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Author: Matthew Amer

John Fitzpatrick: “Laughter was a way of surviving”

Playwright John Fitzpatrick tells us about his new play, Reared, which follows three generations of an Irish family trying to find space for a fourth.

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Kim Maresca stars in Ruthless! The Musical (Image: Alastair Muir, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Kim Maresca: 12 questions

Kim Maresca tells us about bringing off-Broadway hit Ruthless! The Musical to London.

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Gabrielle Brooks in rehearsals for The Way Of The World at the Donmar Warehouse Image: Johan Persson, courtesy of Jo Allan PR)

Gabrielle Brooks: Someone needs to write about black British history

Gabrielle Brooks tells Charlotte Marshall about starring in Restoration romp The Way Of The World and why theatre is like a playground

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Cathy, by Ali Taylor, at Soho Theatre (Image: Pamela Raith, courtesy of The Corner Shop PR)

Ali Taylor: “We aren’t just throwing our hands up in despair”

Cathy playwright Ali Taylor tells us about bringing the acclaimed Cardboard Citizens production to Soho Theatre and encouraging British audiences to get involved.

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Quiz, starring Stephanie Street, at Noel Coward Theatre (Image: Johan Persson, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Stephanie Street: 14 questions

Performer Stephanie Street tells us about bringing Quiz, the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? play, to London.

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Michelle Barnette, who wrote Love Me Now (Image: Hannah Ellison, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Michelle Barnette: “The silence is the monster under the bed”

Playwright Michelle Barnette lays bare the emotions that inspired her debut play, Love Me Now.

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Clare Perkins stars in Female Parts: Shorts - An Immigrant at Hoxton Hall (Image: Sharron Wallace, courtesy of Kate Morley PR)

Clare Perkins: 13 questions

Actor Clare Perkins tells us about playing an astronaut in Hoxton Hall’s new monologue show, Female Parts: Shorts.

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Miss Nightingale at Hippodrom Casino (Image courtesy of Emma Holland PR)

Hear it first: Matthew Bugg on Miss Nightingale

Writer/director Matthew Bugg tells Matthew Amer about his musical, Miss Nightingale, and gives us a couple of its songs to enjoy.

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Bernadette Robinson stars in Songs For Nobodies at Wilton's Music Hall (Image courtesy of Borkowski PR)

Bernadette Robinson on Songs For Nobodies

Australian star Bernadette Robinson tells us about her one-woman show Songs For Nobodies, which features the songs of five music icons.

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Naomi Sheldon stars in Good Girl at Trafalgar Studios (Image: Felicity Crawshaw, courtesy of Flick Morris PR)

Naomi Sheldon: 13 questions

Writer/performer Naomi Sheldon on her acclaimed one-woman play Good Girl, big emotions and why preview shows are brilliant.

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MADHOUSE re:exit (Image courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

MADHOUSE re:exit: “See it because it is bloody important”

Access All Areas Artistic Director Nick Llewellyn and his cast on the show that takes audiences into the history of learning-disabled people.

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London Easter shows - Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine at Roundhouse (Image courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Twelve cracking London Easter shows

Our pick of the new theatre shows you can see across London this Easter.

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Milly Thomas stars in Dust at Soho Theatre (Image: The Other Richard, courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Milly Thomas: 14 questions

The writer/performer of Edinburgh hit Dust, Milly Thomas tells us what inspired the show and what excites her about London.

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Nadia Papachronopoulou, director of After The Ball (Image: Mitzi de Margary. Courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Nadia Papachronopoulou on After The Ball

Director Nadia Papachronopoulou tells us about new play After The Ball, which explores the personal repercussions of war.

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Lydia Larson stars in Electra at The Bunker (Image courtesy of Chloe Nelkin PR)

Lydia Larson: 11 questions

Lydia Larson tells us about the new punk-rock version of Electra

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The Shape Of The Pain at Battersea Arts Centre (Image: The Other Richard)

Chris Thorpe on The Shape Of The Pain

Writer Chris Thorpe tells us about The Shape Of The Pain, the award-winning show that tries to explain the unexplicable.

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The Droves at COLAB Factory

The Droves – When children make theatre for adults

Director Tom Bowtell and Coney Young Company members Aviv and Esme tell us about The Droves, the new immersive show made by children for adults.

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Matthew Needham in rehearsals for Summer And Smoke at Almeida Theatre (Image: Marc Brenner)

Matthew Needham: 11 questions

Actor Matthew Needham tells us about starring in Summer And Smoke at Almeida Theatre and how a trouserless toad might have influenced his acting career.

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42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Eight great Mother’s Day theatre tickets ideas

Want to treat Mum around 11 March? Here are our tips for Mother’s Day theatre tickets 2018

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Rosie Day stars in Again at Trafalgar Studios (Image: Zute Lightfoot)

Rosie Day: rising star

Outlander actor Rosie Day tells Theo Bosanquet why new play Again has brought her back to the London theatre.

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