SHAKESPEARE 400


Interviews


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
Samuel West: 'My earliest acting memory? Thinking Shakespeare had predicted the moon landings'
As he returns to his old stomping ground at Sheffield Crucible as Brutus in Julius Caesar, Samuel West looks at his journey into acting and why the Crucible is the most exciting stage around
Mat Fraser: 'Theatres who don't employ disabled people should be ashamed'
As he steps into the shoes of Shakespeare's evil king, actor Mat Fraser talks jamming with Coldplay, disabled theatre and performing "Spasticus Autisticus" for the Queen
5 minutes with Candy Ma: 'Chinglish is increasingly relevant to today's world'
The actress explains her new project Chinglish and how the Chinese and UK theatre-scene is different
Tamara Lawrance: Columbo made me want to act
As the rising star takes on Twelfth Night's Viola at the National Theatre, she talks about her inspirations, freak outs and why detective dramas got her into acting
Rufus Norris: 'Now is not a time to be polite'
We talk to the National Theatre's artistic director as he announces his latest season at the theatre