SHAKESPEARE 400


Interviews


Blanche McIntyre: 'You can't pretend in the Globe, it's too exposing'
The director of The Winter's Tale on her version of Bohemia, what makes her want to direct and why she's not ready to lead a venue just yet
Alexander Vlahos: 'I watch WWE wrestling in my spare time'
The Versailles actor is set to play Romeo in Lindsay Posner's production at the pop-up Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York
Matt Henry: 'I'm still in knee-length boots in my new role'
The ex-Kinky Boots star on his new role at Shakespeare's Globe and what life is like after Lola
Erica Whyman: 'A hierarchy about how people sound is divisive'
The RSC's deputy artistic director Erica Whyman talks accents, reaching young people and her remarkable new Romeo and Juliet
What's it like for a man to play Ophelia?
As Shakespeare's Globe's new season kicks off with in rep productions of Hamlet and As You Like It, Shubham Saraf explains what it's like to play Ophelia to Michelle Terry's Danish prince
Mel Giedroyc: 'The role that I'd love to play? Caiaphas in an all-female Jesus Christ Superstar'
TV presenter and actress Mel Giedroyc explains why she's thrilled 2018 is, for her, the 'year of the boards'
Lolita Chakrabarti: 'I got bored in between acting jobs so started writing'
The actress and writer on the epic new Fanny and Alexander and her time playing Gertrude to Tom Hiddleston's Hamlet
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
The Watermill Theatre at 50: Remote, magical and punching above its weight
As the Watermill's 50th anniversary year draws to a close, artistic director Paul Hart talks about the theatre's legacy and his own time at the venue's helm
Oliver Chris: 'Driving onto the Olivier stage was pretty amazing'
The actor discusses his whirlwind year and being part of one of the coolest deliveries of a Twelfth Night monologue