Rikki Beadle Blair: 'It baffles Americans that we have a Muslim Mayor of London'
Rikki Beadle Blair's Summer in London stars an all-transgender cast and deals with the issue of homelessness, but it's still light and uplifting, he tells Daisy Bowie-Sell
Simon Stephens: ‘I thought verbatim plays were fundamentally dishonest'
The playwright on his upcoming Manchester International Festival piece Fatherland, what it's like having someone play him and why he's finally working in verbatim theatre
Richard Coyle: ‘It's been frightening coming back to theatre'
The actor currently starring in James Graham's new hit play Ink, as The Sun's first editor Larry Lamb, on the newspaper's early intentions and why he originally never aspired to be an actor
Jennifer Tuckett: Training for writers must be improved
Now in its third year, London Writers' Week pitches itself as the London Fashion Week for people with pens, here its founder Jennifer Tuckett explains why it is so vital to have support for new writers as early as possible
Ayad Akhtar: 'The petri dish of British theatre is overflowing with rich abundance'
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright discusses the arts scene in the US at the moment, being put into boxes as a playwright and his love for economics
Omid Djalili: 'People asked for their money back after my first stand-up show'
As the actor and stand up comedian gears up to play Tevye in Daniel Evans' production of Fiddler on the Roof, Omid Djalili talks about his early days in experimental theatre and why the musical is so relevant for today
Jon Brittain: 'Trans stories aren't given the platform they deserve'
As his Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam opens in the West End, Jon Brittain explains how he came to write a play about the transgender experience
Tim Rice: 'My lucky break was having everyone turn down Jesus Christ Superstar'
By Will Longman
Tim Rice talks to us about the latest production of Blondel at the Union, having every producer turn down JCS, and his plans for reviving Chess on Broadway
Taylor Mac: 'The ancient Egyptians were making avant-garde theatre long before us'
As Taylor Mac's play Hir receives its UK premiere, the author and performance artist explains where the inspiration for it came from, starting out in the industry and recovering from A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Ellen McDougall: 'European theatre is not niche anymore'
As she becomes artistic director at the Gate in Notting Hill, Ellen McDougall explains a little about her new season, European theatre and why it's important to keep the theatre's doors open