The collected interviews of Jim Mulligan

About the author

Jim Mulligan has written for leading publishers Faber & Faber and Methuen, for the National Theatre and for broadcasters BBC and Thames TV. You’ll find Jim's name tucked inside the covers of plays, musicals, anthologies and literary guides. As an interviewer, his list of subjects reads like a who’s who of the world of modern drama.

Over the last decade and a half Jim Mulligan has interviewed more than 80 leading dramatists for the National Theatre’s Connections programme, an annual anthology of what The Guardian describes as ‘an inspired series’ of new plays for young people, published by Faber and Faber.

Working as an editor on the Methuen Drama Series, Jim interviewed Willy Russell on the long-running West End musical Blood Brothers and Edward Bond on his play Tuesday. The supplementary materials Jim produced for Tuesday have been praised internationally, one Canadian teacher describing them as ‘essential documents for anyone interested in exploring the stage, the world, the (anti-)culture we are responsible for’.

Jim has written on Shakespeare for the BBC and Thames TV and is the author of No Limit, Chemistry of Change and Firm Friends for CSV Education.

Additional works include poetry, stories for adults and children, a critique of modern poetry and dissertations on drama in education for the Cambridge Institute of Education.

Jim is currently working on a historical thriller, The Tide Watcher.