Interviews

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

Video: Nathan Amzi, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Sam Mackay discuss In The Heights
By Ben Hewis · 2 May 2014

We were invited to a rehearsal to find out more about the show. Including a sample of the wonderful Christina Modestou singing Breathe

Andrei Bondarenko, Glyndebourne's Eugene Onegin: 'I don't expect to be an overnight celebrity'
By Mark Valencia · 1 May 2014

The fast-rising baritone will lend youthful appeal to Pushkin's man-about-town as Tchaikovsky's most popular opera hits the Downs

Ben Richards: Rock of Ages more suited to regional audiences than to London
By Glenn Meads · 30 Apr 2014

We talk to Ben Richards, whose credits include Oliver!, 9 to 5 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, as he prepares to play Stacee Jaxx in the musical Rock Of Ages on tour

Dennis Kelly: 'If I had my way there'd be no writing courses at all'
By Rosie Bannister · 29 Apr 2014

We talk to the playwright, whose credits include Matilda, Taking Care of Baby and The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, about the revival of his first play Debris at Southwark Playhouse and his (strong) feelings on writer training

Brief Encounter with... Happy Days Producer Amy Anzel
By Glenn Meads · 28 Apr 2014

Producer Amy Anzel fought to get the show Happy Days on tour using crowdfunding. Here she talks about the appeal of the 1950s, her love of audience reactions to the production and possible West End plans.