Interviews

Al Smith: the recent political unrest has been great for my play
The playwright Al Smith on returning to the stage with two pieces and his Edinburgh fringe loves and hates
5 minutes with: Olivia Vinall - 'The Young Chekhov trilogy is the hardest I've ever worked'
Vinall features in all three of the plays at the National, playing Sofya in Platonov, Sasha in Ivanov and Nina in The Seagull. She spoke to us about getting through the three show days at the National.
Alice Birch: I wrote Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. in three days straight
The playwright Alice Birch talks about Katie Mitchell, working in the US and what she's looking forward to at the Edinburgh Festival
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome: Fergus Linehan on the EIF's glut of cabaret
Simon Thompson talks to the artistic director of the Edinburgh International Festival, ahead of it opening this week
5 minutes with: Obioma Ugoala - 'It's a lot of pressure playing Smokey Robinson'
We talk to Motown: the Musical's new Smokey Robinson, and find out what it was like on the set of the new Disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast
Bertie Carvel: I took a gamble on directing Strife
As the actor makes his directorial debut with John Galsworthy's play about a tinplate works in Wales, he talks about his love for the play and for Chichester Festival Theatre
Daniel Evans: My Sheffield highlights
As the director takes over at Chichester Festival Theatre, we chat to him about his legacy at Sheffield, his highlights and his plans for the future
Mark Rylance: Spielberg creates a sense of community I thought only theatre had
The acting juggernaut talks about working with Spielberg, playing the BFG and bringing his play Nice Fish to the West End
Pixie Lott: My Holly is different to Hepburn's
Ahead of the opening night of her West End debut in Breakfast at Tiffany's, the singer talks working with animals and switching between music and theatre
5 minutes with - Tamla Kari: 'I might end up working behind a bar again'
The Musketeers and Inbetweeners Movie star talks about the upcoming production of While The Sun Shines and the uncertainty of being a working actor