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Friday, December 22, 2023

Bluey’s Big Play review – puppy puppets’ sweet show sets tails wagging by Tim Jonze

Royal Festival Hall, LondonThe Australian TV phenomenon reaches the stage with a story about sibling solidarity that has wacky dancing and an emotional wallop ‘What’s Bluey?” a friend …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Friday, December 1, 2023

Chandler Bing pyjamas, a Shrigley frisbee and Bowie’s scarf: it’s the arts Christmas gift guide 2023 by Tim Jonze

A Bear apron, a Van Gogh vase, a reversible Frida Kahlo jacket, a Britney death metal T-shirt … here, curated by our arts team, are 30 fabulous festive suggestions for the culture vulture …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:42AM
Friday, August 4, 2023

Sir Michael Boyd, former artistic director of the RSC, dies aged 68 by Tim Jonze

The Royal Shakespeare Company says the acclaimed theatre director’s tenure from 2003 to 2012 was ‘inspiring and influential’ Sir Michael Boyd, who was artistic director of the Royal Sh…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:37PM
Monday, February 20, 2023

‘I hope it gives young people some ideas!’: David Hockney’s immersive art show – photo essay by Tim Jonze and Mee-Lai Stone

A new exhibition lets us see the Yorkshire artist’s greatest hits – and overlooked rarities – through new eyes. Photographer Justin Sutcliffe went behind the scenes “I’ve always be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Kit Hesketh-Harvey, screenwriter, composer and lyricist, dies aged 65 by Tim Jonze

The British entertainer said to be a favourite of King Charles, whose credits ranged from Merchant Ivory and opera to The Vicar of Dibley, has died Kit Hesketh-Harvey, the British composer a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:05AM
Friday, January 27, 2023

Alan Cumming hands back his OBE citing the ‘toxicity of empire’ by Tim Jonze

Actor says recent conversations about role of monarchy ‘opened his eyes’ to suffering of Indigenous people around the world We tend to receive things on our birthdays, but on his 58th Al…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:46AM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show review – isn’t it time for a breakdancing canine caper? by Tim Jonze

Southbank Centre, LondonThe hero of the children’s animated TV series is on top form in a riotous adaptation that gets the squirrels singing and screaming I must confess that it took me a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Thursday, August 11, 2022

‘I’m just trying to make the world a little brighter’: how the culture wars hijacked Drag Queen Story Hour by Tim Jonze

Shows featuring drag queens reading to young children have proven increasingly popular - but they are also attracting angry protests. How have we reached a place where these joyful events ar…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Monday, July 25, 2022

‘There’s never been a time when you could just say anything’: Frank Skinner on free speech, his bullying shame – and knob jokes by Tim Jonze

Poetry-loving, religious and with deep regrets about some of his comedy: either the standup comic has grown up, or he was never as laddish as his image suggested It was while he was writing …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:07AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Jimmy Carr on booze, taxes and being a virgin at 26: ‘Do I sound like an incel elder?’ by Tim Jonze

The controversial comic’s new book is a surprising mix of memoir and self-help. Has having a baby softened his edges? He talks about depression, anxiety, punching down and his friend Sean …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18AM
Thursday, February 20, 2020

David Mitchell: ‘I see myself as a coward’ by Tim Jonze

The former Peep Show star felt right at home playing a lily-livered journalist in Michael Winterbottom’s film Greed. He talks about marriage, capitalism – and Armageddon ‘I find nucle…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Monday, February 10, 2020

Christopher Eccleston: ‘I really felt that I was going to die’ by Tim Jonze

After depression, the collapse of his marriage and decades of anorexia, the actor spent his 52nd birthday on a psychiatric ward. He talks about how he found his way back I was originally due…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:18AM
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rob Delaney: ‘As my career took off, my son got sick’ by Tim Jonze

Ahead of his new standup show, the Catastrophe star discusses working through the pain, defending the NHS and becoming a better dad Rob Delaney is on a canoe, sailing down the North American…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06AM
Monday, September 23, 2019

Julian Clary: ‘I have the right to be a camp, effeminate homosexual’ by Tim Jonze

The comedian has spent more than 30 years outraging and educating straight audiences. He recalls his early fame, the infamous Norman Lamont gag – and his brief stab at heterosexuality In a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Friday, August 16, 2019

'I felt like a spy infiltrating the IRA' – the hurling player who exposed his sport by Tim Jonze

Timmy Creed quit the tough Irish sport damaged and disillusioned. But he returned to his club ‘undercover’ – to turn its toxic masculinity into a play. He swings a stick at our wimpy w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Friday, May 11, 2018

Austrian striker's mysterious death inspires show about football and fascism by Tim Jonze

The story of 1930s player Matthias Sindelar seemed a great subject for the stage. But the cast of The Paper Man had other ideasIt’s easy to see why a theatre company might want to put the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’ by Interviews By Tim Jonze and Jenny Stevens

How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little vil…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:19PM
Monday, October 16, 2017

'Charming, soulful, a proper comic': Sean Hughes tributes – and his funniest jokes by Interviews By Chris Wiegand and Tim Jonze

By his mid-20s he had scooped the Perrier award and landed his own TV show. But Sean Hughes never wanted to be a stadium standup. Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to a troubled talen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Anarchy at the ice rink: when comedy, theatre and nonsense collide by Tim Jonze

Tony Law is going where no comic has gone before: staging a play about global warming – on ice. Our writer gets his skates on and crashes into a chaotic rehearsalYou might not guess it fro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:36PM
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Doug Stanhope: pro-choice, pro-drugs, but defiantly anti-Guardian by Tim Jonze

The comedian who ran for president for a laugh is now considering quitting comedy altogether. Or is that the afternoon vodkas talking?Hanging on a wall in Doug Stanhope's Arizona home is a f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:15PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

David Bowie joins roster of stars writing songs for SpongeBob musical by Tim Jonze

Cyndi Lauper and John Legend will also compose pieces for soundtrack of new stage productionEven for a man with a reputation for radical reinvention, David Bowie’s latest move is surprisin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:52PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Move over Bill Murray, forget Tina Fey: how I became an improv king by Tim Jonze

The Chicago troupe Second City gave us Murray, Fey, Dan Aykroyd and Joan Rivers. But can they turn me into a comedian? Only if I embrace failure…So here I am, stood in a room with 19 stran…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:56AM
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clean Bandit: 'We're the cleverest and most stupid band in pop' by Tim Jonze

The No 1 classical-dance crossover act on angering Shostakovich fans, getting their riders from Marks & Sparks, and almost electrocuting Lily ColeHi, Clean Bandit: classical and dance music …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:15AM
Monday, December 23, 2013

Why I hate Get Lucky, everyone's favourite song of 2013 by Tim Jonze

Tim Jonze insists Daft Punk's ubiquitious hit is musically, lyrically and spiritually bereft, and that's why he can't stand it – or you, for liking it• The best song of 2013: Daft Punk �…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:44AM
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Farewell Ray Presto – you were one of life's unsung stars by Tim Jonze

The comedian was one of those characters who comes on as a cameo and steals the show. He saved my groom's speech from disaster, tooIt might be overstretching it to say that Ray Presto, the c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Your next box set: Fist of Fun by Tim Jonze

Surreal one-liners and juvenile humour abound in this look at the early, anarchic days of Stewart Lee and Richard Herring"It's not as good as I remember it," says the Stewart Lee quote on th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:26AM
Friday, September 9, 2011

Doug Stanhope: pro-choice, pro-drugs, but defiantly anti-Guardian by Tim Jonze

The comedian who ran for president for a laugh is now considering quitting comedy altogether. Or is that the afternoon vodkas talking?Hanging on a wall in Doug Stanhope's Arizona home is a f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:05PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Culture flash: custard pies by Tim Jonze

This week's news in the artsIn 1970, rock critic Lester Bangs wrote a review of the Stooges' album Fun House in which he spent the first 6,000 words musing on the divide between artist and f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:01PM

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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards