- RT @nytimesarts: Jane Goodall discusses her life in a new film: "I’m an obstinate kind of person, so challenges are to be met" https://t.co…The stagedoor scribbler 10 hours ago
- RT @frankcottrell_b: #Oxbridge is not "failing black pupils" - it's failing the nation by not looking for any talent that doesn't come gift…The stagedoor scribbler 10 hours ago
- What do you think Michael? Have you seen it? twitter.com/1michaelgray1/…The stagedoor scribbler 1 day ago
- Poor Noel! Looks like he fell down a rabbit-hole and found a bottle labelled ‘Drink Me’. twitter.com/historyinpix/s…The stagedoor scribbler 1 day ago
- RT @exprain: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Baby Please Don't Go dlvr.it/PwdqB7The stagedoor scribbler 1 day ago
When the going gets tough the tough start blogging
Tag Archives: satire
November 25, 2012Posted by on
Check out the BBC’s superb new 30 minute interview with the multi-talented writer, actor, director Jonathan Miller.
In this candid piece the good Dr Miller talks to producer/presenter Matthew Stadlen about his current theatre project, directing King Lear, and also discusses his extraordinary life and career in theatre and beyond.
Director, performer, writer, presenter, artist, doctor and pioneering satirist ( I could go on) Miller really has been a major force in the arts and sciences over the past 50 years. See the programme either on BBC iPlayer or at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p51p9
Meanwhile he continues his tour on An Audience With Jonathan Miller for Clive Conway Productions nexrt appearing at Galeri Caernarfon Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, CAERN, United Kingdom, LL55 1SQ on Monday December 3rd. More details at http://www.galericaernarfon.com/
October 29, 2012Posted by on
Sir Jonathan Miller- doctor, satirist, writer, sculptor and director of theatre, opera and film- brings his autumn tour to Peterborough this evening (Mon October 30).
Miller rose to fame in the early 1960s when, alongside Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett, he co-wrote and starred in the groundbreaking satirical stage revue Beyond The Fringe. The show redefined the boundaries of comedy — launching a legacy that has stretched from Monty Python to Saturday Night Live.
Miller would soon go on to edit the BBC’s flagship arts programme Monitor and became associate director of the National Theatre. Directing drama and opera, he has enjoyed a stellar career in modern theatre. He has, among other things, presented television programmes on science and medicine, directed opera at Glyndebourne, the Met and La Scala, produced stage works at the National or Old Vic, lectured, written and sculpted. As a television presenter Miller also helped popularise science on the small screen. Today he complains that the dumbed down world of 21st century TV does not appear to be very interested in him. However he was recently the subject of a major BBC2 Arena profile. Away from showbusiness he has continued to work in medicine and is an expert in neuropsychology.
See him tonight in An Audience With Jonathan Miller at The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough PE1 1EF