Ria Jones: 'Understudying Glenn Close was the best decision of my career'
By Ben Hewis
The actress is currently starring as Norma Desmond in the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard
Blake Morrison: 'It was weird to have Colin Firth playing me on screen'
Poet, novelist and playwright Blake Morrison reflects on the last 20 years working with Northern Broadsides and having Colin Firth play him on the big screen
James Lance: 'Splitting my trousers on stage brought the house down. And my trousers too'
By Alex Wood
Lance currently stars in Of Kith and Kin, a piece of new writing debuting at the Sheffield Crucible
How to ace an open audition for School of Rock
By Jessica Ronane
Ahead of open auditions for School of Rock in Liverpool and London, casting director Jessica Ronane explains what you need to be one of the rock star kids
JT Rogers: 'We've all been pummeled by bad political theatre'
As his Tony Award winning play opens at the National Theatre, playwright JT Rogers explains why his piece isn't just a dry political thriller and why he got star struck meeting Stephen Sondheim
Craig Revel Horwood: 'I encourage same sex Strictly dancing couples'
As he returns to the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie, the choreographer, director and actor Craig Revel Horwood explains what drew him to the part, why Strictly is so great and how he got the showbiz bug
Clarke Peters: 'There's a sixth Moe in my Five Guys Named Moe'
The Wire actor is directing his show Five Guys Named Moe at a brand new theatre in London
Tanika Gupta: 'My great uncle's remarkable story made me want to write'
As her new play opens at Shakespeare's Globe, Tanika Gupta explains the extraordinary family story behind it
Gyles Brandreth: 'I've met a few Claudiuses in politics'
The writer, director and politician explains why he's starring in a three-person, 90-minute Hamlet with his son and daughter-in-law