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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Tony Curtis

My friend was given Tony Curtis’ new autobiography for Christmas, but before he had a chance to open it, I knicked it! And what a fabulous read it is! If you like Curtis, you’ll love this book. I couldn’t put it down.
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By any reckoning, we’re ending the year in pretty good shape! Today there are performances of three excellent BSC shows – JUNGLE BOOK, WHY THE WHALES CAME and ELMER, in London, Birmingham and Horsham – and we’ve also produced SKELLIG, GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, TREASURE ISLAND, HORRIBLE HISTORIES on tour and HORRIBLE HISTORIES Nottingham. Next year [...]
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The Dice House

In 2003 I had the time of my life playing Dr Ratner in THE DICE HOUSE at The Arts Theatre. We first produced the play at The Old Red Lion and then took it to The Edinburgh Festival, followed by its West End run. It’s always been one of my favourite theatrical experiences. And it’s [...]
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The Year of the Understudy

It’s clearly time for the understudy to take over! As the fuss continues over Hamlet’s understudy Edward Bennett (who sounds like a lovely chap) we’ve had our own experience with THE JUNGLE BOOK, in which our lead actor had to miss several weeks of the tour – leaving the door open for his understudy to [...]
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The Boy

Needing something to do, I popped in to watch the last 30 minutes of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a film I’d sort of avoided. I started crying after about 3 minutes. What a beautifully structured story and what a simple, expertly executed film. It is still almost incomprehensible, after everything we now know, [...]
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