Freddie Fox, Costa Children's Prize winner Jasbinder Bilan, theatre ticket pricing
Freddie Fox on playing Jeremy Bamber in ITV's new six part factual drama White House Farm, about one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse. The drama, which is based on extensive research, interviews and published accounts, tells the story of how Essex Police initially believed that Bamber’s sister Sheila Caffell had murdered her own family before turning the gun on herself but doubts soon began to emerge.
While some London shows sell out immediately and command huge ticket prices and regional theatres struggle to fill venues, we consider how theatres use their ticketing strategy to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Critic Lyn Gardner, alongside Delia Barker, Programme Director at Camden Roundhouse and Robin Hawkes, Executive Director of Leeds Playhouse, discuss.
This week Front Row hears from the winners of each of the Costa Book Award categories. Tonight Jasbinder Bilan talks about her Children’s Book Award winner - Asha & The Spirit Bird - which fuses a children’s adventure story with magical realism.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Julian May…read more