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Anne Sofie von Otter, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Burning Man Temple in Derry, Boxing on Stage

March 6th, 2015

Episode 799 of 1502 episodes

Swedish soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, who is starring in Kurt Weill's 1930 opera The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny and has just won a Grammy for her recording of French cabaret songs, talks to Kirsty Lang. Tina Fey's new comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is reviewed by Heat Magazine's TV Editor Boyd Hilton. As the man behind Nevada's Burning Man festival temple, David Best, creates one of his temples for the city of Derry/Londonderry, Front Row speaks to the artist and Helen Marriage, the Director of Artichoke who commissioned the work. And actors come out fighting as two plays set in the world of boxing open this month - the Royale is about the African American boxer Jack Johnson and No Heart, No Guts, No Glory follows young Muslim women in Bradford who take up boxing to challenge prejudice. Madani Younis, director of The Royale, and Aisha Zia, writer of No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, discuss the challenges of boxing on stage and how the metaphor of the fight works as theatre. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Ella-mai Robey.

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