A blue plaque will honour Jean Rhys, whose life was marked by alcoholism, prostitution and doomed affairs
'We tried to write a sitcom together – I was hopeless, but we had the jolliest of times'
"Work is more fun than fun," Noel Coward once declared. As far as we know, though, Noel never had to drudge from nine to five in an office processing the timesheets of care-workers. That happens to be the fate of Marie, the twentysomething harried and likeable central character in Mongrel Island, Ed Harris's accomplished, if slightly trying play.
Daniel Kitson, a comic virtually unknown to mainstream television audiences, today received the ultimate accolade when he was declared the funniest man in the business by his contemporaries.
Mark Haddon made his name with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a novel about the break-up of a marriage as seen through the eyes of a teenager with Asperger's syndrome. When I heard that he had written Polar Bears, a play about the stresses of loving a female with a bipolar disorder, my first cynical reaction was to wonder whether he has started to collect disorders for creative exploitation across the art forms.
Bhatti revisits drama that became a crisis
In his new play, [Bennett] takes his dark analysis of pederasty further
Bennett the maestro returns with a multi-layered masterpiece