-old problem.

Explore Foucault's Philosophy

Michel Foucault was a philosophical historian who questioned many of our assumptions about how much better the world is today compared with the past.

Jeremy Herrin and Duncan Macmillan on People, Places and Things

By National Theatre

Listen to Jeremy Herrin and Duncan Macmillan discuss People, Places and Things at a National Theatre Platform event.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Post-Press Night

Director of People, Places and Things Jeremy Herrin speaks about how the play has been going, the challenges ahead and what the play means to him at this stage in the process.

Director of People, Places and Things, Jeremy Herrin, speaks about how the play has been going, the challenges ahead and what the play means to him at this stage in the process.

People, Places and Things Rehearsal Diary - Week 6

by Holly Race Roughan

Blood (stage blood of course), sweat and tears characterized the final week’s work on People, Places and Things. Tech-ing a show of this ambition in a short space of time was always going to be a challenge. However, we were not prepared for just how much caffeine and patience it was going to take to get us through it.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 6

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses what he thinks the plays is about at Week 6 of the rehearsal process and analyses the challenges facing the company next week.

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses what he thinks the plays is about at Week 6 of the rehearsal process and analyses the challenges facing the company next week.

People, Places and Things Rehearsal Diary - Week 5

by Holly Race Roughan

‘The patient is alive’ declares Jeremy Herrin after the first run of the play on Saturday. After five weeks of staging 110 pages of drama – a process that includes absorbing cuts to the script, changes in costume, and the construction and interrogation of movement sequences - we put the show together on a grey morning in an empty rehearsal room and pray that it will work. What ensues is a heart breaking and engaging two hours twenty minutes of theatre. The operation was successful; this production is very much alive.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 5

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning and looks to the week ahead during Week 5 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

Director Jeremy Herrin analyses what the play means to him during Week 5 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

People, Places and Things Rehearsal Diary - Week 4

by Holly Race Roughan

Confession: I am writing this entry mid week five, and because I am struggling to remember what we did, I look back over my exercise book. Here is what I find at the top of the page...

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 4

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning and looks toward to the challenges ahead during Week 4 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning and looks toward the challenges during Week 4 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

People, Places and Things Rehearsal Diary - Week 3

by Holly Race Roughan

“This week is about orange chairs”.
- Director, Jeremy Herrin.

At the halfway point of our six-week rehearsal period it’s all about the practical. Gone are the days of long conversation, emotional exploration and vigorous research - it is time to stage the play and learn the lines.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 3

Director Jeremy Herrin analyses what the play means to him during Week 3 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

Director Jeremy Herrin analyses what the play means to him during Week 3 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

People, Places and Things Rehearsal Diary - Week 2

by Holly Race Roughan

“The more we talk about this play the more it feels like a central theme is objective truth”.
- Director, Jeremy Herrin.

It is becoming clear in rehearsal that the form of Duncan Macmillan’s play is dictated by the protagonist’s perspective and he challenges us to pursue this in our staging. We are shown the world of the play and its inhabitants from Emma’s point of view. If she is inebriated the world must appear distorted. If she has a blackout we skip forward in time. This week, the challenge of staging the text is proving a theatrical treat.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 2

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning during Week 2 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning during Week 2 of rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

People, Places and Things Rehearsal Diary - Week 1

by Holly Race Roughan

This play is going to be “emotionally expensive” predicted director Jeremy Herrin on Friday afternoon. After a week of intense discussion, tears and laughter, talking about addiction around a table in the National Theatre’s rehearsal space, that is certainly how many of us felt.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 1

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning during Week 1 and the challenges that await him next week during the rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

Director Jeremy Herrin discusses the play's meaning during Week 1 and the challenges that await him next week during the rehearsals for People, Places and Things at the National Theatre.

People, Places and Things - Director's Diary - Week 0

Director Jeremy Herrin talks about the play's biggest challenges  before rehearsals for People, Places and Things begin at the National Theatre.

Director Jeremy Herrin talks about the play's biggest challenges before rehearsals for People, Places and Things begin at the National Theatre.

Denise Gough Interview

The Honest Actors' Podcast

Listen to Denise Gough talks about her life as an actress in Episode 1 of Honest Actors' Podcast.