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29 Apr 2016
Thom Southerland - Artistic Director
We speak to the new Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre about the return of Titanic the Musical to London and the new season at the Charing Cross.
27 Apr 2016
Matthew Maher - The Flick
We talk to American actor and star of Annie Baker's The Flick Matthew Maher who has transferred with the production to the National Theatre.
25 Apr 2016
Gina Beck - Show Boat
We speak with West End leading lady Gina Beck who takes on the role of Magnolia Hawks in the Sheffield Crucible's revival of Show Boat at the New London.
21 Apr 2016
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
We caught up with performers and writers Henry Shields, Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer as they prepare to open their latest West End comedy.
06 Apr 2016
David Korins - Hamilton and Motown designer
We spoke to acclaimed American designer David Korins whose recent stage work includes Motown, Hamilton on Broadway and soon to be London.
04 Apr 2016
Michael Xavier - Sunset Boulevard
Ahead of the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, we spoke to West End leading man and Glenn Close's co-star Michael Xavier.
30 Mar 2016
Ian Bartholomew - Mrs Henderson Presents
We spoke with Olivier Award nominee Ian Bartholomew who is starring in new British musical Mrs Henderson Presents at the Noel Coward Theatre.
24 Mar 2016
Max Stafford-Clark
We talk with legendary director Max Stafford-Clark about Out of Joint Theatre Company, Samuel Beckett and All That Fall.
22 Mar 2016
Emma Williams - Mrs Henderson Presents
We speak to three time Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams, the current star of Mrs Henderson Presents at the Noel Coward.
21 Mar 2016
Duncan Macmillan - People, Places and Things
In conversation with Olivier nominated writer Duncan Macmillan whose play People, Places and Things transfers to the West End from the National.
18 Mar 2016
James Cartwright - Raz
We speak to actor James Cartwright who is about to star in his father Jim Cartwright's new play Raz at the Trafalgar Studios.
17 Mar 2016
Dave Hearn - Mischief Theatre
Ahead of new West End play The Comedy About a Bank Robbery opening at the Criterion, we speak to actor David Hearn.
14 Mar 2016
Adam Long - Writer of Miss Atomic Bomb
Ahead of the official opening of new musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb, we speak to writer Adam Long about the creative process.
08 Mar 2016
Daniel Boys, Florence Andrews & Simon Lipkin
We speak to some of the leading cast of new musical Miss Atomic Bomb which opens at the St James Theatre this week.
07 Mar 2016
Motown Musical cast
Our interviews with the lead cast of Motown the Musical, Cedric Neal, Lucy St Louis and Charl Brown from the London production.
01 Mar 2016
Drew McOnie
Our interview with the Olivier-nominated choreographer of In The Heights ahead of his upcoming production of Jekyll and Hyde at the Old Vic and the premiere of Strictly Ballroom.
25 Feb 2016
Jamie Lloyd
Our interview with director Jamie Lloyd ahead of the opening of The Maids at the Trafalgar Studios and Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre.
24 Feb 2016
Ben Brantley
We sat down with the Chief Theatre Critic of the New York Times Ben Brantley, to discuss the future of theatre criticism, his favourite shows and of course, Hamilton.
11 Feb 2016
Cedric Neal
We caught up with Motown The Musical's leading man Cedric Neal, who plays the iconic role of Berry Gordy, for an exclusive behind the scenes interview.
09 Feb 2016
Howard Goodall
We spoke with composer Howard Goodall about his Olivier nominated musical Bend it Like Beckham and his approach to writing musicals.
02 Feb 2016
Uzo Aduba, Laura Carmichael and Zawe Ashton
We were lucky enough to speak to the full cast of the upcoming Jamie Lloyd revival of The Maids at the Trafalgar Studios Theatre - includes video.
01 Feb 2016
Kenneth Cranham
Our interview with the Critics' Circle Award-winning Best Actor Kenneth Cranham, who returns to the West End for a limited season in Florian Zeller's play 'The Father'.
28 Jan 2016
James Fritz
We speak to the Critics' Circle Award-winning Most Promising Playwright James Fritz, who recently scored a hit in his play 'Four Minutes, Twelve Seconds' at the Hampstead Downstairs.
27 Jan 2016
Denise Gough
We speak to the Critics' Circle Award-winning Best Actress Denise Gough about her challenging role in the new West End play People, Place and Things.
12 Jan 2016
Jenna Russell
We speak to the Olivier Award-winning actress about her roles of 'Big' and 'Little' Edie in the European premiere of Grey Gardens at the Southwark Playhouse.
04 Nov 2015
Jamie Raven
The "Britain's Got Talent" runner-up discusses guest starring in 'The Illusionists' at Shaftesbury Theatre, Harry Potter & what goes on behind-the-scenes at BGT.
13 Oct 2015
Ben Forster
The ITV "Superstar" winner talks about his role as Buddy in Elf The Musical, his relationship with Andrew Lloyd Webber and the impact of reality TV on theatre.
09 Oct 2015
Amelia Lily
The "X Factor" finalist talks about her budding theatrical career, as well as stripping off in American Idiot and having just five days to rehearse Joseph.
01 Sep 2015
Imelda Staunton
The three-time Olivier Award winner talks about her career, fame and her role as Momma Rose in the West End revival of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre.
06 Aug 2015
Simon Webbe
The BLUE boyband member talks about starring as The Big Bad Wolf in George Stiles & Anthony Drewe's family musical The 3 Little Pigs at the Palace Theatre.
19 May 2015
Jonathan Slinger
Currently starring as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
13 May 2015
Jonathan Groff
Star of stage and screen interviewed ahead of the concert production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Southbank.
12 May 2015
Ruthie Henshall
Marking the 10th Anniversary of Billy Elliot, we interview the Olivier Award winner, who is currently starring as Mrs. Wilkinson at Victoria Palace Theatre.
30 Apr 2015
Katie Brayben
2015 Olivier Award winner, who is starring as Carole King in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.
23 Apr 2015
Jon Jon Briones
2015 Olivier Award nominee, who is starring as The Engineer in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre.
09 Apr 2015
Haydn Gwynne
Starred as Lucia in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Playhouse Theatre.
31 Mar 2015
Kerry Ellis
West End leading lady who starred as Grizabella in recent revival of CATS at the London Palladium.
28 Mar 2015
James Dreyfus
Olivier Award winner, who starred in Harvey at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, alongside Maureen Lipman.

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London Theatre Blog
Interview Highlight!
Cedric Neal
Q: As Cedric is playing a living person, who is also the producer of the show, how well has he got to know Berry Gordy (founder of Motown) and has this presented Cedric with any challenges?
A: Mr Gordy is very hands on with the project. You might think that this will make the performers uncomfortable, but it's actually comfortable because he knows exactly what he was going through in the country [when he founded Motown] and in the world of music and with his musicians at that time. He asked me to challenge him actually.

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