INTERVIEWS

Sylvia Young, founder and principal of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, with some of her pupils

Sylvia Young’s motherly and self-deprecating manner belie the razor-sharp mind, grit and determination that led her to found what has become Britain’s most successful...
Scotch and Soda. Credit Matilda Temperly (21)

From being a hairdresser in Australia to a performer in internationally renowned circus troupe Company 2, mononymous Mozes has come a long way. He...

Jason Robert Brown has won the Tony award for best original score for two of the four musicals he has so far seen premiered...
Samuel Barnett in rehearsals for The Beaux’ Stratagem. Photo: Manuel Harlan

“The History Boys was a massive part of my life.” When Samuel Barnett talks about his time in Alan Bennett’s iconic production for the...
RoseLewenstein

Writer Rose Lewenstein trained as a performance artist before moving into play writing after graduating. Her new play, Now This is Not the End,...
Set designer Eileen Diss. Photo: Tim Everett

Talking to six times BAFTA winner Eileen Diss is like trawling through a history of BBC television drama. Now in her 80s, the diffident,...
Jonathan Groff. Photo: Jeff Vespa

Exactly half his lifetime ago, Jonathan Groff first played J Pierrepont Finch, the lead character in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really...
Hannah Moss in So It Goes. Photo: Richard Davenport

Having worked as a theatre administrator and later as a producer, Hannah Moss set up the theatre company On the Run with her friend...
Walter Meierjohann

Britain and Germany have never felt closer. At least, British and German theatre cultures – often defined as polar opposites – are increasingly moving...
Timothy Sheader, artistic director at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Photo: David Jensen

If you didn’t know what Timothy Sheader did for a living you might think he was a trendy young academic, with his fashionably tousled...
Ben Smith

Director and Brighton resident Ben Smith is well and truly immersed in the Brighton Fringe, running throughout May. Not only is he directing the...
Olivia Poulet in Product by Mark Ravenhill at the Arcola Theatre. Photo: Richard Davenport

Olivia Poulet has a good line in peddling the unpalatable. The actor and writer is best known for her role as pragmatic,  fast-thinking Tory...