Omid Djalili: 'People asked for their money back after my first stand-up show'
As the actor and stand up comedian gears up to play Tevye in Daniel Evans' production of Fiddler on the Roof, Omid Djalili talks about his early days in experimental theatre and why the musical is so relevant for today
Jon Brittain: 'Trans stories aren't given the platform they deserve'
As his Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam opens in the West End, Jon Brittain explains how he came to write a play about the transgender experience
Tim Rice: 'My lucky break was having everyone turn down Jesus Christ Superstar'
By Will Longman
Tim Rice talks to us about the latest production of Blondel at the Union, having every producer turn down JCS, and his plans for reviving Chess on Broadway
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'
By Ben Hewis
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
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