Brief Encounter

Ben Richards: Rock of Ages more suited to regional audiences than to London
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'
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
Moira Buffini: 'I set out to be fair to Margaret Thatcher'
Moira Buffini discusses Handbagged's long journey to the West End, and why she's writing about nuclear power for the National Theatre
Brief Encounter with ... Duet For One/Separation's Clare Foster
Clare Foster is trading musicals such as Merrily We Roll Along and Crazy For You for the challenge of performing two Tom Kempinski plays in repertoire at The Octagon Theatre. We caught up with her to find out more.
Brief Encounter with...The Easter Funny Show's Tam Ryan
Tam Ryan and John Thompson team up to entertain families in Manchester this Easter. We catch up with the man who peps up many a panto and find out more about the show and Tam's handling of hecklers.
Brief Encounter with...Kindertransport director Andrew Hall
Kindertransport is currently on the second leg of the UK tour. It's in Manchester from 25 March for a week. We catch up with the play's director Andrew Hall to find out more about the production.
Brief Encounter with...JB Shorts 11 Director Rupert Hill
Rupert Hill is perhaps best known for starring in Coronation Street. But he also has a successful career in theatre, owns pubs, is a father and he is about to direct one of of the mini plays in JB Shorts 11 next month. We catch up with him to find out more
Brief Encounter with... Do I Hear a Waltz? director John Savournin
By Editorial Staff
The Charles Court Opera company's revival of rarely-seen Rodgers/Sondheim/Laurents musical Do I Hear a Waltz? opens at the Park Theatre this week
Brief Encounter With ...The Way You Tell Them's writer and performer Rachel Mars
Rachel Mars' latest touring show The Way You Tell Them turns the spotlight on the inner workings of comedy, the desire and, sometimes uncontrollable, compulsion to be funny. Where does the responsibility lie when going for a laugh? We find out more.
Rebecca Hall on making her Broadway debut in Machinal
By David Gordon
British actress Rebecca Hall - daughter of veteran director Peter Hall - is currently making her Broadway debut in a revival of Sophie Treadwell's 1928 Machinal. Our colleagues at TheaterMania recently caught up with her to find out more