Interviews

Richard Bean: 'I'm not superstitious, but I don't like the colour green'
We talk to the playwright about his play Kiss Me which opened at Trafalgar Studios this week, why he doesn't say 'break a leg' and his upcoming play at the new Bridge Theatre, Young Marx
Kerry Michael: 'I can't think about life after Stratford East just yet'
The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December
Hattie Morahan: 'I used to giggle hysterically whenever I was onstage'
Ahead of her opening of Alice Birch's new play at the Royal Court, Hattie Morahan talks bad auditions, working with Katie Mitchell and what she'd change about the theatre industry
Roy Alexander Weise: I was 16 when I realised the power theatre has
As he gears up to direct The Ugly One at the Park Theatre and Jekyll and Hyde in the West End, director Roy Alexander Weise explains how he came to theatre
Tim Supple: 'I'm envious of people who can root themselves'
The itinerant director is back home in Britain to stage the new Grange Festival's first opera
Marcia Gay Harden: 'I wouldn't do a stage version of Fifty Shades'
The American stage and screen actress on making her UK debut in Sweet Bird of Youth, working with James Gandolfini and starring in the film Fifty Shades of Grey
Tom Morton-Smith: 'I don't know if I handled the success of Oppenheimer very well'
The playwright on his new play, the success of Oppenheimer and why he's writing another play about physics
Samuel West: 'My earliest acting memory? Thinking Shakespeare had predicted the moon landings'
As he returns to his old stomping ground at Sheffield Crucible as Brutus in Julius Caesar, Samuel West looks at his journey into acting and why the Crucible is the most exciting stage around
Timberlake Wertenbaker: 'The statistics on women in theatre depress me'
As her new play opens in Bolton, we talked to the great playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker about the process of playwriting
Emma Donoghue: 'Room is about the power of imagination, it belongs on stage'
The Academy Award-nominated writer talks to us about the stage adaptation of her novel, Room, currently playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East