Interviews

20 Questions with... William Gaminara
By Rosie Bannister · 22 Jan 2014

Actor William Gaminara, best known for playing Leo Dalton for more than a decade in Silent Witness, is currently starring in The Body of an American at the Gate Theatre, which runs until 8 February

Ghosts' Lesley Manville: 'You can hear pins drop every night'
By Theo Bosanquet · 21 Jan 2014

As she gives what many are calling the performance of her career in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Ibsen's Ghosts, which has transferred to Trafalgar Studios following a run at the Almeida, Lesley Manville talks humour, pain and becoming a Disney doll

Brief Encounter with... Frances Ruffelle
By Editorial Staff · 20 Jan 2014

Musical theatre star Frances Ruffelle originated the role of Eponine in Les Miserables, and her other stage credits include Starlight Express, Chicago and Piaf. She is performing her sold-out solo show Paris Original at the Crazy Coqs from 4-8 February

Brief Encounter with... Tonight's the Night Writer Ben Elton
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 17 Jan 2014

Ben Elton's Tonight the Night is back, touring the UK from the next week, starting in Manchester. Here, the writer talks about why he wanted to revisit the Rod Stewart musical.

Changing of the guard... Sam Hodges at the Nuffield Southampton: 'I want us to be a venue that people talk about'
By Theo Bosanquet · 16 Jan 2014

After establishing the HighTide new writing festival and spending two years as a producer at the West End's Criterion Theatre, Sam Hodges recently took over as the created creative and executive director of the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Brits on Broadway: Harry Melling on playing Frank Langella's Fool
By David Gordon · 15 Jan 2014

The latest in a line of young British talent to tread the Broadway boards is Harry Melling, who rose to fame in the Harry Potter film series

20 Questions with... Happy Days star Ben Freeman
By Rosie Bannister · 6 Jan 2014

Actor Ben Freeman is about to embark on a UK tour of the new musical Happy Days as seen on the Channel 4 documentary The Sound of Musicals.

20 Questions with... Wind in the Willows star Will Kemp
By Editorial Staff · 24 Dec 2013

Actor/dancer Will Kemp is currently reprising his role as Ratty in the Royal Opera House's acclaimed production of The Wind in the Willows, which has transferred to the West End's Duchess Theatre

Jessie Buckley: On the first day of rehearsal I thought 'what the hell am I doing here?'
By Jessie Buckley · 23 Dec 2013

Jessie Buckley has come a long way since appearing on BBC casting show I'd Do Anything. Having studied classical acting at RADA, she's currently appearing opposite Jude Law in Michael Grandage's production of Henry V.

Brief Encounter with... Tonight's the Night's Michael McKell
By Glenn Meads · 20 Dec 2013

Michael McKell returns to the role of Stoner in the Rod Stewart jukebox musical, written by Ben Elton. The show begins a new tour in January at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.