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Brief lives: Samuel Derrick

Samuel Derrick (1724-69), was an Irish writer, friend of Dr Johnson, Boswell, and Tobias Smollett, and master of the ceremonies at both Bath and Tunbridge Wells. He published, among other works: The Dramatic Censor, No. 1; Sylla, a dramatic entertainment, from the French of Frederick II of Prussia; A Voyage from the Moon, from the [...]

Good show(?)! – Mozart Undone

His circus-like extravaganzas have sliced and diced The Beatles, played fast and loose with Bob Dylan, and spawned successful imitations across the theatre scene in his native Denmark. Now the gleefully wilful director-cum-ringmaster Nikolaj Cederholm brings his trademark ‘theatre concert’ to London’s Barbican, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s temporary residence in the British [...]

The life and times of Sir Jonathan Miller

BBC2′s Arena on one of the last remaining Renaissance men. – For theartsdesk

After Miss Julie

Patrick Marber’s post-war update of Strindberg’s (regular) Miss Julie, reviewed. – For theartsdesk

War Horse: (a tangent to) the real story

Channel Four runs with variation on Michael Morpurgo’s dubious theme – reviewed. – For theartsdesk

theASHtray, vol.5

In which we hear more about Klinghoffer, camp terrorism, vultures, fake boobs, Cape Town, Debussy, The West Wing, and the aftermath of sex with Willie Nelson. – For theartsdesk

All New People

Review of Zach Braff’s debut stage-comedy, at the Duke of York’s Theatre. – For theartsdesk


Review of Dennis Kelly’s made-for-GCSE theatre piece. – For theartsdesk

Two plays, one critic

Review of The War Reporter and One Small Step.

The Essentials

- for Excellence in Vocational Training for Performing, Production and Technical Careers. Big hoo-ha. Small pamphlet. For The Oxford Times.