Category: Flashback

  • Flashback: Eric Idle’s Only Stage Play and How It Got to Germany

    Flashback: Eric Idle’s Only Stage Play and How It Got to Germany

    It was 40 years ago today, that Monty Python’s Life of Brian – the best known film by the British comedy troupe – was shown for the first time. The movie about Brian, a guy born on the same day as Jesus in a neighbouring stable and mistaken for the Messiah throughout the film, premiered […]

  • Flashback: The Birthday Party

    Flashback: The Birthday Party

    Harold Pinter’s play The Birthday Party had its London premiere – on this day in 1958 – at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. The critics didn’t take to it and shot it down in flames – it was taken off after not even a week’s run. What made the play so controversial, and why is […]

  • Flashback: Marketplace 76

    Flashback: Marketplace 76

    Wednesday, November 20th 2013, Marketplace 76 by Jan Lauwers & Needcompany at the Théâtre Molière de Sète. [youtube id=’Ywt0MlgNgyI’] During my first year of theater studies in Montpellier, I was told by a teacher to go see the show Marketplace 76. A few of my fellow students and I went there together, very excited to […]