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“The profession should be and is a kind of relay race – about information, opinions and passions being passed on.” — Alan Rickman, Theatregoer Magazine, November 2001
Welcome to the new Rogues & Vagabonds! In 2001, I founded Rogues & Vagabonds, a regularly updated site for anyone with a passion for Theatre. A treasure trove of fascinating and indispensable articles were published between 2001 and 2008, all of which I am steadily transferring to this blog. The idea behind the site was – and is — to bring the theatrical past alive and cast a fresh eye over the contemporary scene, untrammelled by the restrictions often in place with ‘accepted’ media outlets.
You will find quotes, interviews with actors, actresses, directors and playwrights, as well as considered and incisive reviews and features that discuss theatre from many different angles; sometimes those aspects are surprising, at other times fascinating or curious.
I have also started sharing contemporary articles from other theatre and film sources.
The primary focus is British Theatre, although there are inevitable overlaps with Theatre worldwide, as well as Film and Television.
When I ran the original Rogues & Vagabonds, I was helped by some wonderful freelance contributors of diverse origins and ages, experience and perspectives. To them, as always, I give my heartfelt thanks.
Freelance Contributors Adam Barnard Joanna Bacon Julienne Bannister Joanna Bedford Diana Bailey Britten Barry Kieron Barry Alice Beneyto John Biggins Michael Brabazon Mark Campbell Jonathan Dory Millie Eden Rhona Foulis Sharon Garfinkel Lou Gerard Benjie Grunberger Lynne Harvey Amanda Hodges Tom Howard Jack Hughes Joe Hytner Claire Ingrams Neil Jones Ian Lees Peggy Leader Howard Loxton Rachel Lynn Brody Suzanne Marston Morag McTavish Keith Michell Jason Millar Neil Monro-Davies Peter Mottley Patrick Newley Matthew Nichols Kevin Quarmby Evie Rackham Pippa Rathborne Sharon Sawers C J Sheridan Richard Syms Adam Taylor Norman Tozer Howard Watson Belinda Williams Rhys Williams Carole Woddis Linda Wyman
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