Mountview LIVE

11 May - 21 Sep

Mountview LIVE

11 May - 21 Sep

Mountview is thrilled to announce three new guests as part of the online Mountview LIVE series, beginning with award-winning actor and director of stage and screen Adrian Lester on 7 September. Following this, Mountview LIVE will feature interviews with Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood on 14 September. Award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable will be interviewed alongside designer and Kiln Theatre Creative Associate Tom Piper on 21 September.

The interviews will be broadcast free on Mountview’s YouTube channel. Dates and times are displayed behind their photos below and to the right of this page.

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Booking Info


Series One
Mon 18 May 2020, 6pm - Noma Dumezweni
Mon 25 May 2020, 6pm - Amanda Holden
Mon 1 Jun 2020, 6pm - Dame Judi Dench
Tue 30 Jun 2020 - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Series Two
Mon 6 Jul 2020, 6pm - Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 6pm - Stephen Daldry CBE
Mon 20 Jul 2020, 6pm - Glenda Jackson CBE

Series Three
Mon 7 Sep 2020, 6pm - Adrian Lester CBE
Mon 14 Sep 2020, 6pm - Craig Revel Horwood
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 6pm - Paule Constable and Tom Piper MBE

And then available to watch at any time.


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Giles Terera MBE


Giles Terera trained at Mountview. His career has included Candide, Hamlet and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre). He was in the original casts of Avenue Q and Book of Mormon.

Most recently he originated the role of Aaron Burr in the London production of Hamilton, for which he won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and appeared in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

In his 2013 documentary Muse of Fire Giles interviewed many of the world’s leading actors about acting Shakespeare.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tue 30 Jun


Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning composer, lyricist and actor. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights.

His additional Broadway credits include Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), and West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations).

Miranda is the recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award and the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. He received an Emmy Award with Tom Kitt for their song, “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

Miranda has actively supported the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, creating the benefit single, “Almost Like Praying” in support of the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program.

In honor of the historic 2019 run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, the Miranda family, the producers of Hamilton, and the Flamboyan Foundation partnered to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund, raising $15 million for arts and culture on the island.

TV/Film credits include His Dark Materials, Fosse/Verdon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2018 Emmy Nomination, Guest Actor), Saturday Night Live (2017 Emmy Nomination, Guest Actor), Sesame Street, The Electric Company, House, DuckTales, 200 Cartas, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Moana (2017 Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, Grammy Award for Best Original Song) and Mary Poppins Returns (2019 Golden Globe Nomination, Best Actor).

Miranda received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. He lives with his family in NYC.

Adrian Lester CBE

7 Sep, 6pm

Award-winning actor and director of stage and screen, Adrian Lester is known for stage roles including Othello and Henry V at the National Theatre and Hamlet, directed by Peter Brook.

In television, Lester played the leading role in the iconic BBC series Hustle and has appeared in numerous TV dramas including Trauma, Undercover, Riviera and the forthcoming BBC series Life. He has appeared in movies including The Day After Tomorrow, Primary Colors and the Oscar nominated Mary Queen of Scots.

Lester has also directed on stage and screen, including Riviera, Hustle, short film Of Mary and The Greatest Wealth at The Old Vic.

Craig Revel Horwood

14 Sep, 6pm

Craig Revel Horwood, of Strictly Come Dancing fame, built his career as a director and choreographer in the UK’s West End, with credits such as Sunset Boulevard, Sister Act and Chess. He also directs the annual Strictly Come Dancing UK tour.

Other television credits include his role as Head Judge for Dancing with the Stars Australia, winner of Maestro for BBC2 for which he conducted the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and he was a subject of Who Do You Think You Are, tracing his ancestry in Australia.

His first solo tour of the UK, All Balls and Glitter, is scheduled for this autumn.

Paule Constable

21 Sep, 6pm

Paule is a multi-award winning lighting designer, Royal Designer for Industry and National Theatre associate.

Her work at the National includes Manor, The Visit, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, 'Master Harold'...and the boys, Follies, Pericles, Nine Night, Pinocchio, Mosquitoes, Common, Angels in America, The Red Barn, The Threepenny Opera,, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Light Princess, Table, This House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Phèdre, Death and the King’s Horseman, Waves, Saint Joan and War Horse.

Other theatre includes: Wolf Hall (RSC/West End/Broadway), ear for eye, How to Hold Your Breath, Clybourne Park and The Weir (Royal Court), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Michael Grandage Company), Teddy Ferrara, The Chalk Garden and Othello (Donmar Warehouse), Happy Days, Feast and Vernon God Little (Young Vic) and 17, Herons and Blasted (Lyric Hammersmith).

Opera includes: Benvenuto Cellini, Satyagraha, Medea and Dr Dee (English National Opera), Billy Budd and Entführung aus dem Serail (Glyndebourne), and Roberto Devereux and Cav and Pag (Metropolitan Opera, New York).

Dance includes: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Play Without Words and Dorian Gray (Matthew Bourne).

Tom Piper MBE

21 Sep, 6pm

Tom Piper is Associate Designer at the RSC from 2004 -2014 where work included the Histories season and the design of TOP Theatre.

Recent work includes Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre, New York & West End), Curtain Up exhibition at the V&A and a collaboration with Paul Cummins to create Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red: the fields of poppies which were presented at the Tower of London and then across the UK.