It was a pleasure to get to speak to director Paige Rattray ahead of the debut of her new play Hedda for Scenestr magazine. It had been a while since I’d done an interview and I was lucky to speak to such a passionate creative who was excited about her latest work. Seeing the play last Thursday a couple of weeks after her interview I found a lot of her hopes for what audiences took away were certainly on my mind following the performance.
An adaptation by Melissa Bubnic by the original Henrik Ibsen classic I attended with my wife Karen who had seen and studied the original at university. It was interesting to talk to her about the differences and similarities as someone who is not too familiar with the original. The ensemble cast was first rate too led by the daring and talented New Zealand star Danielle Cormack.
You can read my interview with Ms Rattray here http://scenestr.com.au/arts/hedda-queensland-theatre-contemporises-a-classic-production-20181116 and my review of Hedda is available here http://scenestr.com.au/arts/hedda-review-queensland-theatre-20181116 I hope you enjoy.
This brings me to 75 published posts with Scenestr as well which I am really proud to have reached.
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8 thoughts on “INTERVIEW WITH ‘HEDDA’ DIRECTOR PAIGE RATTRAY AND ‘HEDDA’ REVIEW AVAILABLE ON SCENESTR”
That’s a solid review of an interesting production of the classic play, Lloyd.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you Pete, I was advised Queensland Theatre liked it. 🙂 Best wishes Pete.
You have quite a terrific job, Lloyd. They say you’ll never work a day in your life if you’re doing what you love. Great review.
I agree GP, its strictly a side gig at the moment but to do it full time would be amazing.
Best of luck to you (though with your expertise, I doubt luck enters into it!)
I have been very lucky already. 🙂
What a great interview, the passion really comes through.
Thank you Jay for reading. Yes I really enjoyed speaking to the director, when someone has something to say it makes it easy but also gives you a responsibility to communicate it. So thank you.