Theatre review: Clarion at the Arcola Theatre

Theatre review: Clarion at the Arcola Theatre

by David Singleton / 19 Apr 2015

A new play by an ex-Fleet Street journalist is a savagely hilarious shoot-down of the worst excesses of the UK media. But which paper could it possibly be based on?

Theatre review: The Tulip Tree (The love story of Enoch Powell)

Theatre review: The Tulip Tree (The love story of Enoch Powell)

by Sebastian Whale / 27 Mar 2015

The Tulip Tree provides an insight into Enoch Powell's early life that may have shaped the man he became. The play's writer Oliver Michell explains how he researched the polarising political figure

The man behind the Coalition

The man behind the Coalition

by Paul Waugh / 26 Mar 2015

James Graham is Britain’s most acclaimed new political playwright. He talks to Paul Waugh about his latest TV drama, Coalition.

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Conquering Cameron

Conquering Cameron

by Sebastian Whale / 05 Mar 2015

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (left of picture) stars as David Cameron in the new satirical play to the West End, The Three Lions. How did he approach the role?

TV review: Inside the Commons

TV review: Inside the Commons

by Paul Flynn / 03 Feb 2015

Michael Cockerell’s fair-minded peek inside Parliament needn’t have worried the ‘berserkers'

What Henry Did Next

What Henry Did Next

by Sam Macrory / 18 Jan 2015

Henry Marsh made his name as a neurosurgeon, but is now enjoying a second career as a critically acclaimed author. He spoke to Sam Macrory about his book Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery, and wonders what David Cameron might take from reading it

Lunch with... Lord Winston

Lunch with... Lord Winston

by Jess Bowie / 07 Dec 2014

Britain’s best-known reproductive health expert sits down for lunch with Jess Bowie

This is England: Natalie Casey interview

This is England: Natalie Casey interview

by Jess Bowie / 17 Nov 2014

Natalie Casey cornered the TV market in ladette roles in the long-running sitcom Two Pints of Lager… but after her star turn playing a far right sympathiser turned politician in a new play Albion, Jess Bowie senses a successful theatre career ahead

Benefits of Experience

Benefits of Experience

by Sam Macrory / 03 Nov 2014

In this day and age of fame-by-lens it isn’t strange for colourful characters to leap suddenly from obscurity into celebrity, and this year it has been the turn of Deidre Kelly to travel from Benefits Street to Celebrity Big Brother and beyond. But there’s more to White Dee, as she is better known, than the usual reality-celebrity circuit. Sam Macrory meets a woman who is bringing a different, intelligent and authentic, voice to the political debate. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Election diary: No escaping the patter of polished politicians

Election diary: No escaping the patter of polished politicians

by Amber de Botton / 06 Apr 2015

General election season is upon us at Sky News – and that means sitting down with the parties to eke out their plans.

Book review: A Different Kind of Weather by William Waldegrave

Book review: A Different Kind of Weather by William Waldegrave

by Keith Simpson MP / 26 Mar 2015

This memoir reveals a time warp and a certain kind of Tory MP, who at one point in the 1990’s was thought to be an endangered species

Book review: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

Book review: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

by John Ashmore / 20 Mar 2015

The London mayor’s adoring paean to Churchill sometimes reads as an effort to reflect some glory back onto its author

Lunch with… Damian McBride

Lunch with… Damian McBride

by David Singleton / 02 Mar 2015

Gordon Brown’s former spin doctor dines with David Singleton at Shepherd's

Book review: The Whitehall Effect by John Seddon

Book review: The Whitehall Effect by John Seddon

by Barry Sheerman / 02 Feb 2015

The picture Seddon paints of catastrophic mismanagement leading to terrible and expensive public services does not always chime with my experience.

Members of the Board

Members of the Board

by Alex Stevenson / 14 Dec 2014

When all the meeting room game-playing is done, which games do those of a political bent like to play?

Lunch with... Tim Campbell

Lunch with... Tim Campbell

by Jess Bowie / 20 Nov 2014

Lord Sugar’s first apprentice has lunch with Jess Bowie 

Win Hope tickets!

Win Hope tickets!

04 Nov 2014

Hope is about to open at London's Royal Court Theatre, and Total Politics is offering readers the chance to win a pair of tickets...

Lunch with... The Hamiltons

Lunch with... The Hamiltons

by Sam Macrory / 15 Oct 2014

Sam Macrory heads to deepest Wiltshire to have lunch with Neil and Christine Hamilton

Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie

Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie

by Anoosh Chakelian / 01 Apr 2014

Anoosh Chakelian asks the Today programme presenter about how politicians have changed, life behind the scenes of Radio 4's flagship news show, and his new spy novel. Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

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