In the second of a two-part Q&A, actors from DSL had the privilege of discussing Much Ado About Nothing with director Christopher Luscombe in the latest industry talk. This was a continuation from his talk last term on Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Chris began his career in theatre as an actor, spending seven years with the RSC. He has since gone on to direct plays and opera nationally and internationally. With expertise in Shakespeare, Chris has directed many plays in Stratford including Twelfth Night and The Shakespeare Revue.
The topics discussed included the challenges of rehearsing and performing two plays in one season and the challenges of filming staged productions.
"It was fascinating to hear the thinking behind Chris' production choices at the RSC for Loves Labours Lost/Won, namely a far from minimalist but hybrid mix of the world of the 1940's juxtaposed with the Tudor/Shakespearean setting of Charlecote Park"- Oliver Welby,1 Year Diploma in Professional Acting