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Features and Interviews

Here you’ll find our catalogue of interviews and features. We’ve interviewed numerous people we find interesting, and we’ve written about theatre events that have caught our imagination as well. So grab a cup of tea and have a good old browse!

War Horse gallops to number one! – Sponsored

With over 200 theatre venues and over 32,000 theatrical performances each year, London has one of the highest theatre attendances in the world. When investing time and money in going to see a show, theatre-goers need to know that their hard-earned cash is going to be well spent. So which show is taking the West End by storm at the moment?  TicketTree.com, a leading theatre break specialist, reveals that War Horse, set in the conflict of 1914 England, has had an ...

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The BBC Performing Arts Fund

In a guest blog for Everything Theatre, we hear about the BBC’s Performing Arts Fund in 2013. Applications have recently opened, and this year a series of schemes focussed on theatre have been launched. Since it was established in 2003, the BBC Performing Arts Fund (BBC PAF) has supported and awarded grants to 1,250 individuals and 237 community groups from across the UK. We receive our income from voting lines on BBC One entertainment programmes, such as The Voice. This ...

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Spotlight: David Tennant

David Tennant as Hamlet, Courtesy of The Guardian David Tennant. Well, let’s just get this out of the way: yes, he played the tenth Doctor. And not only that, but he was also voted ‘the best Doctor’ by readers of Doctor Who Magazine, and (time)Lord knows they must know best! He was also one of the longest serving Doctors, ranking 2nd on TV and 3rd overall if we include the Doctor Who radio broadcasts. And let’s not forget that he himself ...

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Theatre Royal Haymarket OUR OPINION  Before I wrote this, I knew very little about the Theatre Royal Haymarket, but I have always appreciated its luxurious interior, and it has provided me with some of the most memorable nights of theatre in my life (for instance, Waiting for Godot and Flare Path). Despite this, I had never really thought about its history. The research that I have done for this piece however has completely changed my perspective. So much so in ...

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Spotlight: Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan It would be easy to miss, were you not looking out for it, but 2011 marks a celebration in the arts, that of the 100th birthday of playwright and screenplay writer Terence Rattigan. In the West End, two theatres are currently staging his plays: The Old Vic, with its production of the courtroom drama Cause Célèbre, directed by Thea Sharrock, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with its revival of Flare Path, starring Sienna Miller and directed by Sir ...

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Spotlight: Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey has won two Academy Awards In a 1998 interview with London’s Evening Standard, Kevin Spacey quipped: ‘It’s not that I want to create some bullshit mystique by maintaining a silence about by personal life, it is just that the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen’. Comparatively little is therefore known about this double Oscar-winning actor. However, as the current Artistic Director of The Old Vic ...

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Spotlight: Jonny Lee Miller

Hackers (1995) was Lee Miller’s big break. Frankenstein, the latest production to take its place in the National Theatre’s Olivier auditorium, has set the London Theatre scene abuzz. Ever since it was announced that Danny Boyle, a director who has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and who has practically achieved superstar status, would be taking the reins for this new take on Mary Shelley’s timeless classic, theatre-lovers have been wondering what tricks he would have ...

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