Getting-on-a-bit Hollywood actors deserve our respect. Managing to claw their way through an industry filled with cocaine, long hours, gossip, groupies, politics, cocaine, mad old directors and even madder old producers who subsist on the stem cells of production assistants and more cocaine, is some achievement. Their craggy faces tell tales that multi-million dollar lawsuits were made for. Make the most of these precious antiques by watching them Tread The Boards in London before the year’s out: Ed Harris does Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer-winning Buried Child; Mark Rylance gets funny for Nice Fish; and best buds Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen tag-team the boozy No Man’s Land. Break a hip, boys.
The skinny-jeaned corpse of 2007 indie is risen and dragging its battered Converse to a venue near you