Nostalgia podcast with Helen Brooks

Dr Helen Brooks,¬†Reader in Theatre and Cultural History in the Department of Drama¬†and Director of Research in the School of Arts, is the subject of the latest instalment of ‘Nostalgia’, a podcast project created by Dr Chris Deacy, Department of Religious Studies.

Imagine receiving a birthday card from Doctor Who – this is what happened when Helen Brooks celebrated her thirteenth birthday.

In the podcast, Helen talks about Peter Davison, Samuel Beckett, why her school teachers had tried to dissuade her from taking Drama at A Level, being exposed to an eclectic range of music as a child (from Motown to Handel’s Messiah), why Helen has returned in recent years to writing a diary (and who it is being written for), how her dream was once to be a serious actor on the stage, and why she tries to live in the present.

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