Category Archives: Theater

Waugh’s Helena at the Museum of the Bible

A new institution has opened in Washington, DC. This is the Museum of the Bible. It is spread over eight floors of a purpose built structure and is reviewed in the the conservative journal Washington Free Beacon by Micah Meadowcraft. … Continue reading

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Waugh Recommendation Resurfaces

An article posted on the booksblog The Literary Sisters recommends a 1953 novel which Evelyn Waugh had selected as a “best first novel” for 1953 in The Sunday Times: A largely forgotten novel now, Hugo Charteris’ A Share of the … Continue reading

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Another Lygon and More Bridesheads

The Daily Mail has an article about a recently pubished diary kept by two early women undergraduates at St Hugh’s College, Oxford: Dorothy Hammonds and Margaret Mowll. Their diary starts in 1905 and describes the restricted lives of the Oxford … Continue reading

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Play About Sonia Orwell Opens in London

Domenic Cavendish writing in the Daily Telegraph reviews a play entitled “Mrs Orwell” that opened recently in London. This is about Sonia Orwell, the secretary at Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine who married George Orwell a few weeks before his death. There … Continue reading

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Betjeman Play in West End

The one-man play with Edward Fox portraying John Betjeman (“Sand in the Sandwiches”) opened its brief West End performance earlier this week at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. The play premiered earlier this year in Oxford. See previous post. It is reviewed … Continue reading

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John Betjeman on Stage

A one-man stage performance of Edward Fox playing Evelyn Waugh’s friend and Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, is currently touring Southern England. The play entitled “Sand in the Sandwiches” opened in Oxford last month and is reviewed in the Oxford Mail whose … Continue reading

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Waugh Themes in New Play

A play that opened earlier this week at the Old Red Lion Theatre in the Angel district of North London has multiple allusions to Waugh’s works, according to reviewer Stephan Bates. The script is by Simon Blow and the title … Continue reading

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Stage Adaptation of Brideshead Available as Book

For those who were unable to see a stage performance in its recent UK run, Bryony Lavery’s stage adaptation of Brideshead Revisited is now available in book form. Lavery’s script and various other features relating to its initial production are … Continue reading

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Brideshead Reviewed in Richmond-on-Thames (More)

Two more reviews of the Richmond-on-Thames performances of Brideshead have been posted on internet theatrical sites. The first is by Zoe Skipworth on Plays to See: I‘m going to start by saying that this production was exactly what I wanted. … Continue reading

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Brideshead Reviewed in Richmond-on-Thames

The English Touring Theatre’s production of Brideshead Revisited opened its final run in Richmond-on-Thames earlier this week. Richmond is a suburb of London, and the major London papers reviewed the production after its April opening in York. At least two online … Continue reading

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