A Day in the Life

  1. Coffee Break: Nick Hern

    Coffee Break: Nick Hern  

    Thirty years ago, Nick Hern launched Nick Hern Books, one of Britain’s leading publishers of plays and drama books. Susan Elkin spoke to him.   How did you get interested in drama in the first place? I did three plays at my prep school because I was told to: I played Prince Hal in Henry […]

  2. Natasha Sutton Williams

    Natasha Sutton Williams  

    Singer, actor, composer and writer Natasha Sutton Williams, 29, is co-founder of the theatre company, Working Birthday. Her one woman show Freud the Musical ran to great acclaim in the recent Vaults Festival and will be part of the Reading Festival in July. Susan Elkin caught up over a coffee. Where do you come from? I can’t […]

  3. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF EBONY FEARE

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF EBONY FEARE  

    Susan Elkin meets up with Ebony Feare, 36, an actress currently playing Tortoise in Pied Piper’s touring production of Hare and Tortoise

  4. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BARRY DRUMMOND

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BARRY DRUMMOND  

    Barry Drummond, 26, is appearing in English National Ballet’s Nutcracker at the London Coliseum over Christmas. In 2008 he won the Lyn Seymour award for the most expressive dancer and in 2012 he was nominated for the Emerging Dancer award. How did you get into ballet? I’m from Callander in Scotland. I started ballet there […]

  5. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Katy Lipson

     

    Katy Lipson, 32, has produced over 50 shows, mostly musical theatre. Few school and college students really understand what producing is and what a crucial part of the theatre industry it is. They could learn a lot from the hardworking Katy, as Susan Elkin discovers.

  6. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Susi Earnshaw

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Susi Earnshaw  

    Susi Earnshaw founded the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in 1989. She and her husband David run the full-time school, which is based in Barnet, North London and recently chatted with Susan Elkin.

  7. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… JennyMcLachlan

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… JennyMcLachlan  

    Jenny McLachlan is the author of a series of four books called Ladybirds. Her latest is a standalone. Stargazing for Beginners presents a girl passionate about astronomy and wanting to be an astronaut – as well as managing her life as a teenager with a problem or two. Susan Elkin spoke to her. How did […]

  8. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Michael Volpe

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Michael Volpe  

    Michael Volpe is the director of Opera Holland Park but his background is unusual. He spoke to Susan Elkin

  9. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Sheku Kanneh-Mason

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Sheku Kanneh-Mason  

    Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason,17, became the BBC Young Musician of the Year in May when he wowed the judges with his account of the Shostakovich cello concerto number 1. Susan Elkin talks to him. What made you take up the cello? I was six. I was already learning piano and violin. The piano was fine but I […]

  10. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Lou Stein

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Lou Stein  

    Chickenshed, whose slogan is “Theatre changing lives” is an inclusive theatre company in north London which also runs further and higher education courses. Since 2000 it has established 19 “sheds” in the UK and two in Russia to develop inclusive theatre elsewhere. Susan Elkin talks to Lou Stein who took over as director in April.