ARTS : pick of the day
Friday 20 October 1995
Bold programming from the Derby Playhouse with the world premiere of a tough comedy about the Variety circuit in the Fifties by Jack Shepherd, best known as a (very good) actor.
7.45pm, Derby Playhouse (01332 363275)
Buster Keaton Shorts
Samuel Beckett's pithily entitled Film is the deeply fascinating and rarely screened centrepiece to this programme celebrating one of cinema's most haunting tragicomic actors.
6.15pm, National Film Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 3232)
and what's more...
Sir Peter Hall's impressive and weighty career has given him the chance to work recently with such West End greats as David Essex and Elaine Paige. His latest venture, a serial-killer movie, opens in New York this week with Rebecca de Mornay and Antonio Banderas (who took over from James Spader, who quit when his career went ballistic with Stargate). Hall's film career is less than glittering (Three Into Two Won't Go, Work is a Four-Letter Word), but should this movie prove disappointing, he will presumably receive the unusually respectful notices he almost automatically receives...
Actress sees off speculation about her appearance in an amazing way
Powerful images of strays taken moments before being put down
The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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The hoverboard is real, and it could give rise to hoverhouses
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The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
Lynda Bellingham dead: Bowel cancer - what is it and what are the symptoms?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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