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‘I would not be where I am today without the Belgrade’ – Laurence Boswell in Conversation

Posted on 26 March 2014

When it comes to Belgrade Youth Theatre success stories, they don’t come much bigger than RSC Associate and Ustinov Studio Artistic Director, Laurence Boswell.

Having first fallen in love with theatre as a member of the Belgrade Youth Scheme directing his contemporary Clive Owen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this Spring sees the former Woodfields pupil return to his theatrical roots directing two out of three of the rarely-performed plays which feature in the Belgrade’s Spanish Golden Age Season, romantic comedy A Lady Of Little Sense _and passion-fuelled tragedy Punishment Without Revenge _both by Lope De Vega.

No stranger to the world of Spanish classical drama, Laurence’s first Golden Age season won him the prestigious accolade of an Olivier Award for Outstanding achievement back in 1992. As an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Laurence went on to direct another Spanish Golden Age Season in 2004, which later transferred to the West End and to Madrid.

Described by Laurence as a ‘three incredible stories about the glories and dangers of passionate love’, these three undiscovered classics of the theatre repertoire will tour to the Belgrade for four weeks between Wed 26 Mar – Sat 19 April following their acclaimed premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath earlier this year.

Read the full interview Laurence Boswell by Catherine Vonledbur in the Birmingham Post.

On behalf of everyone at the Belgrade Theatre, we would like to wish Laurence a fantastic homecoming.

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