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Bad Theater Fest: a million miles from Broadway

October 29, 2012

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Just off New York’s Times Square, with Hurricane Sandy permitting, an intriguing new festival is entering its second and final week. It’s only minutes from Broadway, but conceptually Bad Theater Fest is a million miles away from the multimillion-dollar glow of its slick neighbours. Don’t be put off by the name. Here, ‘bad’ isn’t a byword for wilfully […]

Interview: Alison Pollard-Mansergh

October 22, 2012

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The farcical antics of incompetent hotel owner Basil, his perpetually exasperated wife Sybil and eternally bewildered Spanish waiter Manuel have enshrined 1970s BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers as a comedy classic. Inspired by the TV show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is taking up an open-ended residency in London’s West End. From 26 October, intrepid diners will be able to […]

Interview: Mike Elliston

October 18, 2012

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Mike Elliston’s new play, TRAILER/Trash, is the latest step in a long and varied career. Since winning a Fringe First at the 1983 Edinburgh Festival for his short play Bread ‘n’ Butter Guns, he has written for numerous TV productions (including a brief stint on infamous soap opera Crossroads) and been a freelance and regular script reader for […]

Interview: Douglas Hodge

October 11, 2012

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Award-winning British actor Douglas Hodge clearly has a nose for a good part. But his own nose was never going to be enough for his latest role: the lead in a Broadway revival of French playwright Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Hodge is the latest in a long line of actors to play the 17th-century […]

Cyrano de Bergerac

October 11, 2012

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The poster outside American Airlines Theatre for Roundabout Theatre’s delightful new Broadway production of French dramatist Edmond Rostand’sCyrano de Bergerac teases us by keeping its most infamous feature out of sight. Douglas Hodge’s Cyrano looks out at us, a twinkle in his left eye. Much of his face is hidden in shadow by the broad brim […]