Interviews

Tanika Gupta: 'My great uncle's remarkable story made me want to write'
As her new play opens at Shakespeare's Globe, Tanika Gupta explains the extraordinary family story behind it
Gyles Brandreth: 'I've met a few Claudiuses in politics'
The writer, director and politician explains why he's starring in a three-person, 90-minute Hamlet with his son and daughter-in-law
Katy Lipson: 'We're running out of shows to revive, new musicals are the future'
We caught up with one of the busiest producers in the UK to get her views on the country's new musicals scene
Oliver Chris: 'Driving onto the Olivier stage was pretty amazing'
The actor discusses his whirlwind year and being part of one of the coolest deliveries of a Twelfth Night monologue
Alexander Whitley: 'It's a difficult time for aspiring choreographers'
The dancer and choreographer on his new work, how he transitioned from dancer to choreographer and his piece being shown as part of Rambert Dance Company's River Stage weekend
Ophelia Lovibond: 'Women's rights are human rights'
As she opens in a new staging of Githa Sowerby's powerful play The Stepmother, Ophelia Lovibond explains what drew her to the role
Zinnie Harris: There's momentum behind Scottish theatre at the moment
As she faces a three-show August, the playwright and director Zinnie Harris explains what sparked Meet Me at Dawn and why writers should be careful in rehearsal rooms
Douglas Maxwell: 'I sent 21 plays to the Traverse before I had my first one accepted'
The Scottish playwright on starting out, misfires and his controversial new play The Whip Hand in the Traverse Theatre's line-up
Monica Dolan: 'The actor in me is very different to the writer in me'
The actress on her first ever Fringe, making the leap to playwriting and her provocative debut play
Cressida Bonas: 'I love dance, but acting wins'
The actor will star in a new show about Sonia Brownell, the wife of George Orwell