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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Send out the clowns: why are they losing popularity? by Tim Adams

They’ve been a cornerstone of the entertainment industry for more than 200 years, but children are increasingly turning away from them. Why? And will the clowns have the last laugh? By Tim…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Julie Walters: ‘Who cares about getting old?’ | Tim Adams by Tim Adams

From Mamma Mia to Mo Mowlam, Julie Walters brings a unique streak of candour to everything she does. The actor talks to Tim Adams about fame, family and farmingYou don’t so much interview …

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

From Middlemarch to King Richard III: 15 of the best political novels and plays by Tim Adams and Robert McCrum

Fiction and drama hold a mirror to the virtues and vices of an age. Here’s our pick of the bestRead the rest of the Observer’s 100 political books series hereRichard Wright wrote to his …

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Eddie Izzard: ‘Everything I do in life is trying to get my mother back’ by Tim Adams

Eddie Izzard relishes a challenge. The transgender hero has done standup in French and German, run dozens of marathons, and is now in a period drama with Judi Dench. But, he reveals, hi…

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Woyzeck review – John Boyega is a powerful tragic hero by Tim Adams

Old Vic, LondonThe Star Wars actor is impressive in Jack Thorne’s reworking of George Büchner’s unfinished playGeorge Büchner’s Woyzeck was left unfinished at the playwright’s deat…

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Twelfth Night review – Emma Rice brings lights, music and the food of life by Tim Adams

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonThe outgoing artistic director’s farewell season hits a glorious high as Shakespeare meets Studio 54Twelfth Night reserves its sharpest barbs for purists and p…

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kwame Kwei-Armah: 'I found myself constantly moaning in London' by Tim Adams

When actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah left the UK to become artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage theatre in 2011 he jumped headfirst into America's racial politics…Kwame Kwei…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer: ‘It’s really a music hall act that we do’ by Tim Adams

Britain’s favourite Dadaist comedians and our last great comedy duo are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new live show. Tim Adams listens inBob Mortimer has arrived for our interv…

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Tim Adams meets award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble by Tim Adams

Award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble tells Tim Adams how dramatising the Enron scandal called for high tragedyLucy Prebble puts her faith in the idea that there is nowhere a writer, particu…

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Last of the clowns? by Tim Adams

They’ve been a cornerstone of the entertainment industry for more than 200 years, but children are increasingly turning away from them. Why? And will the clowns have the last laugh? By Tim…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lucy Kirkwood: 'Boys are force-fed this very plastic sexuality on a mass scale' by Tim Adams

NSFW, Lucy Kirkwood's new play, focuses on the relationship between the media and sexuality. She talks about the exposure of teenage boys to pornography, and about dealing with criticism Con…

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Golem, the clay man with a message to subvert our Christmas tech-fest by Tim Adams

A creature from Jewish myth has been deployed in a drama showing the danger of over-reliance on gadgets Continue reading...

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lindsay Lohan interview: ‘I needed to grow up and London was a better place to do that than anywhere else’ by Tim Adams

The former child star has been more famous for her run-ins with the police and the media than anything else in recent years, but a move to the UK and a London stage debut changed all that Co…

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kwame Kwei-Armah: 'I found myself constantly moaning in London' by Tim Adams

When actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah left the UK to become artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage theatre in 2011 he jumped headfirst into America's racial politics…Kwame Kwei…

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor: 'In theatre the fear lurks all the time' by Tim Adams

Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about his return to the London stage to play murdered African hero Patrice Lumumba in A Season in the Congo – and his emotional trip to the Congo to prepare for itYo…

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lucy Kirkwood: 'Boys are force-fed this very plastic sexuality on a mass scale' by Tim Adams

NSFW, Lucy Kirkwood's new play, focuses on the relationship between the media and sexuality. She talks about the exposure of teenage boys to pornography, and about dealing with criticismIn r…

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sheila Hancock: 'I hadn't given the Duchess of Windsor a second's thought' by Tim Adams

Sheila Hancock discusses her stage role as Wallis Simpson's confidante, Suzanne Blum – and her first novel"I have to say," Sheila Hancock is explaining, "I hadn't given the Duchess of Wind…

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Helen Mirren: 'I still have a Gypsy sense of adventure' by Tim Adams

The Oscar-winning actress discusses her Russian roots, her Oscar-winning role as the Queen, why she never had children and her latest brace of movies'I learned quite early on in life," Hele…

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kristin Scott Thomas: 'It's the most amazing feeling of liberation' – interview by Tim Adams

Kristin Scott Thomas is back on the London stage in Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Here she talks about the appeal of theatre and this remarkable new flowering of her acting careerHarold Pinter's…

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Unthanks: 'We're miserable buggers and not afraid of it' | Music by Tim Adams

Back with their fourth album, the Unthanks remain true to their Geordie folk roots, even if big sister Rachel has been forced to hang up her clogs''I think," says Rachel Unthank, "that peopl…

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rewind Radio: Moral Maze; Chris Evans; Cheque Book and Pen by Tim Adams

The moral dimension of X Factor brought some questionable debate, but Johnny Vegas's Les Dawson was a class actMoral Maze | R4Chris Evans | R2Afternoon Play: Cheque Book and Pen | R4When did…

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Danny Boyle: 'As soon as you think you can do whatever you want... then you're sunk' by Tim Adams

How do you follow a film that sweeps the Oscars and wins universal acclaim? If you're Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, you switch genre, downsize, work harder... As well as dir…

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