The second series of interviews features an all-star line up to give young people and youth theatres the chance to interact directly with
renowned artists and industry leaders.

It has been announced that BAFTA nominated actor George Mackay (1917; Captain Fantastic), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education; Uncle Vanya, West End), Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù (Gangs of London; The Huntsman: Winter’s War), BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brit Abubakar Salim (Assassin’s Creed; Raised by Wolves), Olivier Award nominated Laura Wade (Posh, West End; Home I’m
Darling, National Theatre) and the Shadow Culture Secretary Tracy Brabin, will chat to Calum Finlay, Playbox Theatre Associate Artist.

In order to support young people and youth theatres, Playbox Theatre will partner with youth theatres across the UK to co-stream this season of CHATTERBOX interviews live to their Facebook pages. Members of these youth theatres will also be given the exclusive opportunity to be one of only 100 people taking part in the interviews, pitching questions to, and directly
engaging with the guests live. With more guests to be announced, all interviews will be available on-demand and free of charge following the live streams.

Talking about the news: Calum Finlay said: “After a really successful first series of CHATTERBOX, I’m absolutely thrilled to be partnering with youth theatres up and down the country so they can share these fantastic live and interactive interviews with their young people – for free! I hope these
interviews will inspire young people in isolation, as well as introduce the fantastic work Playbox Theatre does to a wider audience.”

For those interested in taking part, youth theatres, schools or participation departments can sign up to co-stream the content and take part for free, simply register interest by emailing From
here they will be guided through the co-streaming set up and advised on how members can register to take part in the interview itself.

All episodes from Series One of CHATTERBOX are available for free through the Playbox Theatre website, including interviews with Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey; Lovejoy), Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply; Bend It Like Beckham) and cast members from Harry Potter and the
Cursed Child, Jonathan Case and Jamie Ballard.

The dates for the second series of interviews are as follows:

Friday 12th June, 4pm – George Mackay
Friday 19th June, 4pm – Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù
Friday 26th June, 4pm – Aimee Lou Wood
Friday 3rd July, 4pm – Laura Wade
Friday 10th July, 4pm – Tracy Brabin
Friday 17th July, 4pm – Abubakar Salim

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