Category Archives: Rants about Theatre

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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Get Schooled

Another day, another play… and another gorgeous redheaded actress (or two) to fawn over! This time it’s The School for Scandal at the Barbican Theatre, London, starring Katherine Parkinson as ‘Lady Teazle’, and co-starring Vicki Pepperdine as ‘Mrs. Candour’. Hotcha! … Continue reading

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Job Dun

Ace Scottish actress Siobhan Redmond has been attracting rave reviews for her star turn in a sequel to Macbeth, currently playing at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Written by David Greig and directed by Roxana Silbert, Dunsinane is a political … Continue reading

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Precious Little Olivia

Apparently Olivia Hallinan (of Sugar Rush and Lark Rise fame) is starring in a new play right now called Precious Little Talent (Trafalgar Studios 2, London), April 5th – April 30th. To quote the press release: “Precious Little Talentis the … Continue reading

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Snaps To Smith (Again)

Apparently Legally Blonde: The Musical won three big prizes at the fancy-schmancy Laurence Olivier theater awards this Sunday, leaving Andrew Lloyd Webber choking on its dust, as his seven nominations came to naught and he went home empty-handed. Hah-ha! To be fair … Continue reading

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Snaps to Smith

As we all know, awards are meaningless… except when they’re given to the right people, and we plebs get to goggle at the celebs who get all gussied-up for the ceremony! Sadly, I’m having a hard time finding any decent … Continue reading

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“Your Mama Too!”

Daphne and Celeste were, with all due respect, not the greatest singers in the world. They didn’t have perfect pitch, or an operatic range, but they did have something that even Simon Cowell can’t buy you… they had personality. And, … Continue reading

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The Merry Pole

Ah, I do love sites like Daylife.com, which conveniently save geeks like myself all the time and trouble of tracking down celeb news and reviews by doing the (virtual) leg-work for us. Today a random whim led me to reviews … Continue reading

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Amara Karan as “Rita”

In a former life, the British/Sri Lankan actress known as Amara Karan earned a 2:1 in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and spent two years working in mergers and acquisitions in the City. She’d always loved acting though, … Continue reading

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Alanna Ubach as “Mesquita”

Last week I watched Freeway, a rather bleak, black comedy based on Little Red Riding Hood, but set in modern times. Reese Witherspoon stars as the lost girl, doing her best to evade a wolfish serial killer (played by Keifer … Continue reading

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