Leaves of Glass

On the surface, Steven has everything. A beautiful wife, a successful business, a brand new home. But beneath the glittering veneer lies a monstrous secret . . . 'You believe him cos he wraps all the painful stuff in feathers and flowers. Makes it all safe and cosy. You can't feel the broken glass inside.'Leaves of Glass is a rich, complex play about two brothers and the hold that...

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In the Eyes of Mr Fury

Years ago - I think the late nineties - I got a book some bookshop chain produced. Probably Waterstone's, although back then they weren't the only one. In it, various writers wrote about a book, or maybe five, that they loved. I had this book because some of those writers were writers I loved - but the entry that fascinated me was by a chap called Philip Ridley, who deliberately ignored the rules (quoting William Burroughs as justification) and...

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The Krays

Winner of the 1990 Evening Standard Film Award for Best FilmPost-war East End London. Ronnie and Reggie Kray are school ground bullies brought up by a domineering mother and two devoted aunts. National Service and spells in prison expose the brutality that helps establish the twin brothers as the kings of 1960s gangland London.Philip Ridley's original, uncut screenplay, almost as notorious as its subject matter is a stylised...

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