Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Marian Seldes: Fear Destroys Us

I asked Marian Seldes what she most wanted to teach her students, and she stopped me and said there was something she most wanted to teach everyone. This is what she … Continue reading

08/17/2020 · Leave a comment

Did You Know…? | DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE: An Indefatigable Dame • 2008

Did you know that when John Gielgud was arrested for soliciting in 1953 – the basis for critic Nicholas de Jongh’s play, Plague over England, the then landlord of the famous … Continue reading

05/31/2016 · 2 Comments

Shakespeare 400: Archive Review • TROILUS and CRESSIDA • Cheek by Jowl @ Barbican [tour] • 2008

The actors have been robbed of their faces. Cheek by Jowl company’s director, Declan Donnellan, and designer, Nick Ormerod, have lit their production in such a way that you rarely … Continue reading

04/23/2016 · 1 Comment

Archive Review • PUNCH AND JUDY • ENO @ Young Vic • 2008

Harrison Birtwistle is not the easiest of composers for an audience to get along with. His music is complex. His choice of subject matter can be obscure and in his … Continue reading

04/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • BOLA AGBAJE • Gone Too Far! • Royal Court • 2008

Bola Agbaje’s first play, Gone Too Far! debuted at The Royal Court in 2006. While its arrival was a low-key affair – few of the major newspapers picked up on it – … Continue reading

08/28/2014 · Leave a comment