INTERVIEWS

Michael Grandage. Photo: Marc Brenner

Michael Grandage has, for as long as I’ve known him, been something of a life force: not content with running one theatre (the Sheffield...
Paddy Smith, editor of The Stage, presenting Pip Utton with The Stage Special Award in Edinburgh

Pip Utton is an amenable, genial actor. A small man, well into his sixties, he has a big smile which lights up when we meet...
Rehearsal space in Glasshill Studios

It’s curious that for a city that prides itself on its live performance arts, London for so long had no proper spaces for creating...
Sian Reese-Williams in Lungs. Photo: Richard Davenport

They say performing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe is about as intense as it gets. Sian Reese-Williams is performing in three. The productions...
Hugh Quarshie in Othello. Photo: Keith Pattison

Most actors who play one of the great tragic Shakespearean roles become marked for life by the experience, but none more so, perhaps, than...
Kenny Wax. Photo: Alastair Muir

A couple of weeks ago, Kenny Wax had his biggest week in the West End to date, opening three shows in the same week...
Seth-Kriebel

Seth Kriebel trained and worked as a film producer, before gravitating towards more creative, theatrical forms of expression. In his current one-man Edinburgh Fringe...
Nadia Fall. Photo: Simon Annand

“People have this sense of ownership of this play, ergo I have this great sense of responsibility.” Nadia Fall is in the fourth week...
Ceri Ashcroft. Photo: Lesley Cook

Ceri Ashcroft trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and specialises in children’s theatre, puppetry, physical theatre and clowning. She has toured...
Chloe Daykin

A published author as well as an up-and-coming playwright, Chloe Daykin has written for companies including Live Theatre, Northern Stage and the Traverse Theatre....

Canadian comic Tom Stade is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe – he even lives in the city full-time. This year he is performing...

“We were making by doing in the first instance.” Andy Field and Ira Brand, two of Forest Fringe’s co-directors (the third, Deborah Pearson, is...
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