interviews

The Gate's Christopher Haydon: 'We want to create work that looks at massive ideas'
By Catherine Love · 14 Sep 2014

The artistic director of the Gate Theatre on the theatre's history, its 35th anniversary and his attitude to programming

Luke Barnes: 'Edinburgh really made a career as a writer possible for me'
By Catherine Love · 1 Aug 2014

Playwright Luke Barnes talks about the Edinburgh Fringe and his shows Bottleneck and Beats North

Richard Marsh: 'I'd had enough of love stories for a while'
By Catherine Love · 14 Jul 2014

Playwright, poet and performer Richard Marsh discusses comedy, "screenwriting for the ears" and his new Edinburgh Fringe show Wingman

Brief Encounter With ... Norman Pace
By John Dixon · 6 Jun 2014

Popular TV comedian Norman Pace talks about swapping tickles for tassels for the role of Buffalo Bill in the touring production of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun.

West Yorkshire Playhouse begins Alan Bennett season
By Ron Simpson · 19 May 2014

The Playhouse's artistic director, James Brining, talks about celebrating the acclaimed playwright's 80th birthday

Brief Encounter With ... Monday's Child writer Brendan Murray
By Ron Simpson · 17 Apr 2014

Brendan Murray talks about teaming up again with children's theatre producers tutti frutti on their new production, Monday's Child.

Brief Encounter With ... Kes director and choreographer Jonathan Watkins
By Sophie Bush · 4 Apr 2014

Jonathan Watkins talks about his dance-theatre adaptation of Kes, currently running at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield.

Brief Encounter With ... Home Sweet Home director Tom Wright
By Ron Simpson · 14 Mar 2014
A group of some 8 or 10 people sit round a long table sharing their opinions and observations about a visit they've just made to a care home. When the time comes for their lunch break, the tall young ...
Brief Encounter With ... Of Mice and Men's Heather Christian
By Hannah Giles · 3 Mar 2014
John Steinbeck's timeless novella, Of Mice and Men, gets a contemporary twist at the West Yorkshire Playhouse this March. Associate Director, Mark Rosenblatt, making his directorial debut at ...
Sheffield Theatres continue Brian Friel season with launch of Wonderful Tennessee
By Sophie Bush · 21 Feb 2014

Director Paul Miller and cast members Cathy Belton and Luke Carver Goss discuss working on Friel's "overlooked" 1993 play