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Thursday 10 July 2008
I'd always felt bereft at missing the original staging of Evita. Age-burnished memories of David Essex's superb version of "Oh, What a Circus", and a lasting impression of a charismatic Che Guevara with his wonderfully cynical smile, and a hatred of the current "Any Dream with Maria" telecasting obsession, left me underwhelmed at the prospect of seeing Seamus Cullen in the role. There is something desperate about a programme note that reads: "Best known for reaching the final 10 of the BBC's hit show Any Dream Will Do." Louise Dearman as Eva is also fighting against memories of the golden tones of Julie Covington and Elaine Paige.
Sunday 25 May 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
Sunday 03 February 2008
Wednesday 30 January 2008
Senior Société Générale officials "closed their eyes" to a culture of cheating on the trading floor, so long as it generated profits, the alleged "rogue trader", Jérôme Kerviel, told investigators.
Friday 16 June 2006
This is how Sylvia Plath put it, hard and clear, in her last poem, "Edge": "The woman is perfected./ Her dead/ Body wears the smile of accomplishment,/ The illusion of a Greek necessity/ Flows in the scrolls of her toga,/ Her bare/ Feet seem to be saying:/ We have come so far, it is over.." Dead indeed. The bare feet suggest the slab, which makes "toga" only a fine word for a morgue shroud. And knowing what we do, about what the poet herself was about to do, we can't help reading these lines as an imaginary, anticipatory self-portrait, post mortem. The cause of death and of "the smile of accomplishment" is suicide.
Wednesday 02 November 2005
Wednesday 14 September 2005
Monday 18 August 2003
Peribanez, Young Vic, London<br></br>Mojo Mickybo, Lyric Studio, London<br></br>Unsuspecting Susan, King's Head, London
Sunday 18 May 2003
Sunday 12 September 1999
Monday 05 July 1999
Monday 07 June 1999
Sunday 25 April 1999
Sunday 28 February 1999
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