Interviews

Mary Bevan - beneath the calm surface
The British soprano opens this week in ENO's new production of Don Giovanni
5 minutes with playwright Nick Dear: 'I'd love people to go home arguing about Dedication'
Dear talks to us about his new play which speculates about Shakespeare's possible relationship with the Earl of Southampton
Patrick Robinson: Returning to The Rover after 30 years is exhausting
The Casualty actor talks about returning to the Swan Theatre after appearing there in 1986
Dafydd Rogers and David Pugh: 'Premium price seats are just plain greed'
As they announce a West End run for The Girls, producers Dafydd Rogers and David Pugh explain why they aren't selling premium price tickets
Nathaniel Martello-White: 'If the writing is good enough, all you need are actors and the space'
The star of upcoming TV series Guerrilla on the inspiration behind his new Royal Court play Torn
5 minutes with: Julie Legrand - 'I went from walk-on to leading part in two months'
As The Rivals opens at Bristol Old Vic this week, we talk to Julie Legrand about Wicked, starting out at the National and playing Mrs Malaprop
Steve Atkinson: HighTide started on a wave of changes in new writing
As HighTide Festival turns ten, we talk to artistic director Steve Atkinson on what has made the new writing event such a success
5 minutes with: Ben Batt - 'If I hadn't broken my leg, I may not have become an actor'
We chat to the Shameless actor who will be playing Stanley in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Maxine Peake at Royal Exchange, Manchester
James Brining: 'We don't want to appeal to only theatregoers'
The artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds talks about being a local, the upcoming Strictly Ballroom and how important it is to have Yorkshire stories onstage
Sam Bompas: You'll be hard-pushed to avoid worms at Dinner at the Twits
One half of madcap experimental food artists Bompas & Parr explains what we can expect from dining out at their upcoming theatre adventure with Les Enfants Terrible