Monthly Archives for October 2011

Matilda – the original review!

Everyone’s talking about Matilda. Quite right too. Am gleefully recommending it to everyone; feeling desperately sorry for anyone who can’t get decent seats right now and genuinely delighted that such a corker of a new musical is now previewing in … Continue reading

28. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Downton Nigel is no Basket Case!

With Coronation Street and Downton Abbey catapulting him back into the limelight, Nigel Havers has gone back to theatre for a new play. Basket Case is from the pen of Nick Fisher, who wrote Manchild for television, and was commissioned … Continue reading

28. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Review: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Curve (Leicester)

Ken Kesey’s now-iconic tale of a maverick patient faking insanity at an asylum to avoid prison throws up all kinds of questions about mental health, control and the way patients are treated. And director Michael Buffong’s production at Curve keeps … Continue reading

21. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Loving those Mad Men

Mad Men. We can’t get enough. Whether it’s the hit American TV show set in an ad agency, the smash hit tour of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III, or the fantastic new production of One Flew Over the … Continue reading

20. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Review: Top Hat, touring

Tip-top tap and the golden age of the silver screen make this world premiere production a winner. Although a 20-minute trim would make it perfect. The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Top Hat has finally made it to the … Continue reading

13. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Clock Ticking for Cuckoo

AUSSIE actor Michael Beckley is in cloud cuckooland. He admits that having been offered the famed Jack Nicholson part in a new stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, he walked the streets for a couple of hours thinking … Continue reading

13. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Britain’s Got Bhangra

The People’s Favourite Musical in last year’s Off West End Awards is back with a bhangra! Britain’s Got Bhangra is enjoying a short UK tour and with a rags-to-riches story of hero Twinkle, who wants to be a star, it’s … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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Christmas with Glenda Mitchell?

Former EastEnder Glynis Barber isn’t resting on her laurels. Since leaving Albert Square as controversial Glenda Mitchell she’s been touring the country in Alan Ayckbourn’s Seasons Greetings as well as launching her wellbeing dvd for the Body in Balance channel … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by lizzbrain
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