Interviews

Taylor Mac: 'The ancient Egyptians were making avant-garde theatre long before us'
As Taylor Mac's play Hir receives its UK premiere, the author and performance artist explains where the inspiration for it came from, starting out in the industry and recovering from A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Ellen McDougall: 'European theatre is not niche anymore'
As she becomes artistic director at the Gate in Notting Hill, Ellen McDougall explains a little about her new season, European theatre and why it's important to keep the theatre's doors open
Matthew Tennyson: 'I hope gender fluid casting is the future of theatre'
The actor playing Salomé in the new RSC production of Oscar Wilde's play explains the intentions behind swapping the gender of the central role
Juliet Stevenson: 'Women in theatre are not allowed to fail'
Ahead of the West End transfer of the Almeida's Hamlet we talk to the Olivier Award-winning actress about playing Gertrude and female roles in Shakespeare
Michael Boyd: 'Limitations are liberating'
The former RSC boss returns to Garsington Opera with a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy's only full-length opera.
Richard Bean: 'I'm not superstitious, but I don't like the colour green'
We talk to the playwright about his play Kiss Me which opened at Trafalgar Studios this week, why he doesn't say 'break a leg' and his upcoming play at the new Bridge Theatre, Young Marx
Kerry Michael: 'I can't think about life after Stratford East just yet'
The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December
Hattie Morahan: 'I used to giggle hysterically whenever I was onstage'
Ahead of her opening of Alice Birch's new play at the Royal Court, Hattie Morahan talks bad auditions, working with Katie Mitchell and what she'd change about the theatre industry
Roy Alexander Weise: I was 16 when I realised the power theatre has
As he gears up to direct The Ugly One at the Park Theatre and Jekyll and Hyde in the West End, director Roy Alexander Weise explains how he came to theatre
Tim Supple: 'I'm envious of people who can root themselves'
The itinerant director is back home in Britain to stage the new Grange Festival's first opera