Theatre Review: Spamalot

Posted in Reviews on November, 11 2006 9:41 PM

Starring: Tim Curry, Hannah WaddinghamAt: The Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, LondonDate of show: 2nd October 2006 A glorious homage or a horrendous defamation of a classic film its comedy ...
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Theatre Review: Hay Fever

Posted in Reviews on July, 18 2006 6:41 PM

Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Peter Bowles, Belinda Lang, Kim Medcalf, Dan Stevens, Charles Edwards, William Chubb, Olivia Darnley, Lin BlakleyTheatre Royal, Haymarket, London It's 1920s rural Eng ...
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Avenue Q - Review

Posted in Reviews on June, 11 2006 8:44 AM

OK, let me be honest. This isn't a review of the currently-previewing-in-the-West-End Avenue Q; I haven't seen it. I'm going to - but I haven't yet. However, as I am a public-spirited kind of a ...
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Book - Alan Bennett Unfinished Tales

Posted in Reviews on April, 30 2006 8:42 AM

Alan Bennett has, since the 1960's, been a byword for carefully crafted and well written satire, for excellent play writing and for a very English style of comedy. An original cast member of Bey ...
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Worst Case Scenario - Weddings

Posted in Reviews on April, 12 2006 7:41 AM

This book offers a curious mix of extremely useful and pertinent advice for anyone seeking to get married, mixed up with some very odd suggestions and sly nods For example, a list of Things You ...
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Theatre Review - Jump

Posted in Reviews on February, 19 2006 4:30 PM

At the Peacock Theatre, London until Feb 26th. Old Grandfather! Drunken Uncle! Fierce Father! Dangerous Guy! Cute Girl! Fighting Mother! No, not the candidates for the Liberal Democrat Par ...
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Book Review - That Was The Satire That Was

Posted in Reviews on January, 25 2006 5:44 PM

The satire boom of the 1960's explained, to put it briefly. Somewhere between a history and a celebration of all that very British form of comedy - taking the mickey out of those in power when t ...
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Book Review: Thud! by Terry Pratchett

Posted in Reviews on January, 05 2006 12:06 PM

Koom Valley holds important significance in the history of Discworld. So important that not only is it a place but its name can be used to infer a time and a sentiment that can be carried hundre ...
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