Why has new play Little Wing taken its title from a renowned guitar solo by Jimi Hendrix? In the second of a two-part interview, writer-director Juliette Quenin tells us about her inspirations, the best time to write and why she wanted to stage her inaugural production at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre.
The Gate Theatre’s artistic director Ellen McDougall has announced her second season at the Notting Hill venue with highlights including a new translation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice by Daniel Raggett who also directs, and A Small Place, adapted from the book by Jamaica Kincaid and directed by Anna Himali Howard.
Jean Cocteau and Francis Poulenc are two bastions of 20th century French creativity, pushing the envelope away from a traditional Romantic period into one of expressionism, serialism and altogether darker motifs. La Voix Humaine is no different.