Front Row

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FrontRow: Cornelia Parker, Richard Wilson, Barrie Rutter 12 Feb 15

February 12th, 2015

Episode 766 of 1502 episodes

Cornelia Parker discusses her new exhibition at the re-developed Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. The show includes new commissions such as Blakean Abstract, a collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Professor Kostya Novoselov. Sheffield Theatres is presenting a Sarah Kane season to mark the 20th anniversary of the premiere of her debut play, Blasted. The actor and director Richard Wilson and Sheffield Theatres' artistic director Daniel Evans discuss the late Sarah Kane's work, and her legacy as a playwright. Barrie Rutter, founder and artistic director of Northern Broadsides, first played the role of King Lear in 1999. 16 years on he talks to John Wilson about playing King Lear for the second time. Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, on how the building's 15m redevelopment has stayed true to the Victorian instincts of its founders but provided a bridge to the needs of its 21st century visitors.

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