Director, worked for a time with Bubble Theatre
Below is an outline of the topics covered in our interview with Peter Rowe in 2013, recorded to assist with the construction of the Bubble Theatre company webpage.
Peter’s Unfinished Histories interview is now deposited with the British Library Sound Archive, V&A Theatre Collections and Sheffield University. For details see Viewing Interviews.
Date: March 2013
Company: Bubble Theatre
Interviewer: Iris Dove
Interview contents include: Pre-Bubble work with Solent, Inter-Action, Orange Tree and on a Trainee Director scheme based at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead. This gave him cross-discipline experiences. People at Bubble during his time there – Sarah Holmes, Vikki Heyward, Deborah Bestwick, Danny Braveman, Rob Luxton, Tony Gouveia, Eric Hickmott and more. Shows included Blood Brothers and Yuppie Zombies From Hell (Alan Gilbey from Woof, Isle of Dogs community theatre), Groping For Words, Little Shopsof Horrors, Headless Body (Bryony Lavery). Aims of work when there. Tension between imposed GLA [Greater London Arts] participatory work and producing shows. ‘Play in a day’ work. Plays always scripted during his time. Director-led, although development contributions from all. Descriptions of 2 types of Bubble tents and their management. Funding – on permanent notice from GLA, Local Boroughs’ funding. Good times and bad times. Audience relationship & responses. Repertoire choices, shows preparation and playing. Casting.
You can hear an extract from the interview here.