Theatre

Inside the Hay Festival Experience

Reading is usually perceived as a solo activity, but the Hay Festival has turned it into a community experience. We talk to founder Peter Florence about why a live event works for literature and how they’ve spread the Hay brand around the world

How I Got Here: Punchdrunk founder Felix Barrett

Punchdrunk’s lavish theatre shows have inspired all kinds of immersive experiences – from pop-up supper clubs to musical performances. Founder Felix Barrett reflects on how the company got started and the pressures that come with fame

National Theatre Posters: A Design History

The 1,700-plus posters created for the National Theatre have been the responsibility of just five individuals over a period of 50 years. In this exclusive extract from Unit Editions’ new book on the subject, Rick Poynor looks at how such a wide range of expression has come from a single in-house studio