Posts by Fraser McAlpine

British Professor to Live as David Bowie for a Year

The David Bowie of the 1970s was a mercurial beast. One minute a rainbow velociraptor with ginger mullet, the next a crooning twig in baggy trousers, or a vampire Fred Astaire, or a harlequin with an upside-down ice-cream cone on his …

What Is Going on with Tom Baker and ‘Star Wars’?

When you’re an actor with a particularly strident and arresting voice, the offers to lend it to various odd projects must come fairly frequently and from odd angles. Tom Baker, for example, has not only played the Fourth Doctor in …

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' Reviews

It’s not common theatrical practice for reviews to be posted a new production after just one performance. Most shows need a little bedding in, so directors can see what works in front of an audience and what doesn’t, and …