Interviews

Julie Hesmondhalgh: 'It's much harder for working class performers to break through now'
As she opens in the Bruntwood Prize-wining show The Almighty Sometimes, ex-Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh answers our 20 questions about her life in theatre
Bryony Kimmings: 'This is the version of Pacifist's Guide that I would have made'
As she takes her revamped version of her show about cancer on tour, performance artist Bryony Kimmings explains why it's so different to the original
Anthony Welsh: 'My heart raced when I first read The Brothers Size'
As the actor returns to the role he made his professional debut in, Anthony Welsh talks films, career and an Oscar nomination for his friend Daniel Kaluuya
Rupert Graves: 'Benedict and Andrew's Hamlets were great. Maybe I could do an old Hamlet?'
The Sherlock star on making his directorial debut and being part of the TV phenomenon
James Macdonald: 'Annie Baker is a poet of lost souls'
The director of the UK premiere of Annie Baker's John explains what draws him to specific playwrights, the furore around the premiere of Sarah Kane's Blasted and how he came to theatre
Aaron Sidwell: 'A Loserville reunion is the only way to truly honour Lil Chris'
The Wicked and American Idiot actor on why he's reviving James Bourne and Elliot Davis' musical at the Garrick
Rula Lenska: 'I'm not a great fan of gender changing roles, I prefer tradition'
We talk to the actress about The Case of the Frightened Lady, her aristocratic background and the lack of roles for older women
Javaad Alipoor: 'A lot of political theatre in this country isn't very good'
As his new show makes its London premiere, theatre maker Javaad Alipoor talks politics, theatre, the internet and the move from small spaces to big
Will Merrick: 'Even after Skins, I didn't think I'd become an actor'
The star is playing Bertram in the Globe production of All's Well That Ends Well
Ciarán Hinds: 'If I could change one thing, I wouldn't have played the back end of a cow'
The Game of Thrones actor stars in Conor McPherson's haunting play featuring the songs of Bob Dylan