Alan Bennett

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Alan Bennett contemplates losing friends and the Queen in 2022 diary
The playwright details Barry Cryer’s comedic phone calls and reveals what her majesty said to Prunella Scales in his annual journal for London Review of Books

Katy Guest

21, Dec, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Jonathan Stedall obituary
Documentary-maker who covered politics, historical figures and great railway journeys in his nearly three decades at the BBC

Anthony Hayward

27, Oct, 2022 @4:44 PM

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The Clothes They Stood Up In review – Alan Bennett tale dressed to impress
Adrian Scarborough stars in his own adaptation of Bennett’s story, featuring convincing new dialogue and staged with visual panache

Mark Lawson

15, Sep, 2022 @1:49 PM

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Allelujah review – Judi Dench stars in sweet but slight Alan Bennett hospital drama
Toronto film festival: A-listers are tended to by formidable nurse Jennifer Saunders in Richard Eyre’s adaptation of the 2018 play about a struggling geriatric hospital

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2022 @6:17 PM

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On stage and when we met at the theatre, the Queen was a figure of quiet wisdom and humour
The monarch was sympathetically depicted by dramatists and at a 1999 production of Oklahoma! her eyes lit up when she recalled her own theatrical outings

Michael Billington

09, Sep, 2022 @11:43 AM

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‘I want to do things I’ve never done’: The History Boys’ Samuel Barnett on his new one-man show
Making his fringe debut with a show about a troubled standup, the actor explains why he loves solo performance, his issues with The History Boys, and why this government’s days are numbered

Natasha Tripney

16, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Story of doomed war artist Eric Ravilious told in new film
The official combat painter died in 1942 when his plane went down. Now his inspiring life story is the subject of a major documentary

Richard Brooks

19, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Queen in culture: how art puts a public face to a private life
She has appeared in plays, novels, paintings – even love songs. From Andy Warhol to Alan Bennett, artists, writers and musicians have changed our picture of the Queen we think we know

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries by Alan Bennett review – typical Bennett on atypical times
The octogenarian playwright documents the baffling absurdities of lockdown with his usual flair

Kathryn Hughes

13, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Gavin Millar obituary
Film and television director and leading light of arts journalism in the 1960s and 70s

Ryan Gilbey

28, Apr, 2022 @3:20 PM

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Alan Bennett dedicates Kipling poem A Dead Statesman to Boris Johnson
The playwright’s annual diary excerpt criticises the prime minister and Donald Trump and recalls an encounter with Philip Roth

Alison Flood

22, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Habeas Corpus review – Canon Throbbing is back in tragically unfunny farce
Patrick Marber revives Alan Bennett’s 1973 comedy with its trouserless salesman, randy vicar and retrograde Britishness

Arifa Akbar

14, Dec, 2021 @1:05 PM

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