Europe
02 October 2006
Some places grow on you because you grow into them. So it is with me and Belgrade - capital city of former Yugoslavia;...
Music and Performance
28 August 2006
On the first night of the Edinburgh International Festival I told a couple of friends that I was on my way to the...
Culture
21 August 2006
What makes men want to kill each other? Recruits to the Black Watch regiment in the First World War, boys from Fife and...
Culture
05 December 2005
After the poetic languor of The Glass Menagerie (1945) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), the muscular, sardonic...
Culture
21 November 2005
Going to dance shows is usually, in my experience, a source of joy and exhilaration. I made a special note of the name...
Culture
05 September 2005
The highlight of this year's Edinburgh International Festival was the first ever performance on one day of the complete...
Culture
15 August 2005
The 2005 Edinburgh Festival had hardly kicked off when William Burdett-Coutts, who has run the Assembly Rooms for 25...
Culture
18 July 2005
Location, location, location - festivals are all about the places they happen in, and the St Magnus Festival on Orkney...
Culture
06 June 2005
The prolific and brilliant dramatist and film-maker Neil LaBute has an odd name, so I guess he's allowed an odd title....
Culture
30 May 2005
The closure of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's controversial play Behzti at the Bir-mingham Rep last December exposed a...
Film
25 April 2005
At first, I think that Susannah York has arrived for lunch with her own ready-packed meal. Her bag is bulging. But that...
Culture
18 April 2005
In the mild early evening light, there was a queue snaking around the block in the heart of Broadway's theatreland. It...
Culture
28 March 2005
I was recently alerted to an area of Shakespearian performance that has so far evaded the attention of all the scholars...
Culture
14 February 2005
The usual place to meet Jenny Eclair, the funniest comedian this side of Lily Savage, and the other side of Dora Bryan...
Culture
07 February 2005
Alongside Macbeth himself, you can sup full with horrors in Islington these days, and I am not referring to the...

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