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Curtain Call

Member Since 07 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2013 12:23 PM

#263926 Vicious

Posted Curtain Call on 01 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Why does everything on TV or at the theatre have to involve contemporary culture- by which I presume you mean appeal to young people? Hello- but the world does not revolve around young people!
I pay a licence fee like anyone else- so why should new programmes have to appeal just to the "yoof" market? I personally found it funny, along with the following programme Job Lot- OK they cannot replace the drama of Broadchurch- but for goodness sake people- make up your own minds about something instead of waiting for a review to come out you before you watch something.

You do realise there is the technology now if you go on Iplayer or Catchup and  start watching and don't like it - they have invented a stop button.

#263858 The Play That Goes Wrong- Trafalgar Studios

Posted Curtain Call on 30 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

Just seen this tonight- it was hilarious. I am actually exhausted from laughing so much. It is on at the Trafalgar studios- formerly Whitehall theatre- home of the Brian Rix farces- and they have done him proud. Its a mixture of Noises Off and other Ayckbourn farces mixed in with a bit of Python, Austentatious the Musical and the reduced version of 39 steps.

Anyway- if you want a rib tickler in an intimate venue ( very up close and personal) this is for you. If you want to make a night of it I can recommend the soup and pudding deal for £6.10 down in the Cafe Crypt of St Martins nearby.

WOS have an offer on- see below

http://www.whatsonst...Goes Wrong.html

If for some reason you don't find it funny- which I seriously doubt- you will surely be infected with everyone else's laughter.
It brought back happy memories of real life theatre mishaps I have witnessed over the years. My personal favourite was when I was watching Romeo and Juliet and Romeo couldn't find his poison bottle!

Have fun.

#263158 Idina Menzel & Friends At The Hackney Empire: 24Th April

Posted Curtain Call on 24 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Wasn't it magical Brumclub! Best night out I have had at the theatre this year- and I thought I wouldnt top Once easily so it was a real treat that Declan sang Leave and the duet Falling Slowly with Idina. I was on the front row of the gallery so have come home with sore knees and backache but worth it to experience her brilliance live once more. Now I have to find out how I can record it off the radio on Friday night!