Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Kenneth Branagh on The Entertainer: 'I've been bending Rob Brydon's ear about standup'
In the final production of his West End season, Kenneth Branagh takes on the role of the failing comic Archie Rice. He explains how he’s taken tips from funnymen Rob Brydon and Ken DoddYou’re playing music-hall performer Archie Rice in a revival of John Osborne’s The Entertainer. C... [Read More]
A toast to Twelfth Night: comedy of ale, pranks and passion
Shakespeare’s play is a paean to pleasure thanks to Sir Toby Belch, whose revelry chimes with the festive season“Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” So asks seasoned pisshead and sensualist Sir Toby Belch in Act II of Twelfth Night, pa... [Read More]