Tag Archives: illness

BWW Interview: Brian Lobel

Performance artist Brian Lobel has spent 12 years creating innovative work out of difficult personal experiences and tough topics. He’s now joined forces with Bryony Kimmings and Complicite to create the highly anticipated new musical A Pacifist’s Guide to the … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey, ITV: Alien vs. Dowager

It’s been the most heavily signposted illness in drama history. A twinge here. An “Oof” there. Chekhov’s roiling guts. And tonight, His Lordship’s mystery complaint finally took centre stage, in a scene that led one to wonder exactly how to … Continue reading

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The ties that bind us

The business of serious illness has been the downfall of many a dramatist. Otherwise incisive writers too often become mired in cliché, falling victim to the temptation to characterise invalids as sweetly suffering saints and their carers as self-sacrificing martyrs. … Continue reading

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And then we came to the end

She cried a lot that first night, and then, the next day, she cried some more because she was certain Christopher Hitchens had done no such thing, and she was devastated at the thought that she might not be as … Continue reading

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