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...
Life & Style blogs
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
The Last of Us: Ashley Johnson says she would play Ellie in a sequel
UK police to start seizing drivers' mobile phones after all crashes
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
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