Big Interview

  1. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Beyond the Cart

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Beyond the Cart  

    Having ‘retired’ from running their hugely successful company, Oily Cart, Susan Elkin caught up with Tim Webb and Dave Bennett to find out what the future now holds in store.

  2. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Role Reversal

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Role Reversal  

    Moira Buffini, 53, is an award-winning playwright and director whose innovative reworking of Macbeth is part of the current National Youth Theatre Rep Season. Susan Elkin met her to talk about her career so far. Moira Buffini meets me after work in Islington on a chilly, dark autumn evening. Always busy she has been working […]

  3. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Dynamic Duo

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Dynamic Duo  

    Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell, both pianists, met at Royal College of Music. Worbey and Farrell, their unusual double act – four hands on one piano – combines virtuosic playing with family-friendly humour. Susan Elkin caught up with them in London on their way home to Edinburgh following a working week on a P&O Cruise […]

  4. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Garry Robson during rehearsals for Our Country’s Good

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Garry Robson during rehearsals for Our Country’s Good  

    Proving disability and deafness can be incorporated into mainstream theatre, Susan Elkin met up with Garry Robson during rehearsals for Our Country’s Good

  5. BIG INTERVIEW: playwright Jessica Swale, composer Joe Stilgoe and director Max Webster

    BIG INTERVIEW: playwright Jessica Swale, composer Joe Stilgoe and director Max Webster  

    Susan Elkin spoke to playwright Jessica Swale, composer Joe Stilgoe and director Max Webster during the rehearsals for a brand-new adaptation of The Jungle Book which opened at Royal and Derngate, Northampton before Christmas and tours nationally this year. Everyone connected with this production mentions the 1967 Disney film, with its songs by George Bruns which have […]

  6. BIG INTERVIEW: Anne Cassidy

    BIG INTERVIEW: Anne Cassidy  

    Crime fiction author Anne Cassidy, who writes for young adults, hit the headlines in 2004 with her controversial novel Looking for JJ – one of over fifty titles she has to her credit. Susan Elkin meets her.

  7. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Neal Foster

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Neal Foster  

    The Birmingham Stage Comapany, one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and Susan Elkin met up with its founder Neal Foster We meet in his theatreland London office, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus and not much further from the Garrick Theatre where Gangsta Granny is to […]

  8. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Vicky Featherstone

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Vicky Featherstone  

    As champions of new writing, the Royal Court plays a vital role in the link between education and the theatre. Here their artistic director, Vicky Featherstone, chats to Susan Elkin Vicky Featherstone’s middle name might just as well be “new writing”. It has characterised everything this dynamic woman, currently artistic director at the Royal Court, […]

  9. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ben Ofoedu

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ben Ofoedu  

    Ben Ofoedu chats with Susan Elkin about his life and career, from global singing star to scene-stealing genie and beyond He bounds beaming up the stairs to meet me in a Mexican café in Soho. He has chosen this establishment because they’ve given him a Gold Card in acknowledgement of his celebrity status. His rather […]

  10. THE BIG INTERVIEW: Annemarie Lewis Thomas

    THE BIG INTERVIEW: Annemarie Lewis Thomas  

    Annemarie Lewis Thomas, composer, musical director and founder principal of Musical Theatre Academy chats to Susan Elkin