Culture
01 January 2005
''People don't want books, they want a party and to look good," moans Brother Kiyi, the proprietor of the Fix Up...
Culture
13 December 2004
My first year as a theatre critic began inauspiciously. I was invited to the Critics' Circle Drama Awards and asked to...
Culture
06 December 2004
The love triangle, despite its geometric simplicity, can have complicated emotional effects. Peter Whelan's new play,...
Culture
29 November 2004
The world's largest terrestrial mammal produces its excrement in unbelievably large packages. Elephant dung is one...
Culture
15 November 2004
Ladies, if you have a teenage daughter who is the spitting image of the way you once were, guard against letting any of...
Culture
08 November 2004
''Not enough Sex and the City" is a reasonable summary of Toby Young's amusing lament for his stint in New York,...
Culture
01 November 2004
''This play being about hysteria [simper], the actors have been under a lot of emotional strain [sniff] and a couple of...
Culture
25 October 2004
''Four big hits and seven licks ago,/our before-daddies swung forth upon this sweet groovy land/a jumpin', wailin',...
Books
25 October 2004
Bill Clinton does not know who his father was. The ex-president started life as William Jefferson Blythe IV, named...
Culture
18 October 2004
Watching The Woman in White gave me a headache, but it was worth it. The backdrop is a curved screen, reminiscent of...
Culture
11 October 2004
''I feel like God wants me to run for president," says the George W Bush character in David Hare's Stuff Happens. Later...
Culture
04 October 2004
Edgar is, in the modern jargon, a young male with a challenging behavioural condition. While he has impeccable manners...
Culture
27 September 2004
How do the grubby little creatures do it? Joe Penhall's new play, Dumb Show, poses the question of how those human...
Culture
20 September 2004
Swaggering toffs wearing silly clothes bray at each other and sound horns. It is a wonder that the Labour government...
Culture
06 September 2004
You might expect a circus from Australia to begin with a man standing upside down. Tim Coldwell, a veteran clown and...

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