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Kate Wyver

Kate Wyver

Biography

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

Recent Articles

Tamara Rojo

Tamara Rojo

For decades, Tamara Rojo has delighted audiences with era-defining performances of some of the greatest roles in the dance repertoire and has led English National Ballet for nine years. As the company prepares to perform Akram Khan’s Creature, she talks about finally choreographing her first show and opening up the art form to diverse artists and audiences
David Nixon: ‘It’s time for someone else to have the chance to run a company like this’

David Nixon: ‘It’s time for someone else to have the chance to run a company like this’

After 20 years in charge of Northern Ballet, artistic director David Nixon is stepping down in December. He tells Kate Wyver why he prioritises the individual over the company, what he would have changed about his directorship and what’s next
Actor Saffron Coomber: ‘In rehearsals, all I want to do is play, because I want to understand’

Actor Saffron Coomber: ‘In rehearsals, all I want to do is play, because I want to understand’

Following TV roles in Tracy Beaker and EastEnders, Saffron Coomber starred in Emilia in the West End. Now rehearsing for Alys Metcalf’s dark new play Leopards, she tells Kate Wyver why an intimacy director has been crucial during the process
Olivier-winning director Miranda Cromwell: ‘To get a second chance at staging Rockets and Blue Lights is very moving’

Olivier-winning director Miranda Cromwell: ‘To get a second chance at staging Rockets and Blue Lights is very moving’

Having made her name directing with Marianne Elliott on Death of a Salesman, Angels in America and Company. Olivier-winning director Miranda Cromwell tells Kate Wyver about bringing Winsome Pinnock’s Rockets and Blue Lights to the National Theatre
Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan

As she prepares to perform Beckett’s Happy Days, Lisa Dwan talks to The Stage about capturing the essence of humanity in the playwright’s work, coping with stage fright and rehearsing Not I in the park while blindfolded
National Theatre reopens: ‘The cast arrived, and the room came back to life’

National Theatre reopens: ‘The cast arrived, and the room came back to life’

After a protracted and ‘horrible’ period of false starts and redundancies, the National Theatre has reopened with After Life, soon to be followed by Under Milk Wood. The buzz is back, members of its operations team tell Kate Wyver
‘Bold, new work for a bold, new world’ – the young writers pushing the West End forward

‘Bold, new work for a bold, new world’ – the young writers pushing the West End forward

As theatres reopen, writers Joseph Charlton, Amy Berryman and Yasmin Joseph tell Kate Wyver about making their West End debuts in Sonia Friedman Productions’ comeback season, Re:Emerge, which is bringing new work to the Harold Pinter Theatre
Adrian Jackson

Adrian Jackson

As Cardboard Citizens celebrates its 30th anniversary, artistic director Adrian Jackson talks about founding the company that makes theatre with and for homeless people, its outreach work during the pandemic and the influence of his close friend Augusto Boal
Thirst Trap

Thirst Trap

Fuel Theatre’s valiant effort at making the climate crisis feel immediate, but the result is lukewarm
Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels

Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels

Two-hander written by Athena Stevens that only finds energy in the final episodes
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