INTERVIEWS

CV Julia Pascal

Julia Pascal says she has spent her life observing people and situations, all of which have become fodder for her plays, which often examine...
Stuart Piper

Few jobs require people skills to the same extent as a theatrical agent. As well as having to reassure anxious clients on a daily...
Matt Cardle in Memphis. Photo: Johan Persson

Matt Cardle shot to stardom as the winner of The X Factor in 2010, watched by an average of 17 million people. He has...
Jenny Bede

Jenny Bede began her career in musical theatre before developing a taste for stand-up comedy. Her latest show, Don’t Look at Me, is a...
Alex Sharp in in the Broadway transfer of the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo: Joan Marcus

Just over a year ago, Alex Sharp was still at Juilliard, probably New York’s (not to mention America’s) foremost drama school, completing an intensive...
Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013. Photo: Nobby Clark

Cynthia Erivo is contemplating the abrupt closure of the musical I Can’t Sing! in May last year. The show lasted just six weeks in...
Naomi Kuyck-Cohen

Fresh from her training at Wimbledon College of Arts, Naomi Kuyck-Cohen got a design job for Clout Theatre’s newest production, The Various Lives of...
Lydia Leonard (right) with Ben Miles in the RSC’s 2014 production of Wolf Hall

When it comes to playing characters based on real people, Lydia Leonard is about to score a hat-trick. She appeared as Jackie Onassis at...
The production mixes documentary footage and live action. Photo: Nobby Clark

Everywhere you look, it seems, there’s a jukebox musical playing in the West End and/or Broadway, celebrating iconic music figures from Michael Jackson and...
Edward Kemp. Photo: supplied

Edward Kemp talks almost continually about students. The conversation moves from the training itself to student finances, showcases, getting work and much more. But...
Cathy Waller. Photo: supplied

Cathy Waller formed her own company three years ago after a successful freelance career. The company’s latest work is being performed as part of...
Jane McDonald. Photo: Nicky Johnston

Long before Susan Boyle was launched to global fame via Britain’s Got Talent, another unheralded singer called Jane McDonald found herself the star of...