To buy a ticket for a hotly tipped play, within seconds of booking opening, requires perseverance and nerve as websites falter, payments vanish and a confirmation finally limps through. The goal is to see a top cast, whose fluency and fluidity is testament to years of determination – getting to drama school, being noticed at the end-of-year shows, getting an audition, getting a part and nailing it.
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Saturday 15 June 2013
Saturday 08 June 2013
'In Tokyo, I spent nights sitting in bars, eating noodles, raw fish and fried foods'
Saturday 25 May 2013
Sunday 12 May 2013
My earliest food memory
Saturday 06 April 2013
Step-by-step DIY guide to ending a Balkan blood feud
Beleaguered farmers' third poor harvest in a row means British shoppers will rely on imported food - and prices will rise
Monday 01 April 2013
Crops from potatoes and peas to cereals are being hit, leading to increased reliance on imported produce
Saturday 30 March 2013
The Hedonist: What to see and where to be seen
Thursday 21 March 2013
Rogers is chef-owner of the River Café in London. She co-founded the restaurant with the late Rose Gray, with whom she also wrote books (the million-selling River Café cookbooks) and shared a Michelin star. Although her protégés included Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver, Rogers is not a trained chef herself. Last year Rogers was a finalist for Veuve Clicquot's Business Woman Award last year and now sits on the awards panel, which recognises successful female entrepreneurs worldwide.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Russell Brand said he had put together the "perfect bill" for his anti-addiction concert with acts including Noel Gallagher, Rizzle Kicks, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Beat the kebab cravings and the nights spent spooning spaghetti hoops from the tin with these six incredibly simple-to-make recipes
Thursday 21 February 2013
Think beyond the can and try your hand at cassoulets and Boston baked beans, says Christopher Hirst
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Pope had his eye on a retirement home within Vatican City for some time
From horse to lasagne: Findus, supply chains, and why buying local is the answer in an ideal world only
Monday 11 February 2013
Labyrinthine supply chains exist for a reason - to fill a demand for cheap meat
Thursday 07 February 2013
Remind me again why butter is so bad? Oh, that’s right. It’s high in fat. Newsflash: we need fat. Good old natural fat, in moderation.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Why not treat yourself to a nice dessert sometimes? We've gathered some recipes for you to try out if you want to impress...
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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