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Monthly Archive: March 2024

Wonka is a chocolate box of delights

Director Paul King is the man behind the Paddington movies, so we have every right to expect great things from Wonka, and his trademark whimsy has certain certainly been put to good use again. The… read more
Posted in Film

Top Marks for Top Girls

Roughcast Theatre's focus on classic texts - over half of their productions in the last ten years have been Shakespearean - has inevitably meant that the lion's share of significant parts on offer favoured male… read more
Posted in Theatre

Hamlet gone for a burton

Jack Thorne’s play is about rehearsals for a play that is staged as if were a rehearsal of Hamlet, which features Hamlet staging a play. The fact that The Motive and The Cue recently transferred… read more
Posted in Theatre

A Final Curtain Call for Caine and Jackson

  Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson bring their considerable acting skills to bear on The Great Escaper, a simple, heart-warming story of a D-day veteran who "escapes" to France to attend the 70th… read more
Posted in Film

Radio Brought to life on Stage

The Crime and Comedy Theatre Company benefit from a number of familiar faces (and voices) to draw in an audience, with Colin Baker - best known for his playing of the Doctor during the classic… read more
Posted in Theatre

Come and see the violence inherent in the system

They say the necessity is the mother of invention, and I doubt there's a better exemplar of the maxim than Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a film that, as the posters said at the… read more
Posted in Comedy, Film

Café Culture at the Corn Hall

I can imaging it might come as a surprise that an evening of Balkan gypsy jazz tunes could fill the Corn Hall to bursting, but it wouldn't  to anyone who had previously spent time in… read more
Posted in Uncategorised

A Fabulous Theatrical Feast

Rob John's sharply written Hollyhock Trilogy benefits hugely from the acting talent of Dawn Finnerty and Robin McLoughlin, who both breathe life into the characters sketched out in three separate mini-plays focusing on loneliness, loss… read more
Posted in Theatre

An Unlikely tale of Contrition and Kindness

Adapted from Rachel Joyce’s bestselling novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a deceptively simple tale of a man that walks the length of England, imagining that the act itself will prevent an old friend… read more
Posted in Film

A Word to the Wise from Charlie Haylock

If a history of our spoken language doesn't sound like your idea of a fun night out, then I have to assume you've never spent time in the company of Charlie Haylock. Combining an encyclopaedic… read more
Posted in Word