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Backstage

How did you start off in theatre? At 16, I wrote to the Starlight Express wardrobe team and begged to work for nothing. I began...

Back in 2010 I could not get tickets to see the National Theatre’s Hamlet, starring Rory Kinnear, so I watched the NT Live screening....

After starting out as a performer, Imitating the Dog’s Simon Wainwright has moved to a career in video design. He tells Fergus Morgan about...

Close your eyes and picture a stage. Picture the set – maybe it’s a realistic room or an abstract array of colours and shapes. Maybe it’s...

Video projection was once the domain of big-budget West End spectaculars. Heather Doole talks to theatremakers in small-scale companies now producing shows where the...

I promised to write more about the saga of lighting and European Union rules as soon as there was more. And now there is...

The fight director’s body of work includes Les Miserables and TV hits such as Blackadder. He talks to Nick Smurthwaite about the challenges of...

As a deputy stage manager, you often have to play diplomat. You are the contact point between everyone inside the rehearsal room and all...

The award-winning sound designer has carved out a wide-ranging career in theatre, working on some of the most dynamic shows at venues including the...
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