Get in the swing with 1920s night

The Oxford Times:

11:58am Thursday 11th September 2014

Helen Peacocke looks forward to the first of two fun productions by Flintlock Theatre

Love drama that goes the distance

The Oxford Times:

12:49pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Angie Johnson asks playwright Sudha Bhuchar about her cross-cultural project

Author Ian McEwan is a tough act to follow

The Oxford Times:

10:53am Thursday 4th September 2014

Author Ian McEwan talks to Katherine MacAlister as he prepares to return to his beloved Oxford

Mystery plays at the Secret Theatre

The Oxford Times:

11:53am Thursday 28th August 2014

Christopher Gray tells you what he can about Secret Theatre

Jason Durr set to take on world's best-known sleuth

The Oxford Times:

11:37am Thursday 21st August 2014

Christopher Gray speaks to Jason Durr of Heartbeat fame who is set to star as Poirot

Moore the merrier on tour

The Oxford Times:

10:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

Katherine MacAlister talks to the charming and distinguished former 007 Roger Moore ahead of his appearance at the New Theatre next month

Hoping for our Utopia

The Oxford Times:

11:44am Thursday 14th August 2014

Nicola Lisle talks to producer/actress Olivia Frazer-Smith about Fairy Dust Arts

Bringing childhood antics to life in same dimension

The Oxford Times:

10:41am Thursday 14th August 2014

Christopher Gray talks to Jonathan Lloyd who fashioned Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play for its theatrical tour

Will power in Twelfth Night

The Oxford Times:

11:40am Thursday 7th August 2014

Giles Woodforde previews a student production of Twelfth Night that is heading to Japan

Macbeth director: "We want everyone to see the story through fresh eyes"

The Oxford Times:

11:36am Thursday 31st July 2014

Jonathan Holloway tells Katherine MacAlister about directing a Macbeth alive with conflict

Comedy still ringing true in Cap and Bells

The Oxford Times:

10:13am Thursday 24th July 2014

Hugh Vickers on a ‘wicked little comedy’ by the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello

Alchemist actors show their mettle

The Oxford Times:

10:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

Giles Woodforde drops in on Oxford University Dramatic Society’s rehearsals

Royal ascent for actor Joseph Marcell

The Oxford Times:

9:28am Thursday 17th July 2014

Peckham-born Joseph Marcell has made quite a name for himself, as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and is now back to The Bard. Katherine MacAlister talks to the reigning King Lear

Stories under a big top

The Oxford Times:

10:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

Katherine MacAlister hears about the duo living out their dreams under canvas

The show goes on for 40 years

The Oxford Times:

10:13am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Giles Woodforde on celebrations for four decades of a Chipping Norton gem

The Dawn of time

The Oxford Times:

9:26am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Dawn French shares her feelings about fat, family and her new solo show. Katherine MacAlister finds out more

Kingdom come

The Oxford Times: Cutting edge: Edward Prendergast and Alex Cowan practise sword fighting as Malcolm Ranson looks on

11:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

Giles Woodforde on a romantic play explored by Magdalen College School

Emma Williams is a shooting star

The Oxford Times: Emma Williams in Annie

9:55am Thursday 19th June 2014

Katherine MacAlister talks to Emma Williams who, along with Jason Donovan, will take on Annie with all guns blazing

Conveying Chaucer to the Castle

The Oxford Times: Dressed up: Holly Taylor with Wayne Brown as The Pardoner

10:27am Thursday 12th June 2014

Giles Woodforde talks to Theatre Guild director Janet Bolam

Richard Hawley is the real Deal

The Oxford Times: Richard Hawley

9:39am Thursday 12th June 2014

Katherine MacAlister talks to Richard Hawley, the ace of Dealer's Choice, a play set in the gritty world of amateur poker

United we Stand

The Oxford Times: United we Stand

10:36am Thursday 5th June 2014

Giles Woodforde on Chris Goode's latest production starring Gwyneth Strong

Actor Philip Arditti is caught in the middle

The Oxford Times: War-torn: Geoff Arnold, Philip Arditti and Daniel Ainsworth in Catch-22

9:16am Thursday 5th June 2014

Nicola Lisle asks leading actor Philip Arditti all about his role in the upcoming Catch-22

Enslaved by poker in Dealer's Choice

The Oxford Times: Poker game: Dealer's Choice cast members, from left to right, Tom Canton, Cary Crankson, Richard Hawley, Ian Burfield, Carl Prekopp and Oliver Coopersmith

12:35pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Christopher Gray tells how Patrick Marber's play shows a card game making fools of people

Rations tale that goes whole hog for passion

The Oxford Times: Healthy appetite: Haydn Oakley and Amy Booth-Steel

11:22am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Giles Woodforde on the new take on a Mackintosh musical

Valued opinions for night of fun

The Oxford Times: Daniel Bye

12:31pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Katherine MacAlister speaks to Daniel Bye about his stand against the constant stream of consumerism - and challenging it

Role of honour

The Oxford Times: Role of honour

11:41am Thursday 8th May 2014

Christopher Gray talks to Barrie Rutter about the play he directs and stars in

Frank Skinner has gone from lad to dad

The Oxford Times: Frank Skinner

10:39am Thursday 8th May 2014

Frank Skinner was a lads' culture pioneer but now he's returned to stand-up. Katherine MacAlister asks him about the 'itch'

Human nature in Incognito

The Oxford Times: Questions of identity: Alison O'Donnell and Paul Hickey in Incognito. The actors play 23 characters between them

11:58am Thursday 1st May 2014

Christopher Gray on the play getting rave reviews coming to the North Wall

Alistair McGowan is perfectly Shaw

The Oxford Times: Alistair McGowan in Pygmalion

11:21am Thursday 1st May 2014

Katherine MacAlister moves on from a bad first impression when she talks to Alister McGowan ahead of his star turn in Pygmalion

Air your rants on May Morning with Soapbox City

The Oxford Times: Soapbox City

11:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

Giles Woodforde speaks to Soapbox City's Jonathan Lloyd about this major new event

Tap Factory are tapping into the energy of dance

The Oxford Times: Tap Factory are tapping into the energy of dance

11:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

Director and choreographer of dynamic Tap Factory, Vincent Pausanias, talks to David Bellan

Double bill of Stravinsky ballets heads to the Oxford Playhouse

The Oxford Times: Double bill of Stravinsky ballets heads to the Oxford Playhouse

11:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

Next week Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre are bringing a double bill of Stravinsky ballets to the Oxford Playhouse. David Bellan talks to company director-choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan

Matriarchal actress Stephanie Cole is at your service

The Oxford Times: Stephanie Cole

10:32am Thursday 10th April 2014

The indomitable Stephanie Cole is an institution, like the NHS which her latest play examines. But Katherine MacAlister finds her patient and calming

Review of Noah starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson

The Oxford Times: Pure: Emma Watson as Ila

10:21am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Damon Smith climbs aboard an immersive Noah

Big numbers add up to a hit show in Guys and Dolls

The Oxford Times: Step up: Guy Brigg takes the company through its paces

10:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Giles Woodforde talks to director Guy Brigg about Musical Youth Company of Oxford’s upcoming Guys & Dolls show

Oxford Comedy Festival sits comfortably

The Oxford Times: Sofa so good: Annabel O'Connell

11:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

Angie Johnson looks forward to the Oxford Comedy Festival

Playwright Barney Morris welcomes Visitors

The Oxford Times: Teamwork: Alice Hamilton, Ally Watson and Barney Norris

11:22am Thursday 27th March 2014

Christopher Gray speaks to the playwright Barney Morris ahead of Up In Arms’ Visitors

Rosie Wilby is standing up for women

The Oxford Times: Off-the-wall comedy: Rosie Wilby

10:13am Thursday 20th March 2014

Nicola Lisle chats to self-mocking comedian Rosie Wilby

Mikado with the wow factor

The Oxford Times: Impact: The Mikado

10:10am Thursday 20th March 2014

Nicola Lisle speaks to Jeff Clarke, the director of Opera della Luna

Comedian Matt Richardson is hitting home

The Oxford Times: Comedian Matt Richardson is hitting home

9:34am Thursday 20th March 2014

He’s busy partying when he’s not on tour, but Didcot’s very own stand-up star Matt Richardson can still tickle Katherine MacAlister

Fast love - Theatre Guild's 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

The Oxford Times: Fast love - Theatre Guild's 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

11:14am Thursday 13th March 2014

Giles Woodforde discovers from a Theatre Guild rehearsal how demanding a part is Streetcar’s Southern belle Blanche

Moving target - interview with Mark Baldwin of Rambert Dance Company

The Oxford Times: Skimpy: L'apres-midi d'un Faune

10:38am Thursday 13th March 2014

David Bellan talks to Fiji-born director Mark Baldwin as Rambert Dance Company prepares for a rare visit to Oxford

Power of ten - interview with dance director Bawren Tavaziva

The Oxford Times: Moving: Tavaziva Ten

10:08am Thursday 6th March 2014

Dancin’ Oxford features the acclaimed Tavaziva dance company this year. Their director Bawren Tavaziva spoke to David Bellan

Actor and writer Maxine Peake takes it to the max

The Oxford Times: Maxine Peake

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Katherine MacAlister speaks to actor/ writer Maxine Peake about Beryl Burton

Ghost the Musical - Special effects are dramatic

The Oxford Times: Cutting edge: It's all happening in Ghost

10:34am Thursday 20th February 2014

Giles Woodforde previews the stage version of a hit movie using the latest in digital technology

Staying one step ahead - interivew with Dancin' Oxford organiser Claire Thompson

The Oxford Times: Staying one step ahead - interivew with Dancin' Oxford organiser Claire Thompson

10:27am Thursday 20th February 2014

David Bellan talks to Claire Thompson, organiser of Dancin’ Oxford, which is promising dance activity all around the city

Rant against the machine - interview with comedian Jo Caulfield

The Oxford Times: Rant against the machine - interview with comedian Jo Caulfield

10:27am Thursday 6th February 2014

Katherine MacAlister talks to ‘angry’ comedian Jo Caulfield

Arrivals & Departures/Time of My Life @ Oxford Playhouse

The Oxford Times: The Distraction Operation in Arrivals & Departures

10:16am Thursday 6th February 2014

Christopher Gray finds Alan Ayckbourn in darkly comic mood

Balletboyz: The Talent - In good company

The Oxford Times: Balletboyz: The Talent - In good company

10:08am Thursday 30th January 2014

BalletBoyz: The Talent is coming. David Bellan talks to co-founder William Trevitt

Playing the game - interview with Alan Ayckbourn

The Oxford Times: Alan Ayckbourn

9:29am Thursday 30th January 2014

Alan Ayckbourn returns to Oxford with a triple bill of plays and a public appearance. Katherine MacAlister asks him about infectious youth, breaking the rules and his prolific output



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