Interviews

Nick Payne talks Incognito and its 'bittersweet' connection to the death of his father
By Theo Bosanquet · 19 May 2014

The playwright explains what drew him to neuroscience and why his next project is a monologue on the subject of dying

Sophie Koch, The Royal Opera's Mère Marie: 'To me, it is a highly spiritual experience'
By Keith McDonnell · 18 May 2014

The celebrated French mezzo sings Mère Marie in The Royal Opera's staging of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites

Norman Pace: Annie Get Your Gun 'Stands the test of time'
By Glenn Meads · 16 May 2014

We speak to Norman Pace as he dons his cowboy outfit for a new revival of Annie Get Your Gun which tours the UK from this week.

How does Frederic Wake-Walker manage it?
By Mark Valencia · 15 May 2014

Working with two separate companies, the youthful director has a pair of very different operas on the stocks.

Alex Hassell, the RSC's Prince Hal: 'I want to be measured in the great roles'
By Theo Bosanquet · 14 May 2014

Actor Alex Hassell, 34, has appeared on screen in Anonymous and Cold Mountain, and is currently playing Prince Hal in Gregory Doran's RSC productions of Henry IV Parts I and II, the first part of which is broadcast in cinemas tonight

Ben Power talks dramaturgy, rebranding The Shed and rethinking Medea
By Catherine Love · 13 May 2014

The man considered the National Theatre's secret weapon is witnessing some radical changes at the institution in terms of architecture, leadership and programming

20 Questions: Sophie-Louise Dann - 'I've had the life experience to know what I'm singing about'
By Editorial Staff · 8 May 2014

Olivier Award-nominated actress Sophie-Louise Dann is currently appearing in Maltby and Shire's musical revue Closer Than Ever at Jermyn Street, and joins Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory in June

Tara Erraught, Glyndebourne's Octavian: 'This is a mezzo's dream come true'
By Keith McDonnell · 7 May 2014

The young Irish mezzo makes her UK stage debut in Richard Jones' new staging of Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier' this month.

Simon Green on his new cabaret show and working with Samuel L Jackson
By Editorial Staff · 6 May 2014

The musical theatre stalwart premieres his new cabaret show, So, This Then Is Life, at Crazy Coqs this week

Paines Plough's James Grieve and George Perrin: 'We strive to be a truly national theatre of new plays'
By James Grieve and George Perrin · 6 May 2014

As Paines Plough turns 40, its joint artistic directors tell WhatsOnStage how they're celebrating with the company's biggest season yet