Some highlights! Line I laughed at more than anyone else in the room: “I caught that” – uttered by Aussie faux-feminist Dupe in John-Luke Roberts‘ already laugh-packed show, after he plucked a baseball cap out of the air. Crucially, the emphasis is on the “I”. Show that made me think “oh so ACMS and Weirdos… Continue reading Edinburgh Fringe – 2017
And so, the NuWho love fest continues. Here are my gut-feeling favourite episodes from Series 6-10, and be warned there are spoilers for World Enough and Time and The Doctor Falls, which is in itself a spoiler for this post… Series 6 – The Doctor’s Wife Split into two parts, with threads of River… Continue reading NuWho: My favourite episode from all 10 series – Series 6 – 10
With the image of John Simm’s Master reapplying his eyeliner still ringing in my… eyes, I thought now was a really decent time to write a few words about my favourite episode from each of NuWho’s 10 seasons. It’s a personal list, based on gut feeling and all the feels, so here’s Part 1, covering… Continue reading NuWho: My favourite episode from all 10 series – Series 1 – 5
There’s a whole heap of lovely things about Machynlleth Comedy Festival, and I finally got to experience them first hand this year – silly things like “length of travel” and “having somewhere to sleep” holding me back in the past. It’s a welcoming town set in a stunning landscape, the atmosphere gently buzzes with fun and activity,… Continue reading Machynlleth Comedy Festival – 2017
When my friend Kate and I came out of James Gunn’s first Guardians film we both narrowed our eyes and agreed “hmm… that flattered to deceive a bit, didn’t it?” It looked great, and thanks to Quill’s mixtape sounded even better, but those tunes and the charm of Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel’s Groot did… Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Travesties at the Apollo There are some actors who are just a mark of quality, and Tom Hollander is certainly one of them. I’ll watch anything he’s in, and frankly he needs to lead more shows. He’s one of my absolute faves, so I was delighted to see him in Travesties this week – though… Continue reading Week 12: 19 – 25th Mar. Travesties and Broadchurch.
It feels very Alan Partridge to say that Hamlet is your favourite play (“I’d have to say: The Best of The Beatles”), but until I see something that takes its place… there we are, I’m afraid. I love its moral and psychological complexity – even that which we no doubt impose on it with modern eyes –… Continue reading Hamlet at the Almeida