Fourth in the series of exclusive interviews with Producers and Creatives from the Australian Premiere Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Margaret Throsby interviews Steven Hoggett, Movement Director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. They discuss honouring the script rhythmically, creating fluidity for the audience, directing cloaks, the Australian company’s physicality and the mechanics of the show.
Steven Hoggett has previously collaborated with John Tiffany on Pinocchio for the National Theatre, The Twits for the Royal Court, Let the Right One In and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland, The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway, and Once on Broadway and in the West End. Other recent credits include American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Last Ship, Rocky the Musical, The Crucible and Angels in America on Broadway; Close to You at NYTW and the Criterion; The Light Princess for the National Theatre; Dr. Dee for the Manchester International Festival; and Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera. Hoggett was a founding co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly for which his credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, International Tour), Lovesong, Othello, Little Dogs, Beautiful Burnout, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) andDirty Wonderland. His film credits include How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Dreamworks and Freak Show for Maven Pictures. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge).