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Director Jonathan Munby casts Eve Best in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

SHAKESPEARE: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Director Jonathan Munby talks to Heather Neill about his very well-received version of this Roman play, currently at Shakespeare’s Globe, and starring Eve Best and Clive Wood.

Exclusive: Barry Humphries talks about his farewell live show Eat Pray Laugh!

INTERVIEW: BARRY HUMPHRIES In an exclusive collection of excerpts from conversations – conducted by Dominic Cavendish – the legendary Australian entertainer, 79, reveals his past as a theatre critic, explains why he’s laying his characters to rest and gives an in-depth account of his theatrical adieu Eat Pray Laugh!, currently running at the London Palladium.

Asian voices: actor Vincent Ebrahim on The Djinns of Eidgah

ASIAN VOICES: VINCENT EBRAHIM The actor talks to Suman Bhuchar about his role as Dr Baig in Abhishek Majumdar’s The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court), a play about Kashmir, and also about his career in the theatre and on television.

Susannah Fielding plays Hermia for Michael Grandage in the West End

SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Actor Susannah Fielding chats to Heather Neill about her role as Hermia in Michael Grandage’s acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End.

ATC’s Ramin Gray dissects David Greig’s controversial play, The Events

21 October 2013

in Directors, New Writing, Playwrights

INTERVIEW: RAMIN GRAY Actors Touring Company’s Artistic Director, who directed The Events, David Greig’s shattering new play about the fallout from a mass shooting similar to that perpetrated in Norway by Anders Breivik, speaks to Judi Herman about the play, which takes place in a hall where a choir rehearses, faithfully represented by Chloe Lamford’s spare set, and tours in the UK and Europe till the end of the year.

Sean Holmes and Nadia Albina reveal Secret Theatre’s Show Two

INTERVIEW: SEAN HOLMES AND NADIA ALBINA In the second interview about the Lyric Hammersmith’s experimental Secret Theatre, the venue’s artistic director Sean Holmes and actor Nadia Albina tell Matt Trueman about Show Two.

Actor Joseph Millson plays Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe

SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH Joseph Millson, who plays Macbeth opposite Samantha Spiro in Eve Best’s much-praised directorial debut at Shakespeare’s Globe, talks to Heather Neill about the play and the production.

Actor Lyndsey Marshal looks at Othello through Emilia’s eyes

SHAKESPEARE: OTHELLO Actor Lyndsey Marshal talks to Heather Neill about her role as Emilia in Nicholas Hytner’s superb modern-day version of Othello, which also stars Adrian Lester as Othello and Rory Kinear as Iago, and is currently at the National Theatre.

Controversial theatre legend Steven Berkoff on the Edinburgh Fringe

INTERVIEW: STEVEN BERKOFF In a series of thoughtful and outspoken extracts from a conversation with Dominic Cavendish in the wake of a media furore about comments he made about Twitter while on stage at the New Town Theatre, Edinburgh, the legendary actor, playwright and director Steven Berkoff airs his controversial views, mourns the dearth of stimulating world drama on the BBC, extols the virtues of the Fringe, and explains the impulses behind his theatrical exploration of the acting life, An Actor’s Lament (Assembly Hall).

Edinburgh Fringe 2013: Phoebe Waller-Bridge unpacks her Fleabag

INTERVIEW: PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE The writer and actor talks to Philip Fisher about her new solo show Fleabag (Underbelly, Cowgate) and working in Edinburgh for the first time, as well as about a career that has encompassed the West End and the Royal Court.

Olivier-award-winner Michelle Terry on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Award-winning actress Michelle Terry chats to Heather Neill about her two roles — Titania and Hippolyta — in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed in Elizabethan dress by Dominic Dromgoole for Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Pippa Nixon on four of her Shakespearean roles for the RSC

INTERVIEW: PIPPA NIXON The actress, who is currently playing Rosalind in As You Like It, directed by Maria Aberg, and Ophelia in Hamlet, directed by David Farr, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, talks to Judi Herman about these female roles; and about playing the Bastard in King John and Lady Anne in Richard III last year.

Actor Michael Pennington talks about playing Strindberg

INTERVIEW: MICHAEL PENNINGTON The star actor, celebrating his 70th birthday, talks to Heather Neill about his role as Edgar, opposite Linda Marlowe’s Alice, in the five-star production of August Strindberg’s Dances of Death, currently at the Gate Theatre in London in a new version by Howard Brenton, directed by Tom Littler.

Award-winning actor Richard McCabe talks about his role in The Audience

INTERVIEW: RICHARD McCABE The Olivier winning actor talks to Heather Neill about playing Harold Wilson in The Audience, Peter Morgan’s superb new play about the Queen’s audiences with her Prime Ministers (Gielgud Theatre), and which stars Helen Mirren as Her Majesty.

Actor Goldy Notay reports on Kali’s My Daughter’s Trial

ASIAN VOICES: GOLDY NOTAY The actor talks to Suman Bhuchar about her latest role for Kali theatre company, Parveen the ambitious Muslim lawyer in Jabine Chaudri’s My Daughter’s Trial (Brown’s Courtrooms, London, then touring). This site-specific work is about Parveen’s dilemma about whether to section her own mentally sick mother.

Jonathan Croall explores the wonderful world of John Gielgud (1/2)

INTERVIEW: JONATHAN CROALL (1/2) The theatre historian and author talks to Heather Neill about his two recently published books, John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star (Methuen) and Gielgoodies! The Wit, Wisdom and Gaffes of John Gielgud (Oberon Books), which together give a fully rounded account of one of the most important men of the theatre in the 20th century.

Jonathan Croall explores the wonderful world of John Gielgud (2/2)

INTERVIEW: JONATHAN CROALL (2/2) The theatre historian and author talks to Heather Neill about his two recently published books, John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star (Methuen) and Gielgoodies! The Wit, Wisdom and Gaffes of John Gielgud (Oberon Books), which together give a fully rounded account of one of the most important men of the theatre in the 20th century.

Shakespeare’s First Acts: Antony and Cleopatra

SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST ACTS: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Actor Michael Pennington discusses the first act of the play, in which he is playing Antony in Janet Suzman’s current revival at Chichester Festival Theatre, with Heather Neill. This interview is part of theatreVOICE’s new series for Olympics year 2012, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays.

Playwright Ronald Harwood appreciates Donald Wolfit (1/2)

DONALD WOLFIT SPECIAL (1/2) Playwright Sir Ronald Harwood, biographer of legendary actor-manager Sir Donald Wolfit and a former member of his company, discusses the man and his work with Howard Loxton at an event that was part of the Society for Theatre Research’s lecture series.

Playwright Ronald Harwood appreciates Donald Wolfit (2/2)

DONALD WOLFIT SPECIAL (2/2) Playwright Sir Ronald Harwood, biographer of legendary actor-manager Sir Donald Wolfit and a former member of his company, discusses the man and his work with Howard Loxton at an event that was part of the Society for Theatre Research’s lecture series.

New York report: Village Voice critic surveys the scene

2 January 2012

in American Drama, Criticism

NEW YORK SPECIAL Michael Feingold, chief theatre critic of the Village Voice, chats to Philip Fisher about theatrical life during the past few months, covering both the big houses of Broadway as well as Off-Broadway venues, looking at both the latest new musicals and plays, especially the rise and rise of the triple bill.

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