The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,” Kurt Vonnegut once said, and comedy isn’t short of examples, from Ricky Gervais playing a... [Read More]
The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,” Kurt Vonnegut once said, and comedy isn’t short of examples, from Ricky Gervais playing a... [Read More]
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me review – Ab Fab gags and Trump tales
Birmingham Symphony HallThe veteran comic’s enduring ability to captivate a crowd saves a best-of evening that occasionally descends into tediumThey’re a real pop-will-eat-itself phenomenon, these live shows by TV personalities. As with Griff Rhys Jones a few months back, so now with Joa... [Read More]
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me review – Ab Fab gags and Trump tales
Birmingham Symphony HallThe veteran comic’s enduring ability to captivate a crowd saves a best-of evening that occasionally descends into tediumThey’re a real pop-will-eat-itself phenomenon, these live shows by TV personalities. As with Griff Rhys Jones a few months back, so now with Joa... [Read More]
Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd: 'Laughter? It's about survival. It’s about living'
After her standup success and podcast about death, the comic’s next step was obvious: starring in a cancer-ward romcom It wasn’t, I assume, the toughest decision in the history of casting. Who you gonna call, Finborough theatre, to star in your new play about a comedian and improviser gr... [Read More]
Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd: 'Laughter? It's about survival. It’s about living'
After her standup success and podcast about death, the comic’s next step was obvious: starring in a cancer-ward romcom It wasn’t, I assume, the toughest decision in the history of casting. Who you gonna call, Finborough theatre, to star in your new play about a comedian and improviser gr... [Read More]
Vulcan 7 review – the Young Ones meet again as old dinosaurs
Cambridge Arts theatreAdrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer write and star in a Beckettian comedy about two past-it thesps making a sci-fi film on the edge of a volcanoOnce they were The Young Ones; now they’re “a couple of old dinosaurs”. The tectonic plates have shifted and Adrian Ed... [Read More]
Vulcan 7 review – the Young Ones meet again as old dinosaurs
Cambridge Arts theatreAdrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer write and star in a Beckettian comedy about two past-it thesps making a sci-fi film on the edge of a volcanoOnce they were The Young Ones; now they’re “a couple of old dinosaurs”. The tectonic plates have shifted and Adrian Ed... [Read More]