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

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'

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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

King of the Lane

King of the Lane

by Sam Macrory and Daniel Bond / 13 Oct 2014

Sam Macrory and Daniel Bond meet Ledley King, former Tottenham Hotspur captain and footballing hero to the White Hart Lane faithful. Since retirement from injury, however, one of Spurs’ great ambassadors has been finding his feet in a new way 

Review: Bailey's Stardust

Review: Bailey's Stardust

by Anoosh Chakelian / 31 Mar 2014

Anoosh Chakelian is slightly star-struck at the National Portrait Gallery’s David Bailey retrospective

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

COMPETITION: 1984 tickets

COMPETITION: 1984 tickets

25 Mar 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

Lunch with... Rob Flello

Lunch with... Rob Flello

by Anoosh Chakelian / 24 Mar 2014

Anoosh Chakelian and Rob Flello go back to uni for a surprisingly sophisticated fine dining experience – not a Pot Noodle in sight. Photo by Josh Kearns

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