Tag Archives: the times

Not About Heroes, Trafalgar Studios

This time of remembrance has inspired a fascinating theatrical skirmish. In one corner, Nicholas Wright’s 2014 Regeneration, an adaptation of Pat Barker’s trilogy; in the other, Stephen MacDonald’s 1982 two-hander Not About Heroes. Both plays, currently touring, concern the pivotal … Continue reading

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Between the Rock and a hard place

Gauging someone’s level of success depends on a clear understanding of their main objective. For Gibraltar’s eclectic characters, that varies from political influence and professional advancement to the search for that most slippery catch: “the truth”. For the play itself, based … Continue reading

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In praise of Nora Ephron

I’ve just finished a sensational double collection of the late Nora Ephron’s writing, Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women & Notes on the Media. I loved her screenplays (I’ll have what she’s having!), but I didn’t realise she … Continue reading

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