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Monday 25 November 2013
The Lord of the Rings trilogy made billions of dollars at the box office and now the story of the author who created those fantasy worlds is to be brought to the silver screen.
Coming soon in theatre: Tom Hiddleston in 'Coriolanus', Iain Glen in 'Fortune's Fool', and the Moomins in 'Moominland Midwinter'
Sunday 24 November 2013
Howards Brenton and Davies are reunited at the Hampstead Theatre, for Drawing the Line (from 3 Dec), tackling the meaty topic of the partition of India in 1947. There’s more political upheaval at London’s Donmar Warehouse – of a Shakespearean variety. Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston, opens 6 Dec. Fortune’s Fool begins the same day, at the Old Vic; Iain Glen stars in Turgenev’s biting comedy, directed by Lucy Bailey.
Friday 07 June 2013
Take That star Gary Barlow is heading to the West End to co-write a new musical based on the Johnny Depp film Finding Neverland.
Sunday 25 November 2012
The actress Dinah Sheridan, who starred in The Railway Children, has died. The 92-year-old Sheridan, who also starred in Genevieve, died peacefully at her home in Northwood, Middlesex, yesterday surrounded by her family, her agent, Gareth Owen, said.
Friday 27 July 2012
The low-down on today's newsworthy names
Saturday 31 December 2011
Campaigners fighting to save Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's crumbling former home have been boosted by a High Court decision to allow a judicial review of a case that might have tested the wit of the author's most famous creation.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Mike Higgins pays tribute to former IoS film critic
Sunday 24 July 2011
Once upon a time, this book was considered ideal for every child's bedroom.
Monday 16 May 2011
Doug Lang was one of the leading players in an intensely creative period of Scottish climbing during the 1960s and 1970s.
Friday 29 April 2011
If Nigel Molesworth had been more literary-minded, he might have selected the cricket team pictured here, including EV Hornung (of Raffles fame), PG Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle and AEW Mason (of The Four Feathers).
Friday 10 December 2010
The new Harry Potter film may have proved divisive. But there's one thing everyone from bored critics to fanatical bloggers seems to agree about, and that's the brilliance of the shadow-puppet interlude that gives the back-story of the titular Deathly Hallows. Looming up out of the main narrative as if cast by the light of a campfire on a prehistoric cave wall, its flickering shapes have caught hold of so many imaginations that the director of the sequence, Ben Hibon, has been signed up to direct Pan, a dark spin on Peter Pan once intended for Guillermo del Toro.
Sunday 05 December 2010
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Monday 24 May 2010
Peter Pan in May? It sounds counter-intuitive, like the thought of being propositioned under the mistletoe on midsummer's day. Exciting, with its aerial, bungee-jumping battles, and piercingly persuasive about the emotional pain at the heart of this myth, the National Theatre of Scotland's splendid new version of J M Barrie's great prototype proves, however, that Peter Pan is a play for all seasons.
Yes, Prime Minister, Festival Theatre, Chichester<br/>Ditch, Old Vic Tunnels, London<br/>Peter Pan, Barbican Theatre, London
Sunday 23 May 2010
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation