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Monday, August 5, 2013

My Edinburgh: Bridget Christie – on Arthur's Seat with a blanket and cattle by Nosheen Iqbal

The comic talks pickled eggs and the joys of parenting as her new show, A Bic for Her, kicks off at the Edinburgh festivalHi Bridget, how are you coping? I'm good. I'm not nearly as stressed…

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My Edinburgh: Julian Clary – in a graveyard with Fanny the Wonder Dog by Nosheen Iqbal

As he prepares to host Amnesty's Secret Comedy Podcast from this year's Fringe, the comic recalls the intoxication of his past Edinburgh festival experiencesHiya, Julian, how are you? I'm ve…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paulette Randall interview: 'You never know what's round the corner, do you?' by Nosheen Iqbal

Paulette Randall may be the first black woman to direct a play in London's West End, but she's no stranger to a big stage. She talks Olympics opening ceremonies and Lenny Henry – and why s…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How do you put the Kite Runner on stage? by Nosheen Iqbal

Bestselling book, movie and now play, The Kite Runner has become an emblem of modern Afghanistan. Nosheen Iqbal watches the show come togetherWhen Khaled Hosseini wrote his debut novel, The …

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Much ado about Delhi: RSC's Indian Shakespeare by Nosheen Iqbal

Chastity, courtship, arranged marriages … the director of an all-Asian Much Ado tells why India makes for a perfect settingIqbal Khan is gently coaxing a roomful of furrowed brows. It…

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not too Posh to push pop: when music rocks theatre by Nosheen Iqbal

LMFAO's I'm Sexy and I Know It, Labyrinth, Wearing my Rolex … Few theatre shows have used contemporary music with the savviness of Laura Wade's play Posh. Why aren't there smarter soundtra…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Taming of the Shrew – review by Nosheen Iqbal

Shakespeare's Globe, LondonOn the face of it, there's little to love about Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The play unavoidably revels in chauvinism and, you might argue, enforces the wor…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tastetheatre: how appetising is it? by Nosheen Iqbal

A new site launched this week is supposed to take the grief out of choosing productions to see. But do we need it?Does London really need another theatre listings website? Time Out, What's O…

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

The roles of their lives by Nosheen Iqbal

For Mark Rylance, it's Rooster in Jerusalem. For Alison Steadman, it's Bev in Abigail's Party … leading actors on the parts they will never escapeMark RylancePlays Johnny "Rooster" Byron i…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

British culture needs the Arts Council's Decibel showcase by Nosheen Iqbal

Great art depends on great diversity. So why is an event that celebrates performers from all backgrounds under threat?Handling the solitary remaining testicle of an ex-cancer patient, live o…

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Talawa theatre company: the fights of our lives by Nosheen Iqbal

They've survived blazing buildings, boardroom walk-outs and brutal cuts. But black theatre company Talawa are still celebratingAsk Yvonne Brewster how much the theatre industry has changed i…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Black and minority ethnic arts: the unfairest funding cuts of all? | Nosheen Iqbal by Nosheen Iqbal

Arts Council funding cuts hit many theatre organisations hard – but did black and minority ethnic companies lose out disproportionately?Last month, as over 1,300 arts organisations nervous…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

My favourite drunk scenes by Nosheen Iqbal

Acting drunk isn't easy to pull off, so hats off to the actors who deliver a booze-filled tour de force. Here are my top tipplers"The acting profession is about the only job where you can pe…

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Comedy profile: Ginger and Black by Nosheen Iqbal

Armed with a guitar, a couple of stools and Ryvita-dry anecdotes, this toe-tapping twosome have got a colourful future Continue reading...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Comedian profile: Hal Cruttenden by Nosheen Iqbal

You couldn't call him cool or controversial, but this suburban standup's patio patter should win him a bigger audience Continue reading...

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