When Dominic Cooke took over at the Royal Court, he said he wanted to stage more plays about “what it means to be middle class”. Now, as the reins of artistic director pass to Vicky Featherstone, comes possibly the most middle-class play of his era - and very funny on the topic it is too.
Baggage And Luggage
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Friday 27 April 2012
Experts tried 400 times but could not recreate events without assistance
Tuesday 17 April 2012
After spending many years in the background, writing the lyrics for artists as diverse as Tinie Tempah and Cheryl Cole, tonight, on the final date of her UK tour, Emeli Sandé is basking in the limelight.
Monday 16 April 2012
A would-be shoe bomber has become the first terrorist in the UK to have his sentence cut after agreeing to co-operate with prosecutors and give evidence against defendants in a US terror trial.
Sunday 15 April 2012
The tears of a clown bring the audience down
Friday 13 April 2012
Roll up, a chic circus is in town
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Hundreds of British Airways workers at Gatwick Airport are set to lose their jobs or be transferred to another company under cost-saving plans unveiled by the airline today.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Q&A: Travel unravelled
Friday 23 March 2012
'My dream trip is to a country with no cricket'
Friday 16 March 2012
The Vatican is hoping a 2ft crocodile can produce a thaw in its relations with Communist Cuba, as the Pope prepares to visit the island later this month.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
A 16-year-old girl and a woman have been arrested after cocaine worth around £350,000 was found hidden inside tubs of chocolate at Gatwick Airport.
Sunday 11 March 2012
The Government has been urged to introduce legislation to outlaw wolf-whistling and "unwanted verbal... conduct with the effect of violating the dignity of a person". Seems a bit excessive, but why stop there? There are plenty of other modern annoyances that could, to rather greater benefit, also be made illegal. There is much scope here for manifesto writers. For instance....
Friday 24 February 2012
Seeing spots from the mind of Yayoi Kusama is not always a pleasant experience. An artist from Japan, now in her 80s, Kusama made her name in New York in the 1950s and 60s, in an artworld dominated by abstract expressionism, predominantly made by men.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Rio Ferdinand wants to win the Europa League - if only to shut a few kids up in the school playground.
Friday 17 February 2012
Shalom Auslander's God is blood-brother to Randy Newman's: "I burn down your cities – how blind you must be/ I take from you your children and you say how blessed are we/ You all must be crazy to put your faith in me/ That's why I love mankind". In Auslander's first book, Beware of God, God is a serial killer; in his second, Foreskin's Lament, it's God's representatives on earth - the orthodox Jews – who do His dirty work for Him. And now – in his third book (and first novel), it's the history God has imposed upon His Chosen People that does the damage.
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