Interviews

Caoilfhionn Dunne: Conor McPherson gives a poetry to the normal
Ahead of the London opening of The Nest, Irish actress Caoilfhionn Dunne talks Conor McPherson, how she got into acting and PJ Harvey's music for the show
5 minutes with Ayesha Dharker: 'I've tried to avoid the whole Bollywood thing'
Currently appearing in The Island Nation, Dharker talks about revisiting the story of the Sri Lankan civil war and working with theatre company Ice & Fire
Ellen Thomas: 'You have to go to America for leading roles these days'
As the EastEnders actress takes on the lead role in a new play by Bonnie Greer, Ellen Thomas talks soaps, theatre and why America is where it's at
5 minutes with The Weir's Orla Fitzgerald: 'I've had to work harder to prove myself'
The Irish actress talks about how she first started acting to combat shyness, and playing one of Irish theatre's most iconic roles
Tom Edden: 'I'm an absolute Amadeus anorak'
The Les Miserables and One Man, Two Guvnors actor on what it was like charming Broadway and his new role in Amadeus at the National Theatre
Nigel Harman: 'Staging these Berkoff plays is about risk-taking'
Ahead of his double-bill of plays by Steven Berkoff, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses, at Trafalgar Studios, Nigel Harman explains what drew him to the shows
Gillian Lynne: 'Phantom was Andrew Lloyd Webber's act of love'
Ahead of the 30th anniversary gala of The Phantom of the Opera, 90 year-old Dame Gillian Lynne talks about why she said yes to working on the show 30 years ago, why she won't be retiring any time soon and her other choreography musical masterpiece Cats
5 minutes with Ballet Black founder Cassa Pancho: 'Dancers were put off by being the only black face'
The artistic director of the ballet company talks about trying to make classical dance more diverse, their current tour and next year's bill at the Barbican
Clare Foster: Tom Stoppard doesn't scare me, he's lovely
We spoke with the actress about her acclaimed and varied career
5 minutes with: Tom Bateman - 'Josie Rourke cast me while I was still in school'
Currently appearing in Father Comes Home from the Wars, Tom talks about working with Catherine Tate and David Tennant, and the part he's always wanted to revisit