Culture
18 April 2005
Thirteen civilians died and a similar number were wounded during 30 fateful minutes in Derry on the afternoon of 30...
Culture
11 April 2005
Asylum-seekers can be blamed for almost anything. As the election approaches, Labour and the Con- servatives will try...
Culture
04 April 2005
As the slinky teenage girl attempts seduction, Gordon Brown makes an unwelcome intrusion into my thoughts. She is...
Culture
28 March 2005
When Henrik Ibsen was 61, he met Emilie Bardach, aged 18, and fell in love. It was his decision to break off the...
Culture
21 March 2005
While controversy rages about criminals who make money from selling their stories, a former IRA man has drawn on his...
Culture
14 March 2005
The return of The Dresser to London's West End confirms what we thought when it premiered 25 years ago: that Ronald...
Culture
07 March 2005
Was Arkle a horse or a god? In 1964, he sent the Irish into ecstasy with his Gold Cup triumph over the larger English...
Music and Performance
28 February 2005
In 1998, New York's Metropolitan Opera staged a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro with a glorious cast that included...
Music and Performance
21 February 2005
''Clap if you like undemanding, middlebrow entertainment." To judge by the applause on the press night for Victoria...
Culture
14 February 2005
Don't put your son on the stage, Mrs Worthington. If Noel Coward's song dissuaded the good lady from allowing her...
Culture
07 February 2005
It must be 27 years ago that I saw Tom Conti in the role of the patient with a severed spinal cord who asserts his...
Culture
31 January 2005
This piece is a sequence of seven scenes (or plays, as the author, Kay Adshead, calls them) loosely presented as the...
Culture
24 January 2005
Tejas Verdes was the name of an old resort hotel in San Antonio on Chile's Pacific coast, a short distance from the...
Culture
17 January 2005
When was the moment when it all went wrong? If you could just put your finger on it, maybe somehow you could go back...
Culture
10 January 2005
The verdict of the audience is final. Mary Poppins, on the night I saw it, received not merely a standing but a...

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