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Friday, September 13, 2019

Sound designer Emma Laxton: ‘With sound you can create temperature, a country, an era’ by Liz Hoggard

Sound designer Emma Laxton tells Liz Hoggard about how she hears in colour, cutting her teeth on new writing at the Royal

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Haydn Gwynne: ‘People say tragedy is tough – but try doing Billy Elliot twice a day’ by Liz Hoggard

For more than 30 years, Haydn Gwynne’s stage and screen work has ranged from Shakespeare and Billy Elliot to Drop the Dead

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Sound designer Christopher Shutt: ‘A lot of our job is to not be audible at all – silence is so effective’ by Liz Hoggard

From playing drums in a punk band to being sound supervisor at the National Theatre, Christopher Shutt has worked on countless high-profile

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Lighting designer Natasha Chivers: ‘Lighting is exciting and stressful. You’re running on instinct’ by Liz Hoggard

Olivier-award winning lighting designer Natasha Chivers tells Liz Hoggard about her working relationship with director Robert Icke, being a woman in a

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Actor Nancy Carroll: ‘As long as my body serves me, I want to use it. It’s my tool bag’ by Liz Hoggard

Once labelled the “best actress you’ve never heard of”, Olivier award winner Nancy Carroll continues to attract plaudits. As she prepares to

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Playwright Tanika Gupta: ‘A good play tells us something about the world we live in today’ by Liz Hoggard

In 2003, Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of Hobson’s Choice was up for an for Olivier. She tells Liz Hoggard why she’s returned to

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Costume supervisor Sarah Bowern: ‘Opera is the meatiest way to do good costume – it’s so grand’ by Liz Hoggard

The English National Opera costume supervisor boasts an impressive CV that includes Terry Gilliam’s Benvenuto Cellini and Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Make-up artist Sarah Luscombe: ‘The more grossed out the audiences are, the better’ by Liz Hoggard

After 10 years as a dancer, Sarah Luscombe is carving out a career as a make-up artist. She tells Liz Hoggard about

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Actor and panto star Clive Rowe: ‘We need to get new audiences into theatre, no matter which door they use’ by Liz Hoggard

With an MBE for services to drama and an Olivier award under his belt for musical theatre, Clive Rowe continues to don

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Antony and Cleopatra costume designer Evie Gurney on using Beyonce as her inspiration by Liz Hoggard

With a background at fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, designer Evie Gurney has made her theatre debut on the National Theatre’s Olivier

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wallace Shawn: ‘I don’t know what I am. A highbrow wannabe?’ by Liz Hoggard

While cagey about his new play at the National, the actor and writer is quite happy to ponder the clash between his intellectual tendencies and more populist stints as the voice of Rex in To…

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Roy Williams: ‘It’s hard to comprehend that a man could kill his own son’ by Liz Hoggard

The playwright on his new play about Motown giant Marvin Gaye, absent fathers and why his work strikes a chord with black audiences in AmericaBafta and Evening Standard award-winning playwri…

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Noma Dumezweni: ‘I’m starting to believe in the universe right now’ by Liz Hoggard

The actor recently stepped into Penny Skinner’s play Linda when Kim Cattrall was forced to cancel. Here she talks about ageing, single motherhood and script-crammingWhen Kim Cattrall withd…

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Should actors be political? by Barbara Ellen and Liz Hoggard

After Martin Freeman admitted he didn’t like to speak out about his views, our writers discuss whether thesps should get involved in politics at allActor Martin Freeman, who doesn’t lack…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wallace Shawn: ‘I don’t know what I am. A highbrow wannabe?’ by Liz Hoggard

While cagey about his new play at the National, the actor and writer is quite happy to ponder the clash between his intellectual tendencies and more populist stints as the voice of Rex in To…

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Do strong female roles in theatre make audiences feel uncomfortable? by Mark Shenton and Liz Hoggard

Vicky Featherstone, director of London’s Royal Court theatre, has said audiences are less at ease with female leads than with male ones. Is she right?Mark Shenton, joint lead critic and as…

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Emma Rice: ‘It’s interesting, the way we airbrush history’ by Liz Hoggard

The Globe’s next artistic director on Michael Morpurgo, hidden histories and doing Shakespeare as a labour of loveYou’re directing a new stage production, 946, based on Michael Morpurgo…

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Daniel Mays: ‘Football is just the gateway. It’s really about betrayal, loss and ambition’ by Liz Hoggard

The stage and TV actor on his role in The Red Lion, Patrick Marber’s first new play in nine years, which tackles football’s not so beautiful sideBest known for his film work with Mike Le…

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lisa Dwan on Beckett: ‘We don’t normally look at our frailty’ by Liz Hoggard

Despite winning acclaim with Samuel Beckett’s Not I for 10 years, Lisa Dwan says this ‘big beast’ of theatre remains forever challenging“Do you know what’s so gorgeous about this r…

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Phoebe Fox: ‘Clever actresses have longevity because they’re amazing’ by Liz Hoggard

The British actor talks about playing emotionally charged teenagers, not being part of an acting dynasty and taking three attempts to get into RadaAs a child, in Middlesex, Phoebe Fox loved …

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘People applauded. The ham in me woke up’ by Liz Hoggard

The dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov on his past in Riga and Russia, Sex and the City and a new exhibition of his photography Continue reading...

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ronan Keating: Acting the role of a singer does my head in by Liz Hoggard

The ex-Boyzone singer-songwriter talks about the challenge he faces taking on the lead role in hit West End musical Once Continue reading...

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Urinetown review – camp and political cult 'anti-musical' by Liz Hoggard

A fantastic cast and the odd surreal touch save an uneven satire on capitalism at St James' theatre, LondonBilled as an "anti-musical", Urinetown, conceived by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, …

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Anya Reiss: 'We turn to the internet and you can't trust it' by Liz Hoggard

The young playwright on her reworking of a controversial play and the perils of puberty in our porn-heavy age"It must be terrifying to be a parent," insists playwright Anya Reiss, 22. "…

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rupert Grint: 'If anything will make you not do drugs…' by Liz Hoggard

Former Harry Potter star Rupert Grint on making his stage debut as a Soho dealer and watching Shia LeBeouf drop acidRupert Grint's dressing table is piled high with throat lozenges and manuk…

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

What's cooking at the Royal Court? by Liz Hoggard

Nessah Muthy and April De Angelis offer a taste of Gastronauts, a new play about the business and pleasure of food"Since we've started writing, I open the fridge and I don't know what to eat…

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Blanche McIntyre: from being bullied to taking on Coward by Liz Hoggard

Theatre director Blanche McIntyre on rising to the top and why sexual politics annoy herWhen Blanche McIntyre was 15, she got her father to make a two-man coffin and staged a production of E…

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sarah Hadland: 'I was brought up to try your absolute hardest' by Liz Hoggard

She was told she'd never make an actor – that was before shooting to the top as Miranda Hart's TV sidekick. Now she's set for her debut stage comedy with Robert Webb"People who make out ev…

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Sarah Hadland: 'I was brought up to try your absolute hardest' by Liz Hoggard

She was told she'd never make an actor – that was before shooting to the top as Miranda Hart's TV sidekick. Now she's set for her debut stage comedy with Robert Webb"People who make out ev…

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Felix Barrett: the visionary who reinvented theatre | Observer profile by Liz Hoggard

The founder of the Punchdrunk company has no time for stages or even seats. Their 'immersive' style has had huge influence in theatre and beyond. And their new show is their most ambitious y…

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