Interviews

5 minutes with: Michael Socha - 'I'm so scared to be on a West End stage'
We spoke with the Aliens star to discuss 'keeping it real', the hugely successful This is England and tackling the West End with This is Living
Tim Crouch: 'the deaths in Titus are great fun'
The writer, director and performer discusses his new show The Complete Deaths with clowning company Spymonkey, which puts every single one of the deaths in Shakespeare's plays onstage in one night
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
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.