Posts Tagged ‘Simon’


Two hundred years after writing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein appears to be more relevant today than at any other point. We are on the verge of creating beings in our image, whether through genetics, bioengineering or Artificial Intelligence. We will face the challenge over how to control our creations, just as Frankenstein did. And in a… Continue Reading →

Mighty Walzer?

I was slightly sceptical about the Royal Exchange’s decision to programme two book adaptations to conclude the current season, but the Night Watch was a great success; ambitious and thoughtful.  The final play of the season is Simon Bent’s adaptation of Howard Jacobson’s The Mighty Walzer, a tale of a shy, Jewish teenager in fifties Manchester… Continue Reading →