Michael Brandon

Michael Brandon is sitting in an office above the King’s Head theatre in north London, where’s he’s currently playing in Paul Minx’s The Long Road South. The drama, set in the midst of the Civil Rights movement in mid-sixties Indiana, sees some strong wit among the...

Lois Chimimba: Alice...

Striking and engaging to watch, Lois Chimimba is currently starring as Aly, the teenager struggling to find herself, in Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini’s musical Wonder.land at the National Theatre. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s literary classic Alice in Wonderland, the show reflects...

Indhu Rubasingham, T...

Fresh from a clutch of awards, a West End transfer for Handbagged and announcing record audience figures, Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the Tricycle theatre, is keen to talk diversity and doesn’t grab for positive¬†pronouncements when I ask her how¬†the last couple of years have...

Rasa Theatre’s...

As a Sri Lankan Tamil, born in Malaysia but educated in Singapore, Rani Moorthy knows first hand the life as an outsider and one who has had to reinvent herself. States of Verbal Undress is her tenth play for Manchester-based Rasa Theatre. Combining verbatim interviews with her own writing,...

National Theatre Con...

Spotlight on: National Theatre Connections I wrote a piece for the Guardian a couple of years ago about the importance of school plays and it prompted many memories. Whether it was the thrill of being on stage for the first time or the realisation that non-sporty types had found something...