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UK / West End Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in UK / West End.

Josef Davies Chats SHOOK at Southwark Playhouse Online Interview Josef Davies Chats SHOOK at Southwark Playhouse Online
by Fiona Scott - February 16, 2021, UK / West End

Josef Davies is an actor known for his roles on stage in Bent (National Theatre) and on-screen in Chernobyl and Call the Midwife. We spoke to Davies about his role in Samuel Bailey’s Shook, which is now available to view online as a film following a critically acclaimed run at the Southwark Playhous...
Paul Ettore Tabone Talks THIS IS ME, His Debut Solo Album Interview Paul Ettore Tabone Talks THIS IS ME, His Debut Solo Album
by Bella Bevan - February 15, 2021, UK / West End

Since the pandemic forced an early end to his four year stint as Ubaldo Piangi in the West End’s The Phantom of the Opera, Paul Ettore Tabone has been keeping busy working on his debut album. The music is in the classical crossover style, with each song reflecting a part of his journey from growing ...
Tinuke Craig Chats THE COLOR PURPLE - AT HOME From Leicester Curve Online Interview Tinuke Craig Chats THE COLOR PURPLE - AT HOME From Leicester Curve Online
by Matt Wolf - February 09, 2021, UK / West End

Since 2019, the fast-rising director Tinuke Craig has fielded various iterations of her first-ever musical, The Color Purple, which was acclaimed in performance at Leicester's Curve Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome. That same show is returning this month for a streamed concert version starring ...
Jessica Rose McVay Chats WRITTEN ON THE WAVES Interview Jessica Rose McVay Chats WRITTEN ON THE WAVES
by Fiona Scott - February 09, 2021, UK / West End

Jessica Rose McVay is Artistic Director of the women-led production company, 45North. We spoke to her about the Written on the Waves project, a season of theatrical works crafted for audiences to enjoy during lockdown....
Andrew Whyment Discusses Running Online Writing and Devising Workshops At Squint Thea Interview Andrew Whyment Discusses Running Online Writing and Devising Workshops At Squint Theatre
by Fiona Scott - February 03, 2021, UK / West End

Andrew Whyment is a theatre director and Artistic Director of Squint. He is currently an Associate of the National Youth Theatre and formerly Resident Assistant Director at Leeds Playhouse. Whyment spoke to us about the workshops Squint has been running to help artists continue writing and devising ...
Danielle Steers Discusses Her New Album Interview Danielle Steers Discusses Her New Album
by Fiona Scott - February 01, 2021, UK / West End

Danielle Steers is known for roles such as Catherine Parr in Six and Zahara in Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell. Steers has now released “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”, an album featuring nine of Steinman songs. We spoke to Steers about her career and the inspirations behind the album....
Emma Williams of GATSBY - A MUSICAL at Cadogan Hall Interview Emma Williams of GATSBY - A MUSICAL at Cadogan Hall
by Eleni Cashell - January 27, 2021, UK / West End

Reprising her role in Gatsby - A Musical, Emma Williams chats to us about juggling acting and motherhood, writing her first novel and the roles she’d love to play....
Damien Stanton And Chris Marcus Discuss The Campaign For THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Interview Damien Stanton And Chris Marcus Discuss The Campaign For THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
by Fiona Scott - January 19, 2021, UK / West End

Damien Stanton and Chris Marcus are the team behind the now iconic “The Show Must Go On!” Campaign. Merchandise featuring the slogan and lettering from sixteen of London’s West End shows has helped raise millions for those in the theatre sector who have fallen on financial hardship in recent months....
Adam Blanshay Chats THE THEATRE CHANNEL Interview Adam Blanshay Chats THE THEATRE CHANNEL
by Fiona Scott - January 18, 2021, UK / West End

Adam Blanshay is a Tony Award-nominated Producer, behind London productions such as Notre Dame de Paris, Waitress and Come From Away. We spoke to Blanshay about The Theatre Channel and where it’s going next!...
Oliver Lansley Chats SHERLOCK HOLMES: AN ONLINE ADVENTURE Interview Oliver Lansley Chats SHERLOCK HOLMES: AN ONLINE ADVENTURE
by Fiona Scott - January 13, 2021, UK / West End

Oliver Lansley is the Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company, known for immersive productions such as Alice’s Adventures Underground and Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie. We spoke to him about his career and the company’s latest production, Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure – Th...
Danny Mac Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT at Curve Theatre Online Interview Danny Mac Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT at Curve Theatre Online
by Eleni Cashell - December 23, 2020, UK / West End

Danny Mac chats about returning to Sunset Boulevard at the Curve Theatre, why it's so relevant right now and why he adored dancing with Oti Mabuse on Strictly Come Dancing....
Guest Blog: Róisín Devine Discusses The Old Red Lion Theatre's Reopening Season Interview Guest Blog: Róisín Devine Discusses The Old Red Lion Theatre's Reopening Season
by Fiona Scott - December 17, 2020, UK / West End

The theatre industry going dark as a result of the pandemic was heart-breaking for theatre-lovers across the world. But when your family runs an independent Fringe venue in central London, it cuts deeper still....
Natasha Rickman Chats THE SNOW QUEEN At Iris Theatre Interview Natasha Rickman Chats THE SNOW QUEEN At Iris Theatre
by Fiona Scott - December 16, 2020, UK / West End

Natasha Rickman is a director who has previously worked on Twelfth Night for the RSC and more recently several digital shows such as A Virtual Reality and Merry Wives of WhatsApp for Creation Theatre. She spoke to us about her latest project, an interactive Christmas show with Iris Theatre, The Snow...
Paige Jarratt Discusses Making Her Professional Debut In 2020 Interview Paige Jarratt Discusses Making Her Professional Debut In 2020
by Fiona Scott - December 15, 2020, UK / West End

Paige Jarratt is making her professional debut in The Arts Centre’s production of Red Riding Hood in Hounslow. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about getting her first job during this challenging time for the theatre industry....
Simon Startin Discusses Vital XPosure And Inclusive Theatre Practice Interview Simon Startin Discusses Vital XPosure And Inclusive Theatre Practice
by Fiona Scott - December 14, 2020, UK / West End

Simon Startin was recently announced as the new artistic director of disabled-led theatre company Vital Xposure, taking over from Julie McNamara. We spoke to him about taking on this exciting and important role. ...
Lee Mead Discusses His CHRISTMAS SINGLE, 'In My Arms For Christmas' Interview Lee Mead Discusses His CHRISTMAS SINGLE, 'In My Arms For Christmas'
by Fiona Scott - December 10, 2020, UK / West End

Lee Mead is known for his roles in Wicked, Casualty, Holby City, Joseph and more. He is now releasing his first Christmas single, “In My Arms For Christmas”. Mead spoke to us about the song and returning to panto at Milton Keynes Theatre this year. ...
Carly Paoli Chats CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE, Sky Arts Interview Carly Paoli Chats CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE, Sky Arts
by Fiona Scott - December 09, 2020, UK / West End

Carly Paoli is a Classical Brit-nominated soprano. She will celebrate Christmas this year in TV special Christmas At The Castle – Carly Paoli and Friends, due to air on Sky Arts on 23 December....
James Dreyfus Chats THE HOLLOW at Riverside Studios Interview James Dreyfus Chats THE HOLLOW at Riverside Studios
by Fiona Scott - December 08, 2020, UK / West End

James Dreyfus is on the bill for a set of staged readings of Christie’s Spider’s Web and The Hollow, with a cast including Sir Derek Jacobi, Jessica Hynes, Simon Callow and Angela Griffin. All profits from the staged readings will be donated to the Theatre Support Fund+ and Acting For Others....