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

Emma Canning and Daniel Adeosun Talk TROUBLE IN MIND Interview Emma Canning and Daniel Adeosun Talk TROUBLE IN MIND
by Jonathan Marshall - January 12, 2022, UK / West End

Trouble in Mind had its stage premiere more than sixty years ago. The biting satire written by Alice Childress centres on racism in theatre. As representation within the industry continues to be addressed, it feels a pertinent time for the National Theatre’s revival. Performers Emma Canning and Dani...
Steven Sater talks SPRING AWAKENING at the Almeida Theatre Interview Steven Sater talks SPRING AWAKENING at the Almeida Theatre
by Katie Kirkpatrick - December 20, 2021, UK / West End

As the Almeida revival of Spring Awakening opens in London, writer Steven Sater talks about his relationship with the show over the years, as well as his new Grammy-nominated concept album with Burt Bacharach....
Ria Jones Chats HABEAS CORPUS at Menier Chocolate Factory Interview Ria Jones Chats HABEAS CORPUS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Fiona Scott - December 15, 2021, UK / West End

Ria Jones is known for her roles in musicals, most recently Sunset Boulevard at Leicester Curve and Gypsy at Royal Exchange, Manchester. She now makes her straight play debut in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s revival of Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus. We spoke with Jones about the show....
Lucie Jones Discusses Her Headline Christmas Shows Interview Lucie Jones Discusses Her Headline Christmas Shows
by Fiona Scott - December 11, 2021, UK / West End

Lucie Jones has just finished a marathon stint playing Jenna Hunterson, most recently in the UK Tour of Waitress. She has hung up her apron and will perform two exclusive headline Christmas shows, Lucie Jones at Christmas, in Cardiff and London on 13 and 14 December, respectively. We spoke with Jone...
Anna-Jane Casey Chats CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Interview Anna-Jane Casey Chats CABARET at the Kit Kat Club
by Fiona Scott - December 10, 2021, UK / West End

Anna-Jane Casey is known for her roles in shows such as Chicago, Forbidden Broadway, and Annie Get Your Gun. She is currently playing Fräulein Kost in the recent revival of Cabaret at the Playhouse Theatre. We spoke with Casey about being in the show....
Vikki Stone Chats ALADDIN at Lyric Hammersmith Interview Vikki Stone Chats ALADDIN at Lyric Hammersmith
by Fiona Scott - December 07, 2021, UK / West End

Vikki Stone is an award-winning comedian, actor and composer. She usually spends the festive season on stage in a panto. But this year, she's the composer of Aladdin, currently playing at the Lyric Hammersmith. We spoke with Stone about her involvement in the production....
Kat Ronney and Michael Elcock Talk HEX at National Theatre Interview Kat Ronney and Michael Elcock Talk HEX at National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - December 06, 2021, UK / West End

Right before Hex started its previews this past weekend, we sat down with cast members Kat Ronney and Michael Elcock to talk about the National Theatre's new original musical. Directed by Rufus Norris, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder and lyrics by Norris himself, the show is a retell...
Nancy Carroll Talks MANOR at the National Theatre Interview Nancy Carroll Talks MANOR at the National Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - December 01, 2021, UK / West End

Nancy Carroll's credits include seven previous productions at the National Theatre and, recently, The Crown on Netflix. She is currently starring in the National Theatre's production of Manor, a new play by Moira Buffini....
Joel Horwood Chats THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Interview Joel Horwood Chats THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE
by Eleni Cashell - November 26, 2021, UK / West End

Following its transfer to the Duke Of York’s Theatre, playwright Joel Horwood talks taking Neil Gaiman's classic story from page to stage....
Bartlett Sher Talks MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum Interview Bartlett Sher Talks MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum
by Fiona Scott - November 19, 2021, UK / West End

Bartlett Sher is a multi-award-winning director of productions including The Light in the Piazza and the recent revival of The King & I. Sher’s Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady will transfer to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in May 2022. We spoke with...
Landi Oshinowo Chats The 10th Anniversary of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Interview Landi Oshinowo Chats The 10th Anniversary of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Cindy Marcolina - November 11, 2021, UK / West End

As the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Matilda The Musical heat up in the West End, we spoke to Landi Oshinowo, who plays Mrs Phelps, Matilda's local librarian, at the Cambridge Theatre. Known for roles such as The Colour Purple, Ain't Misbehavin', and Big Fish, Landi told us all about work...
Rob Fowler Talks BAT OUT OF HELL UK and Ireland Tour Interview Rob Fowler Talks BAT OUT OF HELL UK and Ireland Tour
by Eleni Cashell - November 10, 2021, UK / West End

Rob Fowler chats about what’s brought him back to Bat Out Of Hell, what's changed since its West End run, and the show's incredible fandom....
Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss and The Original Album Cast Celebrate The SIX Vinyl Release Interview Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss and The Original Album Cast Celebrate The SIX Vinyl Release
by Abbie Grundy - October 29, 2021, UK / West End

Since premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017, SIX has exploded onto the musical theatre scene. Audiences across the world just couldn’t get enough of this pop-punk spin on History’s most famous ex-wives, leading to the professional release of its album in 2018....
Stephen Webb on THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cinema Screening Interview Stephen Webb on THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cinema Screening
by William J Connolly - October 27, 2021, UK / West End

It’s time to take a jump to the left and straight into cinemas. Stage favourite The Rocky Horror Show is set to come direct to you via a big-screen streaming of the legendary Richard O’Brien rock ‘n’ roll show....
Lea Salonga Discusses Her DREAM AGAIN 2022 UK Tour Interview Lea Salonga Discusses Her DREAM AGAIN 2022 UK Tour
by Fiona Scott - October 25, 2021, UK / West End

West End, Broadway and Disney legend, Lea Salonga, has just announced she will be returning to UK venues for a tour in 2022. Salonga spoke with BroadwayWorld about the pandemic, being cast in Pretty Little Liars and returning to performing....
Michael Feinstein on his UK Tour and The Great American Songbook Interview Michael Feinstein on his UK Tour and The Great American Songbook
by Shane Morgan - October 22, 2021, UK / West End

The Great American Songbook is an exhaustive, evolving canon of standards that includes work by the likes of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Richard Rogers. Tony Bennett called the work, “the best popular music ever composed.” Music held in such high regard could have no finer ambassad...
Dominic Andersen Talks WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? at Birmingham Repertory Theatre Interview Dominic Andersen Talks WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - October 06, 2021, UK / West End

Dominic Andersen reveals what audiences can expect from brand-new musical, What's New Pussycat?...
Killian Donnelly Chats THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Her Majesty's Theatre Interview Killian Donnelly Chats THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - September 23, 2021, UK / West End

Killian Donnelly chats about what makes Phantom of the Opera so special, his favourite roles and how he’s finding fatherhood....
Dino Fetscher Talks THE NORMAL HEART at the National Theatre Interview Dino Fetscher Talks THE NORMAL HEART at the National Theatre
by Shane Morgan - September 20, 2021, UK / West End

Writer and activist Susan Sontag once famously referred to Larry Kramer as 'one of America's most valuable troublemakers.' His play The Normal Heart is now being revived at the National Theatre....
Tom MacRae Talks Adapting EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE for Stage and Screen Interview Tom MacRae Talks Adapting EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE for Stage and Screen
by E.H. Reiter - September 15, 2021, UK / West End

Interview with Tom MacRae the writer of EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE for stage and screen which premieres on Friday, September 17th on Amazon Prime Video. Writer Tom MacRae talks about what it was like to cr...
Jodie Prenger Talks TELL ME ON A SUNDAY Interview Jodie Prenger Talks TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by Fiona Scott - September 02, 2021, UK / West End

Jodie Prenger has returned to playing “The Girl” in the current UK tour of Tell Me On A Sunday. The leading lady of Oliver, and, more recently, Abigail’s Party and A Taste of Honey fame spoke to BroadwayWorld about returning to the stage after the pandemic disruption....
Alice Frankham Talks NHS THE MUSICAL at Theatre Royal Plymouth Interview Alice Frankham Talks NHS THE MUSICAL at Theatre Royal Plymouth
by Fiona Scott - August 26, 2021, UK / West End

Alice Frankham was most recently seen in the Derby Theatre/Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production of One Man Two Guvnors as Rachel Crabbe. She is now appearing in NHS The Musical at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Frankham spoke to BroadwayWorld about the show....
Yasmin Paige chats ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA at the Almeida Theatre Interview Yasmin Paige chats ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA at the Almeida Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - August 23, 2021, UK / West End

We chat to Yasmin Paige about how she’s coped over the last 18 months, her career highlights and what drew her to take part in Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia....
Cassidy Janson Chats WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN at Cadogan Hall Interview Cassidy Janson Chats WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN at Cadogan Hall
by Fiona Scott - August 20, 2021, UK / West End

Cassidy Janson was playing Anne Hathaway in &Juliet when West End theatres closed in 2020. Before the show reopens, the Olivier Award-winning star of Beautiful, Chess and most recently The Mousetrap, will be playing Virginia Woolf in a one-off performance of Well-Behaved Women at Cadogan Hall on 3 S...
BWW Review: CINDERELLA, Gillian Lynne Theatre Interview BWW Review: CINDERELLA, Gillian Lynne Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - August 19, 2021, UK / West End

Theatre has endured a truly torrid time during the pandemic, with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella delayed for a year and last month’s opening night called off at the last minute. However, the much-hyped show is now here and this irreverent take on the traditional fairytale is a joyful spectacle....
BWW Review: DIE WALKÜRE, Hackney Empire Interview BWW Review: DIE WALKÜRE, Hackney Empire
by Gary Naylor - August 05, 2021, UK / West End

The Grimeborn Festival scales up for the second part of Wagner's Ring Cycle and gains in music what it loses in intimacy....
AMELIE Director Michael Fentiman Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST Interview AMELIE Director Michael Fentiman Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by Sally Henry Fuller - July 26, 2021, UK / West End

With AMELIE in its third month at the Criterion Theatre in the UK and a new cast album widely available since last summer, the quirky musical is establishing itself as a fan-favorite. ...
Hadley Fraser on 2:22 - A GHOST STORY at the Noel Coward Theatre Interview Hadley Fraser on 2:22 - A GHOST STORY at the Noel Coward Theatre
by Matt Wolf - July 16, 2021, UK / West End

Hadley Fraser some while ago established himself as one of the most protean actors around: a talent equally at home both in big-name musicals (Les Mis, Young Frankenstein) and Shakespeare (playing Aufidius to Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus and Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, alongside Kenneth Branagh a...
Rob Houchen Chats ROB HOUCHEN: IN CONCERT at Cadogan Hall Interview Rob Houchen Chats ROB HOUCHEN: IN CONCERT at Cadogan Hall
by Eleni Cashell - March 22, 2021, UK / West End

Star of Les Misérables, Rob Houchen chats to us about his upcoming solo gig at Cadogan Hall, the first solo concert he's ever done....
Director Bernadette Armstrong Pivoting Across The Continents With THE CANTERVILLE GHO Interview Director Bernadette Armstrong Pivoting Across The Continents With THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
by Gil Kaan - March 17, 2021, UK / West End

The intercontinental collaboration of Open-Door Playhouse and Our Kid and Me Productions THE CANTERVILLE GHOST premieres online March 24, 2021. Open-Door creator Bernadette Armstrong directs this adaptation of the short story by Oscar Wilde featuring a combined cast from Los Angeles and Oxford, U.K....
Lucie Jones And Oliver Tompsett Chat TREASON THE MUSICAL at Cadogan Hall Interview Lucie Jones And Oliver Tompsett Chat TREASON THE MUSICAL at Cadogan Hall
by Fiona Scott - March 11, 2021, UK / West End

Lucie Jones and Oliver Tomsett are appearing in a concert performance of a new musical about the Gunpowder Plot, Treason the Musical, filmed at Cadogan Hall. We spoke to them about the show....
Danny Kaan Discusses Adapting To Online Theatre Work Interview Danny Kaan Discusses Adapting To Online Theatre Work
by Fiona Scott - March 05, 2021, UK / West End

Danny Kaan is known for photographing West End stars and being one half of The Digi Creative, often supporting the socials behind your favourite shows and stars. We chatted with him about pivoting to different types of work in this new world of digital theatre....
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....
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....