OPINION - The Evening Standard Theatre Podcast: Eddie Izzard on her new solo adaptation of Great Expectations

Eddie Izzard (Amanda Searle)
Eddie Izzard (Amanda Searle)

Listen here or wherever you stream your podcasts.

Eddie Izzard joins us to talk about her new one-woman adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations and how the show borrows heavily from her stand-up.

Eddie talks preparations for another one-woman show, this time Hamlet, and about holding open rehearsals around Britain this year.

We review SplitLip Theatre’s raucous Second World War musical Operation Mincemeat, at the Fortune Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, as well as Sir Lenny Henry's play August in England which is inspired by the Windrush Scandal. That’s on now at the Bush Theatre and is co-directed by Lynette Linton and Daniel Bailey.

Plus, what’s happened in theatre this week? We talk about the great news that Cush Jumbo is joining David Tennant in the Donmar Warehouse’s Macbeth, and the not-so-great news of quite how much it can cost to rent accommodation during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

You can hear our chat with the cast and creators of Operation Mincemeat: A New Musical here, and our interview with Sir Lenny Henry and Lynette Linton for August in England here.