Issue 1449

  • Issue 1449

Cycling in circles ⁠
At the age of 83, Alan Ayckbourn is directing his 87th play considering how contemporary lifestyles are just a rehashing of what came before. He tells Andy Murray some of his first-hand experience and why he’s still dedicated to up-close, stripped-back theatre in the round.

Inside the criminal mind⁠
Despite the hostile environment created by inmates and staff, Rebecca Myers did her best as a young forensic psychologist to find the humanity in the eyes of the sex offenders she treated. But one incident tested her compassion almost beyond the limit, finds Gary Ryan.⁠

Summer walks⁠
Summer may be drawing to a close but that’s no reason not to be out and about. There are stunning views to be had on all four walking options Roger Ratcliffe offers you here.⁠

Plus DJ and broadcaster Tony Blackburn pens a letter to his younger self Roger Ratcliffe on Liz Truss’s energy plan, Uju Asika on the importance of talking to children about race and our ever-popular crossword and Sudoku. ⁠