Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

The Space is the Place; the Museum’s Collection on Theaters | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

With Archtober – New York City’s annual Architecture and Design Month – almost upon us, it has got my theater archivist’s mind turning to the city’s history of theater buildings. … Source: The Space is … Continue reading

10/27/2016 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on Battersea Arts Centre: Blog :
#EmmaRice and The Globe I declare an interest as a friend and fan of Emma and previous Board member of Kneehigh Theatre. So…

10/26/2016 · 2 Comments

An Open Letter To The Globe

There is no  indication who has composed the letter below but I agree with its contents. I suspect the theatre’s board will come to regret their decision to get rid of … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · Leave a comment

The “Coogan Act”: Hollywood’s First Child Star | A R T L▼R K

On the 26th of October 1914, Jackie Coogan was born in Los Angeles, CA. From infancy, his actor father enrolled him into roles in vaudeville and film. He was discovered … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · Leave a comment

Director Howard Davies dies aged 71 –

Director Howard Davies has died at the age of 71. Directors, playwrights and the theatre community took to Twitter to pay tribute to the man who worked extensively at theatres … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · 4 Comments

Microphones should not replace the ability to project –

After Robert Icke’s declaration that he supports the use of actors wearing microphones, Sarah Crompton asks whether we might lose something by relying on amplification Source: Microphones should not replace … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · 5 Comments

My Favourite Londoner: Tony Hancock | The Great Wen

‘I [writer Tim Lott] identify extraordinarily strongly with Hancock. I remember loving him enormously as a kid and living for ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’. I was about eight or nine and … Continue reading

10/25/2016 · Leave a comment

Houdini’s Ultimate Disappearing Act | A R T L▼R K

On the 24th of October 1926, the legendary U.S. magician Harry Houdini (Hungarian-Jewish born Erik Weisz, 1874 – 1926) performed his last show at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. … Continue reading

10/24/2016 · Leave a comment

Save The LEAS PAVILION Folkestone – Fundraising Video

I was very sad to see the parlous state of The Leas Pavilion Theatre in Folkestone as in the video above. Built originally as a tea room in 1902, it … Continue reading

10/24/2016 · 1 Comment

Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry dies – BBC News

Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV’s most popular comedy series, Dad’s Army, has died aged 93. Source: Dad’s Army creator Jimmy Perry dies – BBC News

10/23/2016 · Leave a comment

What I’ve Learned: Jeff Bridges

“I wouldn’t mind if I was mostly recognized for being The Dude. That doesn’t bother me at all.” Source: What I’ve Learned: Jeff Bridges

10/23/2016 · 6 Comments

Ken Stott: ‘Actors can’t make a living from theatre anymore. It’s chilling’ | Interviews, Picks | The Stage

When I go to meet Ken Stott at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, he’s like a touring actor arriving at the stage door for his latest visit to a familiar … Continue reading

10/22/2016 · 1 Comment

Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake: ‘This film can make things change’ | Film | The Guardian

After 30 years as a standup, the comedian landed the lead in Ken Loach’s excoriating new film. Now he’s being talked of as an Oscar-winner, but it’s the movie’s potential … Continue reading

10/21/2016 · Leave a comment


Highly delighted for ‘Mandy Fuller Presents’ to ask me back to the Sanctum Soho Hotel on Thursday 1st Dec 2016. My last public show for this year. Come for a … Continue reading

10/21/2016 · Leave a comment

I, Daniel Blake review – Ken Loach’s quiet rage against injustice | Film | The Guardian

This powerful parable about the failings of the benefits system avoids irony and cynicism and treats its troubled characters with humour and humanity Source: I, Daniel Blake review – Ken … Continue reading

10/20/2016 · Leave a comment

Outrage As Churchill’s Home becomes Hitler’s Headquarters For Movie

Originally posted on First Night History:
War veterans are aghast that Blenheim Palace will double as Hitler’s headquarters for Michael Bay’s latest film.The transformation of Winston Churchill’s former home into the…

10/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Friday Night Films: “The Ladykillers” by Alexander Mackendrick – The Last Island

Here’s one of my favourite fims. A masterpiece. A must see. The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy film made by Ealing Studios. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, it stars … Continue reading

10/17/2016 · Leave a comment


This vintage real photo postcard features Julia James (1890-1964), a beautiful stage actress. She sat in 76 portraits that are part of England’s National Portrait Gallery. She is considered b… … Continue reading

10/16/2016 · 1 Comment

Jean Alexander: 23 years a triumph as Corrie’s hairnet queen Hilda | Television & radio | The Guardian

Impressively, given that the shortage of major roles for women in TV has still not entirely disappeared as an issue, Coronation Street was, from its beginning in 1960, built around … Continue reading

10/15/2016 · 1 Comment

Can only rich kids afford drama tuition today? | Features | The Stage

Two years ago, drama lost its status as a foundation subject in the secondary school national curriculum, meaning it no longer has to be taught as a subject in it’s … Continue reading

10/15/2016 · 1 Comment

Dario Fo: Italian playwright dies aged 90 – BBC News

Dario Fo, the Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright and actor famous for his cutting political satires, dies in Milan at the age of 90. Source: Dario Fo: Italian playwright dies aged … Continue reading

10/13/2016 · Leave a comment

Muere Dario Fo, azote del poder político y eclesial

Originally posted on The Last Island:
Dario Fo, en su vivienda, en una imagen tomada en 2008. Ha muerto Dario Fo, Premio Nobel de literatura en 1997. La noticia, aunque…

10/13/2016 · Leave a comment

Vintage Pin Up: Josephine Baker 1929 | The Müscleheaded Blog

Photo post. Source: Vintage Pin Up: Josephine Baker 1929 | The Müscleheaded Blog

10/11/2016 · 1 Comment

Andrzej Wajda, Towering Auteur of Polish Cinema, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

Andrzej Wajda, who mined Polish history to create films that established him as one of the world’s great directors and won him an Academy Award for his life’s work, died … Continue reading

10/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Strindberg’s Women – Jermyn Street Theatre

The cast includes my friend Paul Herzberg, actor and writer. Paul Herzberg (National Theatre, RSC, Almeida) Sara Griffiths (National Theatre, Royal Court, Chichester Festival Theatre) Robin Kingsland Douglas MacFerran (Sliding … Continue reading

10/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Covent Garden | The Lost City of London

A little of the history of St Paul’s in Covent Garden, a church that has long been associated with the theatre. Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” … Continue reading

10/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Peter Coyote’s Open Letter To Lead Actors | Deadline

Dear Colleagues, A small minority of actors are internationally known, iconic figures, whom audiences flock to see in films and on television. Produce… Source: Peter Coyote’s Open Letter To Lead … Continue reading

10/08/2016 · 2 Comments

TRUMP: British actor lays into US presidential candidate | HalfEatenMind

As the presidential campaign in the United States heats up with only a month left to go before elections on the 8th November 2016, a well-loved voice… Source: TRUMP: British … Continue reading

10/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • ROBERT BATHURST • Kindness

What is the kindest thing someone has done for you? I guess that would be my parents for never insisting I get a proper job. Robert Bathurst, actor, Waitrose Weekend … Continue reading

10/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Wolfgang Suschitzky obituary | Art and design | The Guardian

Photographer and cinematographer who captured 30s London and shot Get Carter Source: Wolfgang Suschitzky obituary | Art and design | The Guardian

10/07/2016 · Leave a comment