Category Archives: Rants about Theatre

Wooden Horses, Ahoy! (Pt. 1)

[Contains hastily spilt rum and SPOILERS!!!] The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended with a bumper-length finale, which went some way to making up for the disappointingly-short premiere… and coincidentally (?), both of these bookending episodes contained meh-worthy scenes … Continue reading

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A Bright Lady

This week’s episode (#1.4) of Upstart Crow saw ‘Shakespeare’ (David Mitchell) completing the last of his 154 sonnets, and electing to present the finished pieces to his twin muses, commonly known as the “fair youth” and the “dark lady”. When … Continue reading

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Cunk Tease

Apparently today marks the 400-year anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the alleged author* of some of the greatest plays ever written in the English language. To mark the occasion, the BBC wisely commissioned ace presenter/pundit ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane … Continue reading

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Cyranoes

Although the reviews for Southwark Playhouse’s all-female production of Cyrano de Bergerac have been rather mixed (to put it politely), there was plenty praise for Kathryn Hunter‘s performance in the title role, and several critics also singled out her co-star Ellie Kendrick: … Continue reading

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Snowy Siblings?

Believe it or not, I’ve honestly been trying to pace myself when it comes to obsessing over Ellie Kendrick, and was hoping to go a couple more posts before mentioning her again… but then someone went and asked her about the popular Game of Thrones … Continue reading

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Road Runner

Doing my weekly Google News trawl, I was excited to read that ABC Family had ordered a pilot for a new drama series created by Karen DiConcetto and Bert V. Royal (who’s probably best known for writing teen comedy Easy … Continue reading

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Snooki’s Lament

On a random nostalgia kick I gave Daphne & Celeste a quick Google this morning, and felt a weird sense of pride when I saw how high this blog ranked in the search results… then I felt a stab of … Continue reading

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