'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.
Playwright describes for the first time what happened when he fell for a scam and had £1,500 stolen from him
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
Alan Bennett stages his first play for years this month, at the National Theatre. Paul Taylor, who has met him many times, looks at how the butcher's son from Leeds became Britain's best loved playwright, and tries to unravel his complex personality