What does it take to write a musical theatre song?
The winners of the Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song are announced on Sunday. Ahead of the announcement, three nominees explain what it takes to write a hit
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
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
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