SHAKESPEARE 400


Interviews


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
5 minutes with playwright Nick Dear: 'I'd love people to go home arguing about Dedication'
Dear talks to us about his new play which speculates about Shakespeare's possible relationship with the Earl of Southampton
Patrick Robinson: Returning to The Rover after 30 years is exhausting
The Casualty actor talks about returning to the Swan Theatre after appearing there in 1986
Tim Crouch: 'the deaths in Titus are great fun'
The writer, director and performer discusses his new show The Complete Deaths with clowning company Spymonkey, which puts every single one of the deaths in Shakespeare's plays onstage in one night
Dominic Cooke: 'We mustn't get stuck to an idea of how Shakespeare should be'
The British director on Shakespeare, why he's not in a hurry to leave the stage for the screen and his upcoming TV debut - the latest installment in the BBC's Hollow Crown series.
5 Minutes with: Polly Findlay - 'Directing Svengali was a lesson in complete economy'
The director of The Alchemist on the RSC, Derren Brown and the show that was a turning point
5 Minutes with: Tom Wells - 'It was a happy accident that I liked theatre'
The writer of comedies Jumpers For Goalposts, The Kitchen Sink and new play Folk explains how he came to be a playwright