Earlier this year patterer Amy Hall Gibson got in touch with us to say:
I loved reading your conversation with David Harradine, very inspiring! It got me thinking about who I would want to talk to about early years arts and the first thought was Virginia Radcliffe artistic director of Licketyspit early years theatre company. I have met Virginia once quite a few years back and she was such an inspiring person to speak to and to watch perform.
I would like to speak to her again and have a conversation about what inspires her to do what she does and how she overcomes/overcame challenges creatively and financially. I am also interested in how she went about setting her company Licketyspit.
Their conversation has now been published on the site. Amy caught up with Virginia, the Artistic Director/ Chief Executive of Licketyspit whilst she was in New York.
“Children love playing with adults who really play with them in an equal way. And actors are the people who play as seriously as children play. Obviously plays are actors’ work and a lot of people say play is children’s work. Playing is the last things that children stop doing. When children are starving in refugee camps they still play. It’s vital. Children need to play.”
Read the full transcript here.