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Monthly Archive: November 2023

Sprowston Boy is a winner

In the mid 80s, salesman Geoff Whiting and coal merchant Kenny Blanch bought a racehorse and named it after the road they both grew up on. The horse went on to romp home ahead of… read more
Posted in Theatre

In the Barbie world life in plastic is fantastic

Greta Gerwig's surprisingly subversive movie about the eponymous Barbie, in all her weird and wonderful incarnations, stars Margot Robbie in a role that she was surely born into, as Stereotypical Barbie. Her stereotypical pal Ken,… read more
Posted in Film

A Timely reminder of the horrors of conflict

It was nearly one hundred years ago that RC Sherriff's extraordinary treatise on life in the trenches was first performed in the West End. And yet, in both its language and sensibilities, Roughcast's staging of… read more
Posted in Theatre

Return of the Romcom

Shekhar Kapur, probably best known as the director of Elizabeth returns after an extended period with the  romcom What’s Love Got to Do with It? It's the sort of fun, frothy and good-natured romp that… read more
Posted in Film

Julian Dutton salutes John Le Mesurier

Julian Dutton's tribute to John Le Mesurier, the actor best known for his role in Dad's Army, was an affectionate but candid look at the life of a man that met triumph and disaster, and… read more
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Caulfield covers Kangaroos and Coat hangers

Diss Station isn't really in Diss, observed Jo Caulfield, and I suppose if you've come all the way from Edinburgh by train, it must feel quite a slog from Gilray Road to the Corn Hall.… read more
Posted in Comedy

A fitting Swan Song for Ken Loach

In collaboration with his regular screenwriter, Paul Laverty, Ken Loach has completed a loose trilogy around the themes of poverty and austerity with The Old Oak, a film which he has signalled will be his… read more
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