With rehearsals for All About Eveunderway, Monica Dolan shares her excitement for taking on a similar role of direct address(playing both Karen and a narrator). She also gives an insight into working with Ivo van Hove, and adapting the classic 1950's film for the stage.BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall January 16, 2019
An icon of the theatre world, Chita Rivera comes to London next month to play Cadogan Hall for just two concerts. Talking to her about returning to her 'second home', Chita also shares what audiences can expect from the concerts, as well as her journey from having 'never seen a Broadway show' to being presented with the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.BWW Interview: Leo Bill & Tony Grech-Smith on THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND NT Live January 12, 2019
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second marks the Almeida's first National TheatreLive, broadcasting to audiences around the world on 15 January. We spoketo actor Leo Bill and caught up with Camera Director Tony Grech-Smith, to find out how those onstage and those behind the scenes (and screens) prepare.BWW Interview: Forbes Masson Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE December 21, 2018
Music sits very much at the heart of director Rebecca Fracknell's vision of Summer and Smoke, the stage surrounded by pianos. Giving us an insight into how that world is created on stage, actor Forbes Masson also shares how that music continues offstage with a certain cast tradition.BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND, Almeida Theatre December 18, 2018
'Forget, forgive, conclude and be agreed...' Sure, the Almeida's The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is one you won't soon forget, thanks to stand out performances from Simon Russell Beale and Leo Bill. Even staunch devotees of the original text will be able to forgive Jeff James' edit, which lifts and drives the piece. But to conclude: it's unlikely that all will agree on Joe Hill-Gibbins' chaotic and sometimes polarizing vision.BWW Interview: Saskia Reeves Talks THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND December 17, 2018
Discussing how relevant the play is to not only our timebut this very week, SaskiaReeves also shares the joys of working on Shakespeare with Declan Donnellan and Joe Hill-Gibbins, 'directors who have real imagination and love the text and storytelling'.BWW Interview: Patsy Ferran Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE December 12, 2018
Straight off her win forBest Actress in a New Production of a Play at BroadwayWorld's UK Awards, Patsy Ferran shares what it's like to have a character in your head for that long a time. Taking us through how her own impressions of Alma have changed, she also reveals just how Alma has changed her too.BWW Interview: Rachel Kavanaugh Talks A CHRISTMAS CAROL December 11, 2018
Having recently worked on a number of musicals (including the acclaimed Half a Sixpence), Rachel Kavanaugh returns to the RSC for a play which has some ghosts of the past and present. Sharing some of her earliest experiences with theatre, Rachel reveals what it's like to work alongside a figure from then, and what audiences can expect from this show now.BWW Interview: Stevie Basaula On His First RSC Season December 5, 2018
The Royal Shakespeare Company brings their latest season to the Barbican this Winter, made up of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Merry Wives of Winter. A number of the cast appear in one or two of these shows; Stevie Basaula features in all three, taking on more than ten roles.BWW Interview: Tamara Lawrance Talks THE TELL-TALE HEART December 4, 2018
Chatting to the teams at the Prince Edward Theatre (Aladdin) and the Theatre Royal Haymarket (Heathers the Musical), both explained how being 'a people person' is so key to the role. In addition to being the eyes and ears of the theatre, in a way they're the heart of it too, a sentiment echoed by others in the buildings...BWW Interview: Kathryn Hunter Talks TIMON OF ATHENS November 23, 2018
Kathryn Hunter returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to take on the titular role in Timon of Athens. Simon Godwin's production marks the first time this play has been staged with a female lead at the RSC. Kathryn, however, is no stranger to taking on such parts.BWW Interview: Louise Gold Talks FIDDLER ON THE ROOF November 19, 2018
Fiddler on the Roof returns to the London stage this Winter. Trevor Nunn'salready sold out production is currently in rehearsals,before it opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Playing Yente, Louise Gold shares her journey across stage and screen, how the show resonates with her, and how she thinks it will resonate with London today.BWW Interview: Jos Vantyler Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ November 16, 2018
Playing the Wicked Witch of the West, actor Jos Vantyler shares the challenges of taking on such well-known roles, the joys of performing villains, and what audiences can expect from the show.BWW Interview: Jack Lowden Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE November 15, 2018
Appearing in a gender swapping Measure for Measure, Lowden returns to the London stage at the Donmar Warehouse. Tackling the subjects of gender and sexual misconduct, Lowden shares just how much the play resonates today, how audiences are reacting, and the joys of doubling characters alongside Hayley Atwell.BWW Review: HADESTOWN, National Theatre November 14, 2018
The latest incarnation of Anais Mitchell's musical sees it cross the river to the other side, playing to UK audiences before heading to Broadway. The result: an otherworldly experience with sublime staging.BWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WEST November 12, 2018
Sam Shepard's True West opens at the Vaudeville later this month. This marks one of numerous productions of the show to play the West End and Broadway, in the year following the acclaimed playwright's death.
Appearing in her first Shepard play, Madeleine Potter talks to us about her admiration for the writer, her discoveries from the text, and just why this production 'must' resonate today.BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Barbican November 7, 2018
We sat down to talk to the lovers themselves Orpheus and Eurydice:Reeve Carney who returns to the production, and Eva Noblezadawho joins it anew. With the National Olivier being the largest venue the show has played to date, the two share how the revolves are helping to tell the story, how else the show has changed, and Broadway audiences vs. West End ones.BWW Interview: Charlotte Josephine Talks ROMEO AND JULIET November 5, 2018
Actress and writer Charlotte Josephine features in her first season for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.
Catching up on the first day of rehearsals for the London transfer, Charlotte spoke to us about how Erica Whyman's production will resonate with audiences, as well as what it's like taking on a role normally played by a man and speaking 'forbidden' words.