Terri Paddock chairs an In Conversation With... director Deborah Warner the 2019 HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh

HighTide Festival video: Terri Paddock interviews leading director Deborah Warner OBE

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At this year’s annual HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, I was privileged to chair an hour-long “In Conversation With” platform discussion with legendary director Deborah Warner, reflecting on nearly 40 years in the business.

Since launching her career at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1980, Warner has gone on to direct plays and operas at the Almeida Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and many other leading theatres and opera houses around the world, including in the West End, on Broadway and myriad found spaces. Her experiential installations include the St Pancras Project and the Angel Project, both first commissioned for LIFT, and Peace Camp for the Cultural Olympiad in 2012.

Warner is also renowned for her work with multi-award-winning actor Fiona Shaw, considered one of the most important and enduring collaborations in modern British theatre. Their 18 theatrical productions together include Electra, Hedda Gabler, Richard II (in which Shaw – quite controversially in 1995 – took the title role), The Waste Land, The Power Book, Happy Days and Testament of Mary.

Amongst Warner’s accolades to date are two Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Director, a CBE for services to drama and France’s Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She is also an associate artist at the Barbican Centre, received an Honorary Fellowship of Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (where she herself studied stage management) and, in January this year, became the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University.

A fascinating discussion about Shakespeare, opera, collaboration, reinvention and much more. For more photos and tweets, visit TerriPaddock.com.

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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.

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