Tag: The Banana Box

  • The Theatrical Origins Of Rising Damp
    The Theatrical Origins Of Rising Damp

    Let’s tell a story through newspaper clippings. Here’s the first, from The Stage on the 4th March 1971. Some sources put this premiere as 1973, but it had its first reading at the Hampstead Theatre Club in 1970. The announcement here of the full play gets the writer’s name wrong. It should of course be…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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