Interviews

5 minutes with: Lee Mead - 'My fans send me cake'
The musical theatre star on his role in the West End's first pantomime in nearly 30 years, his turn in Casualty, Any Dream Will Do and his massive fanbase
Anna-Jane Casey: 'Annie Oakley was the Lady Gaga of her time'
The musical theatre legend talks Sheffield, Donald Trump and still getting nervous after 30 years in theatre
5 minutes with: Rudi Dharmalingam - 'We are rehearsing two versions of Mary Stuart'
The actor talks about working with Robert Icke on the lead-role-swapping Mary Stuart and his beginnings in The History Boys
What the hell is a Candleician?
Shakespeare's Globe may have the only job in the UK dedicated solely to looking after candles, we find out more about Tony Forrester, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse's Candle Technician
5 minutes with: Jane Hazlegrove 'I left Casualty because I wanted to get back to theatre'
The actress tells us what it's like working on the Royal Court's The Sewing Group and why she left TV for the stage
Rani Moorthy: 'We deny curiosity of other cultures at our peril'
The artistic director of Rasa Theatre on her new show, which explores the changing nature of the sari
Scarlett Strallen: 'A Chorus Line almost wrecked my body'
Ahead of opening in She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory, we catch up with the actress to find out what she's been up to for the last few years
Robert Hastie: 'Arts subjects aren't being valued by our education system'
After announcing his inaugural season, Sheffield Theatre's artistic director Robert Hastie chats about his plans for next year and beyond
5 minutes with: Scottee - 'I am a bit like the Shirley Temple of live art'
The performance artist on how he got into theatre, the police turning up to his first show and his new piece, Putting Words in Your Mouth, for the Roundhouse
Rachel O'Riordan: 'My generation of ADs don't have a sense of entitlement'
The artistic director of Sherman Theatre talks to us about the new Royal Court co-production and what she hopes for the theatre's future as part of our Regional Theatre Focus this month