Lyndon Hood - Restrospector, Lower Hutt

Monday, October 01, 2007

I've been carrying the programme from the RSC's King Lear and The Seagull in my bag, unreviewed. Occasionally it glares it me.

In lieu of that here's my review of the play of The Hollow Men.

I would also suggest John Lahr's profile of Ian McKellen in The New Yorker (link is to abstract). But the actual article doesn't seem to be online.

I was most struck by the way at one point he left a note for Lahr at his place in Stratford saying to come to the theatre. It turns out, the stand-ins for The Seagull were have a run-through, but the one playing his part was ill. So Sir Ian was standing in for him. This is not, as Lahr remarks, usual.

Quite a guy.

In other me news, this isn't really satirical, and it has a certain throwing stones while living in glass houses level of cheekiness:

New Hood: Richard Duthie - Shapershifter?

I'm going on holiday for a few weeks. In the meantime, if you haven't seen it, here's Helen Clark on The Chaser (who have a podcast):

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