Fiona Lindsay, Digital Theatre Plus's Creative Producer, often remains behind the scenes, interviewing some of the UK's most prolific theatre pioneers. However this October, you will be able to see Fiona in live conversation with a host of stars at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. The festival has been expanding considerably with each new year, and October's events are looking particularly diverse and exciting, with a guest speaker and special event to suit every visitor.

An experienced interviewer, Fiona's conversations with big name actors, directors and industry insiders offer students an exclusive insight into the compelling world of theatre. Students studying literature and performance will undoubtedly be excited to learn of Fiona's upcoming behind the scenes footage, offering invaluable resources for learning and understanding the performing arts. 


The Cheltenham Literary Festival interviewees 

Nicholas Hytner is widely credited as transforming the National Theatre into a sure fire hit factory, albeit one brave enough to take risks on new writing and ambitious live performance. Fiona speaks with him about his 10 years at the top of his game. 

Theatre, film and TV lovers alike will be delighted to know that Fiona will be speaking with Alison Steadman, who since playing the eponymous role of Beverly in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party, has enjoyed a varied career playing lead roles in Pride and PrejudiceGavin & Stacey and an Olivier Award-winning performance in The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice.

Juliet Stevenson was awarder her Olivier Award for Death And The Maiden, and has also enjoyed a diverse career spanning stage and screen. Fiona will be speaking with her about her immensely passionate performances, and why she rejected Hollywood.

Comedy fans can look forward to Fiona's interview with Count Arthur Strong, star of his own BBC1 comedy series, co-written and directed by TV comedy legend Graham Linehan. Stand up comedy powerhouse John Bishop speaks to Fiona about his journey from a sales job to performing live in front of thousands.

Amanda Holden's career has gone from strength to strength, spanning acting, presenting, modelling and judging Britain's Got Talent. Her personal life has not been as smooth, and she opens up to Fiona about juggling a hugely successful career in performance with a stormy private life.

Nick Robinson is the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent, who himself has interviewed countless influential people around the world, including several prime ministers. How will he fare being on the other side of the microphone?

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