A definitive compendium on the revered institution that is the National Theatre
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Friday 17 June 2011
One of the most important private theatre collections in the world, that of the actors and historians Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson, has at last found an ideal home at Bristol University, where it will be preserved as an educational and research facility within the university's theatre library.
Friday 27 May 2011
The 39 Steps is the hilarious comedy based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy film with four actors playing a minimum of ONE HUNDRED and ‘39’ roles.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
The 39 Steps is the hilarious comedy based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy film with four actors playing a minimum of 100 and ‘39’ roles!
Sunday 27 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Thursday 16 December 2010
Motherwell have fully backed Steve Jennings amid an investigation by bookmakers into the red card he received during Tuesday night's defeat by Hearts.
Friday 15 October 2010
Now in its 48th year, the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s once again brings an extraordinary programme of cultural delight, to excite inspiration and provoke thought.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Did Aristotle Onassis really conspire in the assassination of Bobby Kennedy in 1968? And did he do so out of cultural envy, sexual jealousy, business tactics, in deference to the PLO (with whom he safeguarded his commercial airline), or mere spite?
Sunday 26 September 2010
Ian Mortimer's decision to tell this story in diary format, giving us an almost day-by-day account, would not have suited every historical study, but in this instance was a stroke of genius. The danger would have been an excess of extraneous detail, but Mortimer's instinct is superb and what we get instead is the mythical hero-king – immortalised by the Laurence Olivier film – rendered suddenly human and close.
On the agenda: Photomonth; Juice Festival; British Food Fortnight; Fashion Week; Jo Brand; Laurence Olivier Awards
Sunday 26 September 2010
Friday 27 August 2010
He is Shakespeare's gloriously Machiavellian monarch-in-waiting, who machinates and murders his way to the throne during the 15th-century Wars of the Roses.
Thursday 15 July 2010
The last time Penelope Cruz wore white for a big occasion was at the 2009 Oscars, when she dedicated her Best Supporting Actress gong to the "actors of my country" but pointedly neglected, in her long list of highly emotional thank-yous, to name-check fellow Spaniard Javier Bardem – not just her co-star in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but also her boyfriend.
Friday 28 May 2010
What is the "worst thing that has ever happened" to the British acting profession? Was it the murder of Christopher Marlowe? Maybe the 1737 Theatrical Licensing Act, which empowered the Lord Chamberlain's Office to censor plays? Perhaps it was the Carry On films?
Tuesday 04 May 2010
The line from Hamlet that "when sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions" must be haunting the Redgrave family. Vanessa Redgrave, who has lost her daughter and her brother, has had to face within a year the loss of her daughter, brother and now sister.
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 4 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
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