The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
IMAGINE what it must be like for a great international violinist to know that neither doctors nor her own determination can change her condition and that she will never ever play the violin again. She has multiple sclerosis.
SUSAN DARLINGTON gets under the skin of two desperados so hell-bent on escape that they live in a world of fantasy.
A MIDSUMMER Night's Dream is the most performed of all Shakespeare's play. Professional and amateur companies all over the world rely on its box office takings. The Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park without a Dream every summer would have long since gone out of business.
ROMAN Catholic priests have been getting a very bad press and their scandals are now regularly being turned into novels, plays and films.
TOM MELLEN delves deep into the fascinating history of the bewitching and graceful art form from Brazil - Capoiera.
IN 1977, the London Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor AndrÃ© Previn invited Tom Stoppard to write something that would need a full-size live orchestra.
TO reproduce Sam Mendes's 1994 production of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver must have been a strange brief for director Rupert Goold. Stifling to say the least. But the all-singing, all-dancing, thumbs-in-buttonholes sing-a-long spectacular is already a roaring success.
LEN PHELAN takes a trip down memory lane with a classic black farce that takes a sideswipe at figures of authority.
LISTENING to Luciano Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma was, and still is, one of the greatest operatic experiences.