Category Archives: Rants about Theatre

Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (8/22)

Just a note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – Gayle posted a video for her acerbic new single “Indieedgycool”, to herald the release of her forthcoming E.P., A Study of the … Continue reading

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Rant: “The Kids in the Hall” + “Comedy Punks” (2022)

Back in May, cult/classic/iconic Canadian sketch-show The Kids in the Hall returned for a new (sixth) season, after an absence of, uh, almost three decades now (not counting the 2010 mini-series, Death Comes to Town)! Thankfully the “Kids” themselves were … Continue reading

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Happy Batday!

Apparently today marks the 80th Anniversary of Batman’s first published appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (1939)*, courtesy of creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger… since then he’s become pretty much ubiquitous across all media, and all age-groups, and I say … Continue reading

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BFCC 3/19

Once more unto the (geeky) breach, dear friends… I booked my ticket for last weekend’s Film & Comic Con when Indira Varma was still listed as a guest, but sadly she cancelled due to “work commitments”, for the second time … Continue reading

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GothWatch: Cameron’s Cosmo Cosplay!

Dove Cameron recently appeared as the lead in a sorta-jukebox-musical adaptation of Clueless, so apparently someone at Cosmopolitan had the bright idea to invite her in for a photoshoot where she dressed up as various “teen queen” movie heroines, from Clueless’s … Continue reading

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Game Of Phones

Apparently Ellie Kendrick (aka England’s Sweetheart) can currently be seen treading the boards in Gloria, a satirical office-based dramedy running at London’s Hampstead Theatre, alongside former GoT co-star Kae Alexander. This Pulitzer-Prize-nominated play depicts the frustrations of the junior editorial … Continue reading

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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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