Category Archives: Theater

Thanksgiving Roundup

–Iona McLaren writng in the Daily Telegraph considers the problem posed by readers who want to be warned against reading something that might upset them–in this case about books in which animals die. The article opens with this: The US … Continue reading

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Roundup: Inez, Cecil and Paddington Bear

–In this week’s New Statesman, D J Taylor reviews the life and work of Inez Holden, an early friend of Evelyn Waugh in the days of the bright young people. The article opens with this: Inez Holden’s diary – a … Continue reading

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Armistice Day Roundup

–Perhaps in anticipation of today’s commemoration, this week’s Sunday Times reviewed a new book by Max Hastings. This is Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace. Here’s an excerpt from the review: The anthology opens with biblical warriors (Joshua at … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night’s Roundup

–The Jermyn Street Theatre has announced a production that may be of interest to Waugh enthusiasts: Mr and Mrs Nobody is […] adapted from the popular comic novel Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith,  Keith Waterhouse‘s Mr … Continue reading

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VB Theatre Programme On Offer

Another programme for the 1932 Vaudeville Theatre production of Vile Bodies is on offer. This one is on eBay and the bidding is set to close on Wednesday 10 March. Here’s the link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1932-Vaudeville-Theatre-Programme-Vile-Bodies-Evelyn-Waugh-/353406831994#viTabs_0 See earlier post for a more … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies Artifact Posted on Etsy

A theatre programme from the 1932 London stage production of Vile Bodies was recently posted for sale on etsy.com. Here’s the description: This is a very rare survivor – and indeed so much so that I am unable to find … Continue reading

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Ronald Harwood (1934-2020) R I P

The Daily Telegraph has an obituary of Ronald Harwood, noted primarily as a writer of screenplays based on adaptations of novels or plays.  These adaptations include such well-received films as the Oscar-winning The Pianist (2003), One Day in the Life … Continue reading

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Upcoming Waugh Events

Two Waugh-related events have been announced for late next month. Unfortunately, they occur on the same day but do not necessarily conflict: –The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh Project in Leicester has announced a reading from a new play based … Continue reading

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Pre-Valentine Roundup

–Duncan McLaren has added a new Waugh chum in his descriptions of “visitors” to the Castle Howard Brideshead Festival. This is Patrick Balfour who was a friend of Waugh from his Oxford days. They remained friends until Waugh’s death. Balfour … Continue reading

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New Waugh-Themed Play in the Works

The literary agency Curtis Brown has posted a notice regarding one of their clients who is working on a new theatrical play that will be of interest to our readers: Sophie Swithinbank is a London based playwright. Her play, Bacon, won … Continue reading

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