Interviews

5 Minutes with: Tom Wells - 'It was a happy accident that I liked theatre'
The writer of comedies Jumpers For Goalposts, The Kitchen Sink and new play Folk explains how he came to be a playwright
Gregory Doran: 'Shakespeare was an outsider'
The RSC's artistic director on Shakespeare 400, the highlights in the year to come and how the Bard died of a birthday binge
5 minutes with: Steffan Rhodri - 'Harry Potter was incredible, like nothing else'
The actor chats about the Harry Potter franchise, working with Stephen Merchant in The Mentalists and why it's important to have a new Welsh take on Cyrano de Bergerac
Jessica Raine: 'Hollywood has uninteresting roles for women'
The actress and star of new space play X explains the show and why new writing is her thing
5 minutes with: Mikel Murfi - 'I have no fear onstage so the place can get wrecked'
We spent five minutes with Irish actor/director Mikel Murfi to discuss the madness of Ballyturk and his 'vulnerable' new show The Man in the Woman's Shoes
Kerry Ellis on new project Murder Ballad
The singer and musical theatre actress on her new project which will open at the Arts Theatre in London this year
5 minutes with: Gary Beadle - 'When I did EastEnders people said you'll never work again'
We caught up with EastEnders actor Gary Beadle to discuss life after the hit TV show and Les Blancs at the National Theatre
Lesley Manville: 'It's the hardest play I've ever done'
As Long Day's Journey into Night opens in Bristol, Lesley Manville talks about circular breathing, TV and taking on a role that's even more grief-laden than her last
Max Stafford-Clark: 'I had no vision for this play at all'
By Max Stafford-Clark
The artistic director of theatre company Out of Joint explains why his latest play, a production of Beckett's seminal work for radio All That Fall, has the audience blindfolded
5 minutes with: Arlene Phillips - 'Starlight Express has to be a career highlight'
The successful choreographer chats to us about ups and downs in the industry and her new project, Jackie - the Musical