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Tag Archives: Alan Bennett

Lyn Gardner: Every playwright – even Alan Bennett – needs a champion

Peter Hall was once at a party where a woman collared him and said: “What would poor Samuel Beckett’s career have been like if  Waiting for Godot hadn’t landed on … Continue reading

05/29/2018 · 6 Comments

Archive Review • TESTING THE ECHO • OjO @ Tricycle Theatre [tour] • 2008

David Edgar’s docudrama about immigration in the UK has been compared to Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. Discounting the fact that both plays employ a kind of ‘collage’ effect, and … Continue reading

02/06/2017 · 2 Comments

Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things will last’ | Stage | The Guardian

The beloved writer, now 82, talks about trying not to be an old git and waging war on squirrels Source: Alan Bennett: ‘I don’t fret about posterity. But some things … Continue reading

12/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Did You Know…? REFUSING HONOURS • 2004

‘I’m putting the phone down now, goodbye,’ said Alan Bennett when, following the leaked document that revealed last month that many notable people in various fields had turned down honours … Continue reading

04/20/2016 · 2 Comments

The Lady in the Van (Film Review) | Seroword

The Lady in the Van’s story is slight but the laughs are aplenty, and Miss Shepherd never failing to provide equal confusion, disgust and bewilderment… Source: The Lady in the … Continue reading

11/29/2015 · 1 Comment

Quotes • Coral Browne • Collection

Coral Browne  (1913 – 1991) ‘Château? Shithouse!’ Coral Browne commenting on the set for a production of The Rehearsal by Jean Anouilh.  Ned Sherrin‘s Theatrical Anecdotes, Virgin 1991. ‘The quality of the writing? … Continue reading

04/14/2013 · 4 Comments