All stories by Jasper Rees on BroadwayStars

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Arise, Sir Van, Sir Lenny and Sir Kevin. Dame who? by Jasper Rees

If the honours system is used to award individuals, its other job is to provide an aspirational marker for the country as a whole. This, it tells us twice a year, is who we want to be: inclu…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:12AM
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Patricia Clarkson interview: 'What does Bradley Cooper see in me?' by Jasper Rees

Patricia Clarkson is about to bare all on stage in The Elephant Man

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:01AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Jonathan Groff interview: from glee club to death trap by Jasper Rees

What made Glee star Jonathan Groff want to share the stage with a great classical actor?

SOURCE: Telegraph at 05:58PM

Elena Roger: 'I don't play normal women' by Jasper Rees

After starring as Evita and Piaf, the actress explains the challenges posed by her latest West End role in Sondheim's Passion at the Donmar.

SOURCE: Telegraph at 05:58PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jim Dale interview: 'I wasn't good friends with the Carry On clique' by Jasper Rees

The TV veteran reveals he was snubbed by Sid James and Kenneth Williams when he appeared on This Is Your Life

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 12:11PM
Monday, March 30, 2015

Why everyone should see The Mysteries from Cape Town by Jasper Rees

One night in Cape Town, I was caught in a power cut. Like an untenanted theatre, the city went utterly dark, darker than perhaps it had been since settlers first arrived three centuries earl…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 06:00AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Siân Phillips: 'Saying yes to work is just a way of life' by Jasper Rees

The 81 year-old actress tells Jasper Rees about her latest role as an Auschwitz prisoner, her love of acting and life with the late Peter O'Toole

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:00AM
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gareth Thomas: how my secret life took centre stage by Jasper Rees

Welsh Rugby player Gareth Thomas on having his life turned into a play

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:00AM
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman, review: 'a pleasurable odyssey' by Jasper Rees

Michael Wood's documentary was intriguing with chilling moments, says Jasper Rees

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:00PM
Friday, January 23, 2015

Let Me Play the Lion Too - How To Be An Actor by Michael Pennington, review: 'unsure of its purpose' by Jasper Rees

Veteran actor and raconteur Michael Pennington has written a rambling almanac to the stage

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 10:00AM
Sunday, January 11, 2015

theartsdesk Q&A: Playwright Ayub Khan Din by Jasper Rees

It’s been quite a journey for Ayub Khan Din. Born in 1961, the acclaimed playwright grew up in a crowded Salford household, the youngest child of a Pakistani father and a white English mot…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:00AM
Saturday, December 6, 2014

theartsdesk Q&A: Playwright Nina Raine by Jasper Rees

When writers research, it’s not all about digging for facts. Feelings also count. When Nina Raine spent three months visiting hospitals for a play about the medical profession, she found a…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:00AM
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Giving a V sign to poverty porn by Jasper Rees

Meera Syal on starring in a new play set in a Mumbai slum

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 05:00AM
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gemma Arterton and Rupert Goold, star and director of musical Made in Dagenham, interview by Jasper Rees

The actress explains the challenge of Made in Dagenham

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 09:45AM
Sunday, October 26, 2014

The BBC newsreader who is taking the mickey out of Radio 4 by Jasper Rees

Kathy Clugston's new musical features John Humphrys and James Naughtie

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:05AM
Friday, October 24, 2014

Ray Davies, interview: I can't play as The Kinks by Jasper Rees

As The Kinks' musical Sunny Afternoon heads to the West End, Ray Davies tells Jasper Rees that a reunion looks unlikely

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 02:00AM
Monday, September 8, 2014

10 Questions for Playwright Nicholas Wright by Jasper Rees

This year the nation has been spirited back to 1914. Every aspect of the First World War has been explored - its causes debated, the horrific conditions on the front revisited. And yet there…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 07:00PM
Saturday, September 6, 2014

theartsdesk Q&A: Actress Sofie Gråbøl by Jasper Rees

Sofie Gråbøl as Danish royalty: it hardly stretches credulity. The face of Nordic noir has been a star in her home country ever since appearing in Bille August's Pelle the Conqueror in 198…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:00AM
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Alan Ayckbourn and Torben Betts, interview: comedy thrives on unhappiness by Jasper Rees

Interview: Alan Ayckbourn explains what makes comic plays work

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 09:00AM
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Forbidden Broadway, Menier Chocolate Factory by Jasper Rees

Since 1982 it’s been open season on the great and the good of Broadway musicals. It was in that very year that a chap called Gerard Alessandrini created Forbidden Broadway and from the hit…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 05:20AM
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Richard Wilson, interview: 'A lot of Scots hate me' by Jasper Rees

TV's Victor Meldrew on Scottish independence

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 12:00PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10 Questions for Artistic Director John McGrath by Jasper Rees

As of next year, John McGrath will be the most senior artistic director of a national company in the land. Rufus Norris will be freshly installed at the National Theatre of Great Britain on …

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:07AM
Sunday, June 1, 2014

theartsdesk Q&A: Director Jonathan Kent by Jasper Rees

Jonathan Kent was an actor before he was a director. Indeed, he had not directed a single play when in his mid-40s he assumed control of the Almeida Theatre in 1990. By the time he and his c…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:00AM
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited, Laugharne, Wales, review: 'imaginative' by Jasper Rees

This Dylan Thomas-inspired landscape-cum-installation pleasantly absorbs the audience into its canvas, says Jasper Rees

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:38AM
Friday, April 4, 2014

Nicola Walker: 'I've got a feisty face' by Jasper Rees

After years as a jobbing actress, people are starting to notice Nicola Walker. Jasper Rees meets her as she prepares for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic  &n…

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:00AM
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Listed: Celebrating Dylan Thomas by Jasper Rees

It won’t have escaped the attention of anyone with an ear for poetry that Dylan Thomas turns 100 this year. He was born in a suburban house on a hill overlooking Swansea Bay a few months a…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 05:27AM
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Natalie Imbruglia interview: from pop charts to Ayckbourn by Jasper Rees

Pop didn't work out, so the singer of Torn turned to Alan Ayckbourn comedy    

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 01:30PM

Why Under Milk Wood is the greatest radio play ever by Jasper Rees

Under Milk Wood took Dylan Thomas nearly 20 tortured years to bring to life. On his centenary, three theatrical productions pay homage to the greatest ever radio drama    

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:00AM

Dylan Thomas: love letter to Wales by Jasper Rees

Under Milk Wood took Dylan Thomas nearly 20 tortured years to bring to life. On his centenary, three theatrical productions pay homage to the greatest ever radio drama    

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:00AM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

10 Questions for Playwright Julian Mitchell by Jasper Rees

When Julian Mitchell wrote Another Country in a couple of months in 1980, Anthony Blunt had just been exposed as one of the Cambridge spy ring. Donald Maclean and Kim Philby were still livin…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 02:04AM

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