In Neil Bartlett’s staging of Great Expectations at Bristol Old Vic, you hear the story more than watch it. The chains of the convict, the hammering of the blacksmith, the unhinged humming of Miss Havisham are as much a part of the characters as the costume, expression and lines.
Mandarin rat snake found in the doorwell of a plane
The body of a 26-year-old swimmer who was snatched by a crocodile as he attempted to cross an Australian river has been recovered by police.
Police believe alcohol may have played a part in the victim’s decision to swim in dangerous waters
Photos have emerged of Noah and Connor Barthe cleaning out a snake cage
Snake got out of enclosure at a pet store before slithering through a ventilation system and into an upstairs apartment
Although Petzy is non-venomous police are warning members of the public not to approach her as she "may become aggressive if it feels threatened"
A newly discovered 6ft lizard that is up to 40 million years old has been named after The Door’s frontman Jim Morrison – adding a whole new meaning to the words ‘musical scale’.
Yoann Galeran left with puncture wounds to the head and neck after being attacked by a saltwater crocodile
A group of tourists on a boat ride through the Florida Everglades were left shocked after their tour guide leapt into the water to wrestle a ten-foot long python.
The Margaret-Denis partnership was always the key relationship in the Thatcher family. Denis Thatcher was the ultimate Thatcherite: an old-fashioned businessman who, in his sixties, cast aside many of his ingrained instincts to rise to the challenge of acting as consort to the UK’s first woman prime minister.
Antonio Ruiz and friends lured the reptiles over with chunks of meat
Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso was in his liferaft and waiting to be rescued hundreds of miles south-east of the Azores after his yacht Acciona capsized in the in the Vendée Globe round the world race. He had taken to his liferaft mid-morning on Sunday.
Around 15,000 crocodiles have escaped from a farm in South Africa.
Suspect reportedly told police he got the creature to commemorate rapper Tupac Shakur's 1996 death
Concern about future of crucial work preventing smuggling and cruelty against animals