INTERVIEWS

Classic Stage Ireland’s production of Julius Caesar. Photo: Marius Tatu

In a professional career spanning almost four decades, Andy Hinds has spent most of it firmly entrenched behind the scenes. But in 2012 he...
Fleur Darkin. Photo: Viktoria Begg

Having previously worked with organisations such as Bristol Old Vic, Laban and the Royal Opera House, Fleur Darkin took over as artistic director of...

Leo Bill pulls back his sleeve. On his forearm, three weeks old and only just about healed, is a tattoo: CAZALE. “It just reminds...

Javier de Frutos is having a salad for lunch. For some reason this takes me by surprise. I expected him to be tearing into...
Callum McMillan

16-year-old Callum McMillan moved from Glasgow to London in September to study ballet at the Central School of Ballet. When did you start dancing? I was...
members of Shechter Junior in rehearsals Photo Chien-Ming Chang

“There is all this talent,” says choreographer Hofesh Shechter, “and what are we doing with it?”. Well, in Shechter’s case, more than most. In response...
Louise Jeffreys as one of the judges of Walthamstow’s Got Talent c Camilla Greenwell

Despite having moved into performing arts management 20 years ago, Louise Jeffreys, chair of the Association of British Theatre Technicians, says she is still...

When musician Joe Stilgoe performed at a concert with Maria Friedman, she was so impressed with his audience interaction that she decided to create...

When Sean Holmes took over the Lyric Hammersmith six years ago, he laid out his ambition to turn it into a kind of “National...
Paul Hodson

Paul Hodson’s interest in projects with a factual background has led him to direct The Bombing of the Grand Hotel, a new play about...

Julian Chenery, founder of Shakespeare 4 Kidz, is not your stereotypical theatre impresario. He’s a big, fast-talking, tousled man who exudes no-nonsense business know-how....

This is a story of youthful impetuosity, passion, chutzpah and, let’s face it, insanity. The setting is the summer of 2005. The juvenile lead...