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Front Row

Punchdrunk; Conran on Paolozzi; Laura Mvula; Riba Stirling Prize

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

With John Wilson.

Susannah Clapp reviews the new Punchdrunk production The Drowned Man, A Hollywood Fable. The company is known for not using stages or even seats, and their groundbreaking immersive style - in previous shows like Sleep No More - has had a huge influence in contemporary theatre.

As an Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective opens in Chichester, John meets the artist's lifelong friend Sir Terence Conran. Conran, who has since had success in design, retail and restaurants, remembers helping Paolozzi put together some of his early sculptures.

In Cultural Exchange, singer Laura Mvula chooses the song Four Women by Nina Simone. Released on the 1966 album Wild is the Wind, it tells the story of four different African-American women.

The shortlist for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize was announced today. This year's list, in which housing features prominently, includes the regenerated Park Hill housing estate in Sheffield. Architect and Chair of the Judges Philip Gumuchdjian, and journalist Tom Dyckhoff discuss the six buildings that have been nominated.

Producer Kate Bullivant. Show less


John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Conran
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Gumuchdjian
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Dyckhoff

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