The National Theatre Of Brent's Iconic Icons

Occasional series of comic profiles celebrating the living artists deemed to be 'iconic icons'.

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01Bob Dylan2009072920100505
20130419 (BBC7)
20130420 (BBC7)
20150515 (BBC7)
20150516 (BBC7)

Director Desmond Olivier Dingle leads a celebration of the legendary musician.

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) return, celebrating the living artists deemed by Desmond to be Iconic Icons.

The first iconic icon is the legendary singer, songwriter and artist Bob Dylan. Desmond and Raymond will trace his path from his humble beginnings as Robert Zimmerman in Hibbin, Minnesota, through journeying to bohemian New York, finding his inner voice and becoming the icon that is Bob Dylan.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John Ramm, and performed by Patrick and John in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London.

Desmond Olivier Dingle - Patrick Barlow

Raymond Box - John Ramm

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

Written by and starring Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John Ramm

The National Theatre of Brent celebrate an Iconic Icon - Bob Dylan.

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) celebrate the living artists deemed by Desmond to be Iconic Icons.

02Tracey Emin And How She Done The Bed2010081220150522 (BBC7)
20150523 (BBC7)

The National Theatre of Brent celebrate Tracey Emin and her unmade bed.

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent's Artistic Director; Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the second of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons.

The second Iconic Icon is Tracey Emin.

Desmond and Raymond enact the controversial story of Tracey Emin and her ground breaking, but unmade, Bed. They also chuck in the entire history of modern art, popular culture in the 1990's and the first ever recreation of the female soul on radio.

Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John Ramm, and performed by Patrick and John in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic life of this country as the rest of their work.

And, of course it will be very funny.

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

Desmond and Raymond enact the controversial story of Tracey Emin and her ground breaking, but unmade, Bed.

They also chuck in the entire history of modern art, popular culture in the 1990's and the first ever recreation of the female soul on radio.

03The Dalai Lama, Or How The West Was Won2010081920110810 (BBC7)
20150529 (BBC7)
20150530 (BBC7)

Director Desmond Olivier Dingle leads a celebration of his holiness the Dalai Lama.

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent - Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) - returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the last of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons. Previous celebratees include Bob Dylan and Tracey Emin.

The final and climactic iconic icon is his holiness the Dalai Lama. Desmond and Raymond trace his journey from two year old yak boy to disaffected teenage Dalai to the mature Lama, exiled from his country, separated from his people, but spiritually at one with himself and the world, and possessor of a top twinkly smile. They also present Buddhism in a Nutshell.

Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm, in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic and spiritual life of this country as the rest of their work. And, of course it will be very funny.

Desmond Olivier Dingle - Patrick Barlow

Raymond Box - John Ramm

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

03 LASTThe Dalai Lama Or How The West Was Won2011081020110817 (BBC7)
20130426 (BBC7)
20130427 (BBC7)

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent - Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) - returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the last of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons.

Previous celebratees include Bob Dylan and Tracey Emin.

The final and climactic iconic icon is his holiness the Dalai Lama.

Desmond and Raymond trace his journey from two year old yak boy to disaffected teenage Dalai to the mature Lama, exiled from his country, separated from his people, but spiritually at one with himself and the world, and possessor of a top twinkly smile.

They also present Buddhism in a Nutshell.

Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm, in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic and spiritual life of this country as the rest of their work.

And, of course it will be very funny.

Desmond Olivier Dingle - Patrick Barlow

Raymond Box - John Ramm

Director: Patrick Barlow

Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4.

The last of a series celebrating those rare beings deemed by NToB to be Iconic Icons.

Director Desmond Olivier Dingle leads a celebration of his holiness the Dalai Lama.

The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent - Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) - returns triumphantly to Radio 4 in the last of an occasional series celebrating the rare but rarefied beings deemed in Desmond's expert view to be Iconic Icons. Previous celebratees include Bob Dylan and Tracey Emin.

The final and climactic iconic icon is his holiness the Dalai Lama. Desmond and Raymond trace his journey from two year old yak boy to disaffected teenage Dalai to the mature Lama, exiled from his country, separated from his people, but spiritually at one with himself and the world, and possessor of a top twinkly smile. They also present Buddhism in a Nutshell.

Written and performed by the National Theatre of Brent, who are Patrick Barlow and John Ramm, in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London, this latest addition to the Brent canon will be as essential and massive a contribution to the current artistic and spiritual life of this country as the rest of their work. And, of course it will be very funny.