Welcome back to the WestWords Mini-Masterclass podcast, a fortnightly series of conversations with creatives. To kick off 2023 we welcome Hilary Bell, who is a highly respected and multi-awarded playwright, writer, librettist and children’s book author. Hilary was one of our WestWords/Daffodil Cottage residents in 2022, where she was working on her new play The Book of Harold, as well as putting some polish on her musical theatre adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock. In this conversation she and James talk about musical theatre, missing schoolgirls, Harold Pinter’s housekeeper, and even the most overrated movie of all time (briefly).
Thank you to the Adès Family Foundation and Katy Jenkins for their ongoing generous support for the Daffodil Cottage program of support for writers and artists.