Alex Andreou

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James McAvoy Shines in Jamie Lloyd's Triumphant Macbeth

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (15:14)

It would be fair to say that I am hypercritical of Shakespeare productions. Partly, this stems from my love for the plays; partly, from the fact that I have studied them, acted in them, directed and taught them and, so, I go into them with my own notions about how...

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Some Less Healthy Suggestions for Singles on Valentine's

(7) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (00:00)

I am what you might call "actively single".

I generally feel pretty perky about my status, even with 14 February almost upon us. I consider the lack of a partner a necessary cut in these difficult times. I mostly blame the mess I inherited from Labour.

A number of newspapers...

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If The Cap Fits

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2012 | (17:19)

Usually one has to tune into the Jeremy Kyle Show to hear as plentiful a flow of populist, self-righteous, ill-thought diarrhoea as that which emanated from the government yesterday. Indignation was the mot-de-jour for assorted ministers, wheeled out to express their incredulity at the latest defeat in the Lords. What...

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Calling Captain Gideon

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2012 | (08:44)

A recording has surfaced this morning. I set out the transcript in full:

Cost Guard: Hello.

Captain: Good evening, chief.

Cost Guard: Listen, this is La Garde from IMF. Am I speaking with the captain?

Captain: Good evening, Chief La Garde.

Cost Guard: Tell me your name, please.

Captain: I...

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Antony Worrall Thompson: The Cook, the Thief and the Do-Over

(42) Comments | Posted 10 January 2012 | (12:55)

Occasionally, my brain's synapses fire in an unusual way. I was as bemused as any man, for instance, when I heard the news of Antony Worrall Thompson's arrest for - what shall we call it? The media seem to have settled on "antics". (Aren't those TV personalities delightful?) I guess...

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Some Racism, It Seems, Is Acceptable

(52) Comments | Posted 6 January 2012 | (00:00)

The other day I got into a taxi with my mother, who is visiting for the holidays. The driver, hearing us exchange a few words in a language that was - pun intended - all Greek to him, inquired as to our provenance. My response "Greece" drew from him a...

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