Archive News

June 2003

According to the Times, 28.6.03, Death in H.O. will be shown in 'late August'.

April 2003

Age: 5300 days. Lolita Talks:
Thu 03 Apr 2003.

Will Self, Jenny Diski and Alan Howard on Nabokov's bedevilled masterpiece. Many of the world's great works of art have been subject to censorship in their time. But, perhaps more than any of them, Nabokov's Lolita still retains the power to discommode and unsettle. Writers and thinkers explore Lolita and ask whether it is vitiated by or beautiful because of its horrible central premise. Speakers include: Will Self whose most recent book, Dorian, is a shameless reworking of Wilde's classic novel, and Jenny Diski's whose Skating to Antartica is an extraordinary account of childhood. The evening will be illuminated by readings from Nabokov's Lolita given by award-winning British actor Alan Howard. Plus, participation from David Wilson, professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central England, formerly a prison governor and set up the sex offender treatment programme at HMP Grendon, and David Quantick, comedy writer (including Brass Eye, Jam, and The Junkies). In the chair is Guardian columnist, Zoe Williams. Venue(s) :
Nash Room. Thu 03 Apr 18:45 Cinema 1
Full Price : £8. Concessions : £7. ICA Members : £6.

February 2003

Death in Holy Orders
Alan is filming for the BBC at the moment. He is playing Father Sebastian Morell in the BBC 1 adaptation of P.D. James' Death in Holy Orders.
"Alan Howard, one of the UK's most celebrated theatre actors, makes a rare television appearance as the querulous Father Sebastian Morell." BBC Press Office.

December 2002

The Two Towers is released on 18/12/02 - for those who did not know!

November 2002

Rebecca's Tale to be made into TV drama.

October 2002

RSC and Newcastle!

A play by a Newcastle writer gets a first public airing in an innovative season of new writing organised to coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company's 26th annual residency in the city.Distinguished actor Alan Howard travels to the North-East to head a 12-strong cast who will read Keepers Of The Flame by Sean O'Brien who lives in Forest Hall.The play has been commissioned by the RSC and Live Theatre, based at Newcastle Quayside, as one of the first tangible examples of the developing relationship between the companies - both dedicated to encouraging writers in the region.Max Roberts, artistic director of Live Theatre, hailed the "important artistic partnership" between the two companies as "a positive step in Newcastle's bid for European capital of Culture."He said the new collaboration - certain to be the envy of rivals bidding for the title - would help to capitalise on the "tremendous amount of creative energy in Newcastle and Gateshead" and was aimed at a future series of exciting co-productions.

Michael Boyd, artistic director-elect of the RSC, said he hoped the play would become the first full-blown Live/RSC co-production to be premiered in the North-East next year. The reading takes place on October 12, a highlight of the festival of new writing which begins tomorrow.Alan Howard, Emma Fielding and current RSC actors including Sir Antony Sher will perform at Live Theatre.