In Conversation at the Traverse podcast with Julie Hesmondhalgh released
20 September 2018 ← return to listing
Today, we are excited to release the first of our In
Conversation at the Traverse podcasts. Hosted by Traverse
Artistic Director Orla O'Loughlin, in episode one Orla is joined by
BAFTA award-winning actor, Julie Hesmondhalgh. The episode was
recorded with a live audience during Traverse Festival 2018.
Whilst you might be familiar with Julie Hesmondhalgh from her
roles as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street or
Trish Winterman in Broadchurch, she also has a
formidable stage CV, and performed her one-woman show, The
Greatest Play in the History of the World, at the Traverse
during the festival this year. The piece was written by her
husband, Ian Kershaw, and for which she won one of The Stage
Edinburgh 2018 Awards for her performance.
Speaking on the personal and political forces behind her work
and what it means to create theatre today, Julie also discusses the
vital need to make arts training and jobs accessible to those from
a working-class background.
In Conversation at the Traverse: Julie
In the next episode of In Conversation at the Traverse
(release date: Thu 27 Sep) Orla will be joined by comedian and
political activist, Mark Thomas.
In Conversation at the Traverse is sponsored by Spotlight: the home of