Theatre Interviews

THE NIGHT: HENRY NAYLOR

Three-time Fringe First Winner  Tell us about the show The Nights is a two-handed epic which grapples the thorny issue of ‘what to do with returning jihadis.’ Hopefully, we’ve got a gripping story, here. Th...

MOON SHADOW

Two empowering Fringe shows are hoping to teach kids that women can reach for the stars or even walk on the Moon  Words MARK FISHER     It’s the morning of the first performance of Valentina’s Galaxy, and d...

JURASSIC PERKS

Feeding time at the dinosaur zoo. Will your wee one be brave enough to help out? Words MARK FISHER    It started with a white lie. Theatre maker Scott Wright was talking to anthropologist George MacDonald, wh...

Jaws Wide Open

Actor Ian Shaw sinks his teeth into the story surrounding one of his father’s most famous roles Words MARK FISHER For four-year-old Ian Shaw, it seemed normal. Like any kid, he was just visiting his dad at wo...

This Land is Their Land

The stage version of The Secret River makes the guilt of Australia’s first colonists shockingly clear, as author Kate Grenville explains        Words Mark Fisher    In 2013 it looked as though Sydney Theatre ...

Fish Out of Water

A new resident shakes up the status quo in this wordless Gallic Gagfest Words Mark Fisher We’re in the restaurant of the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris where the cast and crew of Fishbowl have settled in for ...

Absolute Legends

Stephen Fry explains why the Greek myths still speak so powerfully to us across the centuries Words Mark Fisher      Photos David Cooper Stephen Fry is remembering the early days of the Internet. A bit of a ...

Sh!t Theatre

Festival Favourites What’s your show about? It’s about us being invited to Malta to do a show. We thought were going to have a free holiday, talk to some expats, bash out a quick performance and head home sun...

The Mother of All Dramas

Director Robert Icke has the knack of making classic plays feel freshly written, so it’s no surprise that his version of Oedipus has the critics salivating Writer and director Robert Icke doesn’t just admire t...

Pip Pip Hooray!

What the Dickens is Eddie Izzard doing this August playing all the roles in Great Expectations? We interrupted rehearsals to ask him. Words Jean West.      You are definitely one for a chall...
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