Interviews

Kerry Ellis on new project Murder Ballad
The singer and musical theatre actress on her new project which will open at the Arts Theatre in London this year
5 minutes with: Gary Beadle - 'When I did EastEnders people said you'll never work again'
We caught up with EastEnders actor Gary Beadle to discuss life after the hit TV show and Les Blancs at the National Theatre
Lesley Manville: 'It's the hardest play I've ever done'
As Long Day's Journey into Night opens in Bristol, Lesley Manville talks about circular breathing, TV and taking on a role that's even more grief-laden than her last
Max Stafford-Clark: 'I had no vision for this play at all'
By Max Stafford-Clark
The artistic director of theatre company Out of Joint explains why his latest play, a production of Beckett's seminal work for radio All That Fall, has the audience blindfolded
5 minutes with: Arlene Phillips - 'Starlight Express has to be a career highlight'
The successful choreographer chats to us about ups and downs in the industry and her new project, Jackie - the Musical
Paapa Essiedu: 'I'll probably be crying in the wings'
The RSC's latest Hamlet talks understudies, nerves and what being the latest Danish prince means to him
5 Minutes With: Tessa Walker - 'Birmingham is a great place to start out'
The Birmingham Rep associate director on her new show Folk and why she loves Birmingham
5 minutes with: Damian Humbley - 'I'm bored with musicals at the moment'
We caught up with Damian Humbley to chat about the differences between English and Australian theatre and doing Hedda Gabler without any 'craziness'
Michael Boyd: 'I was either going to become a really annoying actor, or a director'
Director Michael Boyd on his new project, meditation and why he'd never make an actor
5 minutes with: Richard Wilson: 'theatre should be about the society we are living in'
Director Richard Wilson on his production of Richard Bean's new snooker play The Nap - staged at the home of the snooker world championships - and the 'dreaded phrase'