The National Theatre Of Brent's Iconic Icons

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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.