Big Interview

  1. Ben Crystal speaks about his approach to Shakespeare

    Ben Crystal speaks about his approach to Shakespeare  

    An interview with writer and actor Ben Crystal should be heard, which is a notion that replicates his view on how schools should approach the teaching of Shakespeare. He speaks with wonderful cadence, almost as if the practice of speaking in iambic pentameter to which he has become accustomed in his work has infiltrated his […]

  2. Roxana Silbert

     

    Roxana Silbert is the artistic director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre which is re-opening in September. LESLEY FINLAY spoke to the dynamic woman who came to a career in theatre relatively late...

  3. Big interview: William Sutcliffe

     

    Author William Sutcliffe has an established career as a writer for adults. So what made him take his first steps in to young adult territory, with a novel that explores the knotty political issue of the West Bank? LESLEY FINLAY interviewed him to find out more….

  4. Painting the town Scarlett

     

    Scarlett Strallen comes from a theatrical family so a life on the stage always beckoned. LESLEY FINLAY caught up with the West End musical star whose joie de vivre is infectious…

  5. William Jessop

    William Jessop  

    It is possible to make a career in the creative industries – it just takes some courage and determination but Blue Apple Theatre’s writer William Jessop knows all about that as LESLEY FINLAY discovers…

  6. William Ash: The Big Interview

    William Ash: The Big Interview  

    William Ash William Ash is making a name for himself as a screen and stage actor. LESLEY FINLAY caught up with him to talk about Waterloo Road and his new role as patron for Shakespeare’s Globe’s Playing Shakespeare season…

  7. The Big Interview: David Shepherd

    The Big Interview: David Shepherd  

    It is unusual for an artist to achieve success in his lifetime but David Shepherd is one of those who buck the trend. A new exhibition celebrates the varied works of this much-loved painter. Here LESLEY FINLAY finds out more about the man’s extraordinary life…

  8. The Big Interview: Shiori Kase

    The Big Interview: Shiori Kase  

    Shiori Kase is making a name for herself as one of the darlings of the ballet world. She spoke to LESLEY FINLAY during a break in the tour of Strictly Gershwin in which she dances an acclaimed pas de deux...

  9. All’s well with Janie Dee

    All’s well with Janie Dee  

    Janie Dee is carving a formidable reputation as one of our most accomplished actresses. She spoke to LESLEY FINLAY about life, playing at Shakespeare's Globe and everything...

  10. History as art

    History as art  

    Liz Crow’s work Resistance deals with the Nazi programme Aktion T4, which targeted disabled people. LESLEY FINLAY spoke to the film maker to find out more…