Category: Features – Archive

December 16, 2018 / Features - Archive

They’ve battled scorching sun, icy winds, persistent rain, nagging fogs, chirping birds, aircraft noise and more. Even worse were the days of unpredictable weather, necessitating last-minute decisions to move from the outdoor settings in Bella Vista or Leura. But despite all that the weather has thrown at both actors and…

November 16, 2018 / Features - Archive
November 9, 2018 / Features - Archive

Playwright Alan Ayckbourn received his first review at the age of 10, the critic being a fellow schoolboy. Ayckbourn had adapted one of Anthony Buckeridge’s popular Jennings children’s books, and had cast himself in the role of the comic sidekick. Then he contracted a highly infectious disease, was packed off…