Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Archive Review • STOCKHOLM • Frantic Assembly @ Hampstead Theatre • 2008

Frantic Assembly have a come a long way. Actually, they were always ahead of the game, into the mingling of extended physical movement and text long before it became today’s … Continue reading

04/20/2018 · 1 Comment

Helen Mirren, interview: ‘I always hated sex scenes’

Helen Mirren saunters into a Venetian garden in the midday sunshine. Sporting a bright yellow skirt, purple nail polish and rainbow-coloured cardigan, she’s here to talk up her latest movie … Continue reading

04/17/2018 · 5 Comments

The Long Read: The Leas Pavilion

In 2007 The Radnor Estate sold to Churchgate Developers for £3.2m a lease of 150 years on the Leas Pavilion and surrounding land. Planning Permission is due to lapse on the … Continue reading

04/16/2018 · 3 Comments

Miloš Forman: the director who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood

The divine inspiration of madness – its ambiguity, its creativity, its higher sanity, and the cover and legitimacy it gives to protest against oppression and bullies of all stripes – … Continue reading

04/14/2018 · 1 Comment

Anti-Semitism in Handel’s ‘Messiah’? | A R T L▼R K

The first production of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin in 1742 was also notable for the breakthrough performance of the contralto Susannah Cibber, who consequently became one of the biggest and … Continue reading

04/13/2018 · 1 Comment

Quote • PATTI Lu PONE • ‘Stunt’ Casting

“I’ve seen terrible performances by stage actors and I’ve seen brilliant performances by film actors coming to the stage, but it’s when an actor tries to legitimise themselves without having … Continue reading

04/13/2018 · 2 Comments

A flying visit – A Shakespearean story arc… | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

The afternoon was drawing to a close and the chill of early spring was settling over Stratford-upon-Avon as we made our way back towards the car. There were still many … Continue reading

04/10/2018 · 6 Comments

Caro Newling | The Ferryman producer | Neal Street Productions

The theatrical impresario Caro Newling’s production company Neal Street, which she founded with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, boasts a vast portfolio of film, stage and TV hits – but … Continue reading

04/08/2018 · 1 Comment

Olivier Awards 2018: the winners in full

This year’s Olivier Awards saw Hamilton take home seven prizes, the most of any show, including two performance accolades and best new musical. Its seven awards mean it now shares … Continue reading

04/08/2018 · 3 Comments

Lady Windermere’s Fan, Vaudeville Theatre, London 2018 | reviewdonkey

This is the second play in Dominic Drumgoole’s Oscar Wilde season in the West End and it is directed by Kathy Burke. I attended this production with some trepidation because, … Continue reading

04/06/2018 · 1 Comment

Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya: Love in the Creative Partnership | A R T L▼R K

On the 3rd of April 1950, German composer Kurt Weill died of a heart attack in New York City. His highly innovative and eclectic works for the theatre, such as … Continue reading

04/03/2018 · 3 Comments

How Anna Scher’s maverick acting school created so many working-class stars | Stage | The Guardian

For 50 years Anna Scher has taught acting to north London children, with many – such as Kathy Burke, Daniel Kaluuya and Adam Deacon – becoming household names. What is … Continue reading

04/03/2018 · 2 Comments

Shakespeare in Politics: Ustinov’s Romanoff and Juliet

On the 2nd of April 1956, German-Russian born director Peter Ustinov’s screenplay Romanoff and Juliet premiered as a theatrical performance in Manchester, England. A Broadway production followed an… Source: Shakespeare … Continue reading

04/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89 – BBC News

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard has died at the age of 89 after a career spanning eight decades. Daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin said he died in hospital in Leicestershire, shortly after breaking … Continue reading

03/30/2018 · 5 Comments

Madhubala, a Bollywood Legend Whose Tragic Life Mirrored Marilyn Monroe’s

A Bollywood legend whose tragic life mirrored Marilyn Monroe’s. via Madhubala, a Bollywood Legend Whose Tragic Life Mirrored Marilyn Monroe’s

03/30/2018 · 1 Comment

Carrie Hope Fletcher | singer, author and actor| interview

Her CV boasts stints in big-name West End productions and her vlogs attract a huge following, but the multi-talented performer, author and internet star tells Mark Bonington her upcoming show … Continue reading

03/29/2018 · 2 Comments

A message for UNESCO on World Theatre Day | openDemocracy

“And they cannot stop us. Each night we will reappear…” Half a mile from the Cyraneican coast in Northern Libya is a vast rock shelter. 80 metres wide and 20 … Continue reading

03/27/2018 · 5 Comments

Idris Elba: Why I decided to write the new ‘Only Fools and Horses’ – The i – Friday Arts #14

Spring 2018, and Idris Elba is back – finally – on the small screen. For a while, the Londoner who rose to fame as Stringer Bell on The Wire, David … Continue reading

03/23/2018 · 2 Comments

Quote • STEPHEN SONDHEIM • Directors and Musicals

Stephen Sondheim: ‘Directors should focus more on the text and less on themselves’ Stephen Sondheim: ‘Directors should…

03/22/2018 · 7 Comments

Irresistible: Cumberbatch, Essiedu, Tenant, Minchin, Walter, McKellen, Kinnear, Dench & Hamlet

Irresistible.

03/20/2018 · 3 Comments

London’s Cinema Museum is keeping cinephilia alive. Can it be saved? | Sight & Sound | BFI

The threatened sale of the south London premises of the Cinema Museum would sacrifice a rare, grassroots collection of cinephile memorabilia – and a key community resource – to the forces … Continue reading

03/17/2018 · 6 Comments

The Life of Actress, Mary Wells – All Things Georgian

Mary Stephens Davies was baptised on 14th December 1761 in the village of Little Haywood near Colwich, Staffordshire, the daughter of Thomas Davies and his wife, Anna. At the tender age of … Continue reading

03/16/2018 · 2 Comments

GIULIETTA MASINA (1921-1994) – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

Giulietta Masina (1921-1994). Click here for more photos: GIULIETTA MASINA – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

03/13/2018 · 2 Comments

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90 two days after marrying partner of 40 years at home – Mirror Online

via Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90 two days after marrying partner of 40 years at home – Mirror Online

03/12/2018 · 3 Comments

“The most dangerous enemies of truth and freedom are the majority!” – Art of Quotation

“The most dangerous enemies of truth and freedom are the majority!”  Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian, playwright, from “An Enemy of the People” via “The most dangerous enemies of truth and freedom are the majority!” … Continue reading

03/11/2018 · 1 Comment

The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic) – WhatsOnStage.com

There’s an art to restoration, and Bristol Old Vic embodies it. Its refurbished gold-gilt Georgian auditorium is, at once, old and new. Its shape showcases its original form. There’s an … Continue reading

03/10/2018 · 2 Comments

How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday – Progressive.org

“Strange Fruit” may have been written by American songwriter and poet Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. Lewis Allen), but ever since Billie Holiday sang the three brief stanzas to music in 1937, she’s … Continue reading

03/07/2018 · 1 Comment

Returning to Haifa review – disturbing drama is a plea for peace | Stage | The Guardian

Finborough, London A Palestinian couple return to their former home to be confronted by its new Israeli owner in this unsentimental, gently political family drama… via Returning to Haifa review … Continue reading

03/05/2018 · Leave a comment

In Memory: “Even though you may have listened to the same performance, what you heard could be vastly different from what anyone else heard.” – Art of Quotation

“The thing I love about the arts — music, theater, museums, galleries — is that everybody wins.  You are touched and hopefully moved, and it is unique to each person. … Continue reading

03/05/2018 · 10 Comments

Young Brixton activists recreate film posters with black leads | UK news | The Guardian

Shiden Tekle and his friends became so frustrated about the lack of black actors in films and TV shows that they decided to recreate famous movie posters, including Titanic, Harry … Continue reading

03/03/2018 · 5 Comments
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