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Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Let Me Go is a feature film based on the true life of Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) - whose mother was a Nazi war criminal. The film deals with intergenerational trauma, mother-daughter relationships, and the revelation of truth. Broadway Baby’s James T. Harding met the writer-director Polly Steele after the European premiere in Edinburgh to talk about adding fictional characters to real-life stories, the influence of therapeutic techniques on her work, and women in film. Continue Reading

From Stage to Screen: Modern Life is Rubbish\'s Philip Gawthorne

From Stage to Screen: Modern Life is Rubbish's Philip Gawthorne

Modern Life Is Rubbish is romantic comedy about a couple whose love of music brings them together as well as revealing their differences. The feature film version starring Freya Mavor and Josh Whitehouse recently made its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, but the story started life as short stage play. Broadway Baby’s James T. Harding met playwright and screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to learn more about the film and talk about writing across stage, television, and the big screen. Continue Reading

Phyllida Lloyd Transfers her All-female Julius Caesar to the Screen

Phyllida Lloyd Transfers her All-female Julius Caesar to the Screen

When it was first staged in 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s prison-set Julius Caesar was called “gimmicky, humourless and slow” by the Telegraph and “witty, liberating and inventive” by the Guardian. Joined by Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016, the once-controversial trilogy has become a byword for stripped back, all-female Shakespeare - and it’s about to be enjoyed by a much wider audience thanks to filmed versions of the 2016 re-staging. Broadway Baby’s James T. Harding met director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia, The Iron Lady)after the premiere screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to talk about the impetus behind Julius Caesar and the process of transferring it to the screen. Continue Reading

The Brighton Fringe Marketing Guide

The Brighton Fringe Marketing Guide

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at the Brighton Fringe with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. Continue Reading

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