Kate Wyver

Kate Wyver

Biography

Kate Wyver is a freelance journalist, who writes about theatre for publications including the Guardian

Recent Articles

Alistair Spalding on Sadler's Wells-BBC dance festival: ‘Art is still made in difficult circumstances’

Alistair Spalding on Sadler's Wells-BBC dance festival: ‘Art is still made in difficult circumstances’

Sadler’s Wells has been inviting in audiences since 1683 and, though the building is closed, it continues to do so. Artistic director and chief executive Alistair Spalding tells Kate Wyver about digital dance festival Dancing Nation – a partnership with the BBC
Juliet Gilkes Romero: ‘My responsibility is to tell powerful stories that can carry an audience’

Juliet Gilkes Romero: ‘My responsibility is to tell powerful stories that can carry an audience’

As her play The Whip, about the UK’s abolition of slavery, is named winner of the Alfred Fagon Award, former journalist Juliet Gilkes Romero explains how her forensic approach to theatremaking brings past injustices to account on stage
Lambert Jackson: 'We were drawn to each other. Our partnership is built on friendship'

Lambert Jackson: 'We were drawn to each other. Our partnership is built on friendship'

After meeting six years ago as students, producers Eliza Jackson and Jamie Lambert have gone on to form their own company, Lambert Jackson. They tell Kate Wyver why they charged for their work in lockdown and their hopes for a new-look West End
Voila! Europe

Voila! Europe

A celebration of European theatre persevering against the odds
The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop

Lung Ha Theatre Company’s gentle, well-paced show about coping with disability abuse encourages its audience to share their worries and stand up against injustice
Adjoa Andoh: ‘Every storyteller has an agenda – there’s no such thing as a neutral story’

Adjoa Andoh: ‘Every storyteller has an agenda – there’s no such thing as a neutral story’

The actor and director tells The Stage about shifting perspectives for Jermyn Street Theatre’s retelling of the Greek myths – 15 Heroines – playing a 19th-century socialite in Netflix’s Bridgerton and joining the Black Lives Matter protests during lockdown
Mojisola Elufowoju: 'The stories we tell must continue to interrogate the past'

Mojisola Elufowoju: 'The stories we tell must continue to interrogate the past'

Utopia Theatre’s award-winning director on the steps she is taking to keep traditional storytelling alive, her fears over the way the industry is run, and why she believes there is much that theatre could learn from football
Choreographer Gary Clarke: 'As a child, I had passion and drive. Adding technique gives you longevity'

Choreographer Gary Clarke: 'As a child, I had passion and drive. Adding technique gives you longevity'

From humble beginnings in Grimethorpe, choreographer Gary Clarke has carved out an impressive career in dance. He tells Kate Wyver about his ‘bonkers’ new 15-minute film But Living for a venue close to his heart – the Lawrence Batley Theatre
Director of BBC Arts Jonty Claypole: 'The gap between media and the arts has closed significantly'

Director of BBC Arts Jonty Claypole: 'The gap between media and the arts has closed significantly'

The BBC’s Culture in Quarantine programme has ensured audiences across the UK have continued to get their culture fix during lockdown. Director of BBC Arts Jonty Claypole tells Kate Wyver about becoming “a stage for the nation” and rumours that the Corporation’s primary arts channel BBC Four is at risk
GDIF – 'The festival needs to reflect stories of the people and places’

GDIF – 'The festival needs to reflect stories of the people and places’

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival artistic director Bradley Hemmings tells The Stafe about reimagining the festival
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