Category Archives: Theater

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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Some Waugh-Themed Entertainments

–Merton College, Oxford and the Lennox Berkeley Society have announced an afternoon program of lecture and music: “To celebrate Lennox Berkeley’s four years as an undergraduate at Merton (1922–6), and to mark the thirtieth anniversary of his death.” This will … Continue reading

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Literary Reputations in the Brexit Era

The Spectator has a review by Rod Liddle of the play People Like Us at the Union Theater in South London. It is written by Julie Burchill and Jane Robins and relates to a North London book group that is … Continue reading

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Another Waugh Literary Debut

The Daily Mail in Richard Eden’s gossip column, reports the literary debut of another descendent of Evelyn Waugh: …Panda La Terriere, his great-granddaughter, has become the talk of the Edinburgh Fringe festival with a play she’s written about someone addicted … Continue reading

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