What about the rabbit?

In London, Brian McFarlane reviews three valiant attempts to make the transition from celluloid to the theatre

26 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Books grow out of other books; or Favourites revisited

Jane Austen, P.G. Wodehouse and Ian Fleming provide the inspiration for four new novels, reviewed here by Brian McFarlane

16 Jan 14 | Comments (1)

Life on stage

In London, Brian McFarlane reviews three recent stage productions

31 May 13 | Comments (0)

The adaptive eye

The boldest translations of book to film usually make for the best cinema, argues Brian McFarlane

02 May 13 | Comments (0)

Poison? Ivy? No: merely the least-read great novelist

There is no one quite like Ivy Compton-Burnett, writes Brian McFarlane

29 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Greene thoughts in a Greene shade

Brian McFarlane reviews a hard-to-classify account of the influence of Graham Greene

09 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Alive and well in London

Brian McFarlane reviews a classic theatrical revival, a new play paired with an old one, and a musical adapted from a film for the stage

25 Jun 12 | Comments (0)

How weird does this mob still seem?

Impossibly remote in many ways, the late fifties are portrayed with verve and nuance in John O’Grady’s bestselling novel, writes Brian McFarlane

01 May 12 | Comments (0)