We talk to Raz Shaw, a director whose theatre productions in Manchester and London are highly acclaimed; he won Best Director in the UK Theatre Awards in 2016 for his play WIT starring Julie Hesmondhalgh, and his first musical The Producers featured in the Guardian's top ten shows of 2018. He has also written a book, Death And The Elephant (How Cancer Saved My Life), about battling a gambling addiction having been diagnosed with cancer when he was in his 20s. We talk about all of this with Raz in this episode, as well as how it feels to be on the coronavirus high-risk shielding list and his three months of enforced isolation . We hope you find it as fascinating and heart-warming as we did.
This episode is produced by Harry Winteringham (documentary film maker and photographer: www.harrywinteringham.uk
), in collaboration with Russ Williams from Pod and Chips.