The Double

Richard Ayoade

Inspired by Dostoyevsky's short story, The Double tells the story of Simon, a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work ...

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An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply ...

'Alan Bennett's most gloriously funny play ... a brilliant, youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play ... a classic.' Daily Mail ...

Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living ...

'If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. Alan Bennett's wonderful play has finally arrived in the West End ... and there are many moments that cut at the ...

Rupert Christiansen

A handy, readable and easy-to-use opera guide by leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen, containing entries for over a hundred works, both familiar and unfamiliar.

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'After two elegiac comedies about the decline of old England, Mr Bennett has now written a gorgeously vulgar but densely plotted farce that is a downright celebration of sex and ...

'Alan Bennett is a courageous and gifted writer: no one since Shaw has had the guts to include a finale set in Heaven which resembles some awful publishing party-cum-tea-dance at ...

Six glorious plays by Alan Bennett, collected together for the first time in this celebratory box set.

Forty Years On premiered at the Apollo Theatre, London, in 1968.

'Alan Bennett ...

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law's business he's approached by a private detective armed ...

The brain builds a narrative to steady us from moment to moment, but it is absolutely an illusion. There is no me, there is no you, and there is certainly ...

Inspired by Dostoyevsky's short story, The Double tells the story of Simon, a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work ...

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby ...

In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of ...

In the drawing room of the Rawlinson's late Victorian villa in Kent, life as it was lived before the war is quietly resuming.

The family's son, Leonard Rawlinson ...

Name one certainty ... one sure thing ... one thing you truly believe ...

Two families are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Bruised, tired and seduced by the flow of ...

Sally Potter is renowned for her rapport with actors, and for the luminous performances she works with them to produce. Now she strips bare the art and craft of directing ...

Welcome to our war ...

The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a soldier's view of service, injury and recovery. Moving from the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world ...

This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leoš Janácek; and The ...

In this indispensable guide to digital film-making, leading film-maker, Mike Figgis, offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital technology so as to get the best from ...

Inside Llewyn Davis chronicles a struggling young folk singer, played by Oscar Isaac, who arrives in Manhattan in 1961 and tries to navigate the treacherous waters of the Greenwich Village ...

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