Holly Williams

Holly Williams is an arts and features writer for The Independent on Sunday.

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Rufus Sewell and Nancy Carroll in Closer at the Donmar Warehouse

Closer, Donmar Warehouse, review: Patrick Marber’s play about love and sex still wounds

Rufus Sewell stars in David Leveaux's revival

Super woman: Indira Varma

Indira Varma: From Game of Thrones to Man and Superman

Indira Varma, who plays the libidinous bisexual bastard daughter of a nobleman in 'Game of Thrones', is now on stage opposite Ralph Fiennes in 'Man and Superman'. Sexy, powerful roles are just her thing, she tells Holly Williams

Playwright Patrick Marber

Come Closer: playwright Patrick Marber on the revival of his shock Nineties play

Patrick Marber’s play about sexual mores shocked in the Nineties, but can a new revival?

Timberlake Wertenbaker: The playwright on making trouble, cheering for a Greek revolution and premature reports of her demise

Wertenbaker has been a resident writer for the Royal Court, and is Professor of Playwriting at UEA

Es Devlin: ‘Everything is achieved by the tone of the play’

Es Devlin interview: Meet Britain's most astonishingly prolific designer

From Miley Cyrus tours to West End plays, Es Devlin has done it all

Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Walter has won Olivier, Evening Standard and Tony awards for her performances with the RSC and in the West End

Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

They have spent much of their young lives helping others. So what happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged these 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once? Holly Williams joined them as they prepared to make their dance debut at Sadler's Wells…
Zubin Varla as Dara

Dara, National Theatre: a story of warring Mughal princes is more than just family drama

The play's examination of Islam feels topical

Hattie Morahan leads the cast of 'The Changeling'

The Changeling, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, review: Morahan shines but not enough chills

The staging means the feverish pace the plot needs to carry it can evaporate

Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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