Lady in the Van

Lady in the Van
Opens 13 November in the UK

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Damn His Blood

Alex reads Peter Moore's true tale of brutal murder in a remote English village on Midsummer's Day, 1806 as BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week this week. A shocking case of greed and revenge that gripped the nation.

The reading starts tomorrow, 25 June at 9.45 and there will be 5 programmes.

BBC Radio 4 Website

Thanks again to Jen!

Singles and Doublets

Alex plays Simier in the radio drama "Singles and Doublets" on BBC Radio 3 tonight at 20.30. Celia Imrie plays Queen Elizabeth I. This radio play about "Elizabethan Real Tennis culminates in an epic match, poetry and death by strawberries and cream."

The tennis scenes were recorded at the Millennium Real Tennis Court, Middlesex University

The play was written by Martyn Wade.

BBC Radio 3 website

Thanks to Jen!

Friday, June 22, 2012

More Rêverie

The Rêverie with Lucy Parham will be repeated at London Guildhall on 25 October this year. For a full list of Parham's appearances and other shows, check her website: Lucy Parham Website. No more details are available at the moment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rêverie: The life and loves of Claude Debussy


Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy, one of the most prolific and innovative composers of the early 20th century, Rêverie is the fourth biographical programme of composers’ words and music to be compiled and scripted by concert pianist Lucy Parham. 

The narrative of Rêverie, which takes the form of a personal journal, follows him from his initial success with the Prix de Rome in 1885 to his untimely death in 1918. It is punctuated with solo piano works ranging from the ever-popular lyricism of Clair de Lune, Reverie, 1st Arabesque, and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair to such virtuosic showpieces as Jardins sous la pluie, the Etudes and L’isle joyeuse.

                         

Critically acclaimed pianist Lucy Parham will be joined by Olivier Award winning actor Alex Jennings in this advance perfomance of Rêverie, before its Wigmore Hall debut.

This performance will take place on Wednesday 11th of July at 8 pm in The Wesley Chapel in Harrogate. 
 
For more information, please click here.

Tickets cost £18 and can be booked using this link.  BOOK HERE

Many thanks to Vicky for alerting us to this. 
 

Saturday, June 02, 2012

New Layout

Last week I, more or less inadvertently, changed the layout of the Diaries. A side-effect of this change is that it is now much easier to read the blog on mobile phones. Hope you like it.

Silk - Episode 3

Part three of Silk sees Alex appear as a judge:














Friday, June 01, 2012

South Bank Show: Nicholas Hytner

Last Sunday night Sky Arts showed a South Bank Show on Nicholas Hytner, the director Alex has collaborated with on many productions in the course of his career. A short scene from "Collaborator" was also shown.

For more information:

Sky Arts

BBC entertainment news

Electric Ink

The second series of this radio comedy will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Mondays at 9.30 am from this Monday, June 4.