Interviews

Christopher Hampton: 'The first play I saw at the Royal Court was my own'
Writer and director Christopher Hampton on what it was like becoming the youngest modern playwright in the West End, the art of translation and the latest Florian Zeller
Heidi Melton - 'I wouldn't trade the life I have'
The American soprano, English National Opera's Isolde, on training, travel and Tristan
5 minutes with: Ron Cook - 'I was done with Shakespeare but then Grandage called me up'
We caught up with The Homecoming actor to discuss serendipity, Harold Pinter and Brian Friel's 'extraordinary' play Faith Healer
Tamara Harvey: 'Theatre is still far from being a family friendly industry'
Director Tamara Harvey talks families, Much Ado About Nothing and her new job of running Theatr Clwyd
5 minutes with Sean McGinley: 'TV isn't about dumbing down anymore'
As he appears in Headlong's production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme in Liverpool, Sean McGinley talks growing up in Ireland, the peace process and how great TV is
5 minutes with: Naomi Frederick - 'It was brave to put Made in Dagenham straight into the West End'
We spent five minutes with the Hobson's Choice actress to discuss early beginnings, succeeding in the West End and why it is relevant to revive a 100-year-old play now
Gemma Bodinetz: Liverpool is addictive
The Liverpool and Playhouse's artistic director on her new rep company and the highlights of her time running the theatres
Natasha Barnes: 'I put a lot of trust in the audience'
We chat to the Funny Girl actor to find out how she's coped with being thrust into the spotlight
5 minutes with: Helen McCrory - 'We've become too reverent with Rattigan'
The Deep Blue Sea actress discusses working with director Carrie Cracknell again and why they are taking an 'unusual' stance to Rattigan's work
Jeremy Herrin: Theatre's BFG
As his new show tours the UK, Headlong Theatre's artistic director talks West End transfers, running a building and the importance of an artistically-run touring company