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Paul McGann, from Withnail and I to The Doctor and Chekhov: ‘Britain’s growing class divide denies hope to so many’

The actor on finding success, Chekhov and ‘The Monocled Mutineer’

Significant other: Erica Whyman, deputy artistic director at the RSC, has a remit to focus on new writing

‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’: Erica Whyman on her remit to focus on new writing at the RSC

Erica Whyman tells Fiona Mountford how she plans to shake things up at the RSC

Getting her kicks: Lisa Dillon in rehearsals for 'The Roaring Girl'

Lisa Dillon: The roaring girl who is a match for any man

She has starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris O'Dowd, but Lisa Dillon is puzzled that she is less famous

Village people: Gweneth Ann Jeffers and Paul Carey Jones in rehearsals for 'Under Milk Wood: an Opera'

Under Milk Wood the opera: a new voice for Dylan Thomas

The composer John Metcalf tells Jessica Duchen how he has turned the poet's Under Milk Wood into an opera

The kids are still not all right: A modern retelling of 'Spring Awakening', the original teen drama

How to adapt one of the 20th century’s most scandalous plays for the 21st century?

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Urinetown: How the award-winning show made a big splash

As the Broadway show comes to the West End, John Nathan looks at how Urinetown became a hit despite its provocative title

Making a play of one’s own: The trials of adapting Virginia Woolf for the stage

What draws theatre folk to adapt Virginia Woolf? Holly Williams admires their skill... and courage

The First World War on stage: Lest we forget... the politics of war drama

A whole host of plays are marking the Great War centenary. But just what will Mr Gove think?

Isy Suttie: Dobby from 'Peep Show' talks Russian-roulette Googling, derelict housing and story embellishing

It's so weird how Dobby became a sex symbol [Suttie played the geeky IT worker in Channel 4's long-running sitcom Peep Show until 2012.] I tried not to think too deeply about it, as it would have driven me mad, thinking, "I need to be a certain weight; I can't put on a pound!" I am quite similar to her, though: I used to play a lot of Dungeons & Dragons at school, but she's more hardcore than me.

Backstage: Former RSC chief Sir Michael Boyd goes à la carte for his next ‘Big Meal’

Two years after stepping down as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Sir Michael Boyd is enjoying being forced to learn new skills.

Charting a course in song: The musical dedicated to the humble A to Z

Phyllis Pearsall, the fanciful creator of London’s most famous street atlas, is now the subject of a musical

The night the house came down: the scene at the Apollo Theatre after the ceiling collapse

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: The show must go on

When the Apollo Theatre’s ceiling collapsed last year, its big production was left homeless. Now, it’s playing to a full house of rather surprised school children

Bach in black: McGregor, Akane Takada and Federico Bonelli in rehearsal

Wayne McGregor: ballet meets maths

Wayne McGregor mixes dance, art... and maths in his new Royal Ballet piece. Jessica Duchen meets him

Sir Trevor Nunn is currently putting on a stage adaptation of ‘Fatal Attraction’

Sir Trevor Nunn interview: ‘I want to stage every Shakespeare play before I retire’

Between a ‘thrilling’ teaching role and  bringing ‘Fatal Attraction’ to the West End, Sir Trevor Nunn tells Nick Clark he still harbours a long-held dream

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