Five thousand meters from London’s gleaming, white-spoked Olympic Stadium -- a 3.1-mile distance that games organizer and gold medalist Sebastian Coe once ran in 14 minutes and 6 seconds -- Christine Lyons has ferreted out a modern-day scene evocative of Victorian England.
A new theatrical adaptation of “Frankenstein” in London has a well-loved story, an Oscar- winning director and two electrifying actors as the leads. All that and a gimmick, too. It’s an embarrassment of riches.
Vikas Swarup , whose first book is the basis for Danny Boyle ’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” says it’s unlikely he’ll get around to writing a third novel anytime soon. His day job keeps him busy enough.