Interviews

Brief Encounter with...British bass Matthew Rose
By Keith McDonnell · 12 Mar 2014

We caught up with Matthew Rose as he prepares for the world premiere of a new song cycle by Martin Suckling

Sean Holmes on extending Secret Theatre and challenging the culture of literalism
By Theo Bosanquet · 11 Mar 2014

Following his firebrand launch of Secret Theatre last summer, we talk exclusively with the artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith as he unveils new plans to take the work beyond the capital

Brief Encounter with... Prizewinning tenor Michael Fabiano
By Mark Valencia · 7 Mar 2014

Although not yet 30, Glyndebourne's latest Alfredo has received one of opera's most prestigious awards

Simon Stephens: 'It's possibly the craziest year any playwright has ever had'
By Catherine Love · 7 Mar 2014

The prolific, multi award-winning, impossible to pin-down playwright Simon Stephens discusses the reopening of Curious Incident, reuniting with Andrew Scott and why Chekhov is a 'really big deal'

Brief Encounter with... Do I Hear a Waltz? director John Savournin
By Editorial Staff · 4 Mar 2014

The Charles Court Opera company's revival of rarely-seen Rodgers/Sondheim/Laurents musical Do I Hear a Waltz? opens at the Park Theatre this week

Jacqueline Wilson on the stage adaptation of her book Hetty Feather
By Ben Hewis · 26 Feb 2014

The author discusses the background behind her book, how it came to be adapted for the stage and the importance of the Foundling Museum.

Brief Encounter With ...The Way You Tell Them's writer and performer Rachel Mars
By Glenn Meads · 21 Feb 2014

Rachel Mars' latest touring show The Way You Tell Them turns the spotlight on the inner workings of comedy, the desire and, sometimes uncontrollable, compulsion to be funny. Where does the responsibility lie when going for a laugh? We find out more.

Barrie Rutter on An August Bank Holiday Lark: 'I didn't want it to be a case of everyone goes to the trenches and dies'
By Ron Simpson · 19 Feb 2014

The artistic director of Northern Broadsides speaks to WhatsOnStage about the company's new production commemorating World War One

Savannah Stevenson discusses Wicked, flying and walking along the Southbank
By Ben Hewis · 19 Feb 2014

We met with Glinda herself to have a chat about how she got to where she is now and find out more about the person under the long blonde wig

The cast of The Full Monty chat with WhatsOnStage
By Ben Hewis · 18 Feb 2014

From how the show is not a musical to going full frontal in front of 160,000 people, the cheeky chaps lay it all on the table