Matt Humphrey and I had the opportunity to fly over to New York and catch People, Places & Things at the St Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. With both of us having seen the show a couple times before, we got to watch it again before heading backstage last Friday night. And I cannot begin to tell you how phenomenal this production was. The company has grown in stature, taking Jeremy Herrin’s production of Duncan Macmillan’s play to new heights.
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to meet this company and get to know them over the last year, and Matt and I were overwhelmed by the welcome we received, both when we watched the show and also when we were backstage. We realise what a privileged position we are in, and it is something that we never forget. This visit, was truly unforgettable.
I sat down and talked to the company about taking the play from London (both at the National and the Wyndham’s Theatre) to New York, and how they themselves thought the audiences there received the play.