Alan Bennett Archives

Marvel Comics
But with Miracleman: The Silver Age #4, we are into brand new territory, and so it seems fitting that before we meet the giant Qys, before we encounter the Miraclefamily, before we wonder what happened to Kid Miracleman, the new issue begins in a small English village church, with a scenario that seems to have[...]
Alan Moore’s The Show: Shout! Acquires North American Rights
Imagine a cross between David Lynch and Alan Bennett, and you're halfway there. Alan Moore and cast in Alan Moore's "The Show," Protagonist Pictures The North American deal was negotiated by Shout's Jordan Fields, vice president, acquisitions, and Steven Katz, vice president of business affairs, and Tom Chesover, international sales manager at Protagonist, on behalf of the[...]
Ralph Fiennes in "Beat the Devil" (Image: Bridge Theatre- screencap)
Suffering a pageant of apparently random symptoms, Hare recalls the delirium of his illness, which mixed with fear, dream, honest medicine and dishonest politics to create a monologue of furious urgency and power." Beat the Devil will kick off a series of other one-person plays to be performed in repertory at the Bridge, including Alan Bennett's Talking[...]
How Maxine Peake Improved Patricia Routledge's Talking Heads
Talking Heads was a BBC TV series written by Alan Bennett that won every award going and underlined his reputation as a national treasure A series of monologues, mostly by leading actors of the day, and primarily women, that revealed lives that were fun, tragic, poignant, transgressive, but all very human The first monologue that[...]
Remembering Jonathan Miller: Comedy Pioneer, British Renaissance Man
There he met Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett and they formed Beyond the Fringe He earned his medical degree in 1959 and actually worked as a doctor in a hospital while performing on stage in Beyond the Fringe Eventually, the comedy revue had a successful run on Broadway in New York. Beyond the Fringe[...]