Interviews

5 minutes with: Javone Prince - 'Everyone thinks I'm a comic but I trained as a straight actor'
The PhoneShop actor discusses missing the buzz of theatre and why it's an important time to update and stage The Suicide
Matthew Austin: 'I am always surprised when artists move to London'
As experimental Bristol theatre festival Mayfest kicks off, co-director Matthew Austin explains why artists no longer need to head to the capital to make their name
Rising Star: Sean Michael Verey
The Pramface actor on his Bristolian roots, why he didn't go to drama school and why Philip Ridley is the best
5 minutes with: Gillian Bevan - 'Being the first woman to play Cymbeline at the RSC was too good to miss'
We caught up with Gillian Bevan to discuss Alan Ayckbourn, Billy Elliot and the Royal Exchange and why Cymbeline is like Game of Thrones
Anna Fleischle: "I design from the inside"
The multi-award-winner (for Hangmen) on creating visual worlds for opera and theatre
5 minutes with: George Maguire - 'After Sunny Afternoon, I thought, what could follow that?'
We spent five minutes with actor George Maguire to discuss moving on from Sunny Afternoon to satirical new production The Buskers Opera
Dominic Cooke: 'We mustn't get stuck to an idea of how Shakespeare should be'
The British director on Shakespeare, why he's not in a hurry to leave the stage for the screen and his upcoming TV debut - the latest installment in the BBC's Hollow Crown series.
James Roose-Evans: 'The Third Age is not all just about dementia'
The founder of Hampstead Theatre on his new theatre company Frontier, which specialises in promoting older actors
5 minutes with: Chris Peluso - 'I would have been sad if Show Boat accents were off'
We spent five minutes with Miss Saigon actor Chris Peluso to discuss settling in London and the new 'streamlined' production of Show Boat
Darren Swift: 'Acting is not so different from being in the military'
Double amputee actor Darren Swift on his new role, how he got into acting and the problems with disability access in theatres