As the Disney blockbuster Frozen finally opens in the West End, the show’s choreographer talks about working with Broadway legends Hal Prince and Bob Fosse, being coaxed into directing by long-standing collaborator Michael Grandage and settling the all-important question: Anna or Elsa?
In his 30-year career, Adrian Lester has won awards for heavyweight theatre roles, and become a familiar face on television. As he prepares to perform Hymn in front of a live audience, he tells Theo Bosanquet about the importance of nurturing young talent and reviving the reputation of Ira Aldridge
Pregnant with her second child, performer Gina Beck is about to appear in South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre – until Alex Young takes over the role in late August. The two stars tell Theo Bosanquet how it feels to share the limelight
Like theatres across the country, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud quickly learnt how to produce digital work during Covid. With the doors set to reopen, its director tells Theo Bosanquet about serving the local audience and raising the venue’s profile
Performer Audrey Brisson tells Theo Bosanquet about her childhood growing up in Cirque du Soleil, why she enjoys working in ensembles and why Amélie is the perfect story to welcome back audiences post-lockdown
After Romeo and Juliet was cancelled due to the pandemic, the National decided to make a film of the production instead, keeping much of the same team. Director Simon Godwin and producer David Sabel tell Theo Bosanquet how, far from being an adapted staging, the project has pushed the show into new territory
The most powerful couple in UK theatre, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire will open two significant projects on opposite sides of the world this year – Theatre Royal Sydney and Trafalgar Theatre in the West End. They tell Theo Bosanquet why they’re remaining optimistic about the future of the industry and broach the thorny issue of insurance
Theatres may be out of action – in the traditional sense – but this hasn’t stopped producer Ryan Metcalfe using CGI technology to transport audiences back into the auditorium. He tells Theo Bosanquet about his ambitious revival of Romeo and Juliet, starring Sam Tutty, Emily Redpath and Derek Jacobi