The People’s Palace podcast: My memories for Roundhouse at 50

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Tune in: BBC4 – Sunday, 23 November 2016 at 10pm. Arena.

Terrific documentary and account of the Roundhouse at 50, it’s beginnings as Arnold Wesker’s brainchild as Centre42 and its evolution into the Rock and counter culture venue in the 1960s and ’70s and later radical theatre stagings. Director Anthony Wall has done a great job pulling together archival footage and latter day interviews with current Artistic Director, Marcus Davey.

Warmly recommended.

I was also interviewed about my own time working at the Roundhouse circa 1972, which was recorded as oral history for their website. You can listen to my podcast below and find many other interviews and gems from the archives on the Roundhouse’s dedicated website to mark the milestone “Celebrating 50 Years: If These Walls Could Sing…” at 50.roundhouse.org.uk.

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Carole Woddis has been a theatre journalist and critic for over 30 years. She was London reviewer and feature writer for Glasgow’s The Herald for 12 years and for many other newspapers and magazines. She has contributed to other websites including The Arts Desk, Reviews Gate and London Grip and now blogs independently at woddisreviews.org.uk. Carole is also the author of: The Bloomsbury Theatre Guide with Trevor T Griffiths; a collection of interviews with actresses, Sheer Bloody Magic (Virago), and Faber & Faber’s Pocket Guide to 20th Century Drama with Stephen Unwin. For ten years, she was a Visiting Tutor in Journalism at Goldsmiths College and for three years with City University. Earlier in her career, she worked with the RSC, National Theatre, Round House and Royal Ballet as a publicist and as an administrator for other theatre and dance organisations.
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Carole Woddis
Carole Woddis has been a theatre journalist and critic for over 30 years. She was London reviewer and feature writer for Glasgow’s The Herald for 12 years and for many other newspapers and magazines. She has contributed to other websites including The Arts Desk, Reviews Gate and London Grip and now blogs independently at woddisreviews.org.uk. Carole is also the author of: The Bloomsbury Theatre Guide with Trevor T Griffiths; a collection of interviews with actresses, Sheer Bloody Magic (Virago), and Faber & Faber’s Pocket Guide to 20th Century Drama with Stephen Unwin. For ten years, she was a Visiting Tutor in Journalism at Goldsmiths College and for three years with City University. Earlier in her career, she worked with the RSC, National Theatre, Round House and Royal Ballet as a publicist and as an administrator for other theatre and dance organisations.

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