Theatre Review: The Comeback, Noel Coward Theatre
Comeback is definitely the right word here. This had barely opened in December before it closed due to lockdown. Now, this piece that started out as a modest Edinburgh Fringe show way back in 2018,... more
Review: Please Help, BBC Three/iPlayer
You might recognise Lucy Pearman from her work with Spencer Jones in The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk and Mister Winner. Or you might not. You might even have seen her at the Edinburgh Fringe... more
Film Review: In The Earth
Film-maker Ben Wheatley has always had a penchant for the pagan. I was watching one of his early films, Kill List, over the weekend and despite it being a violent film about contemporary hit men... more
TV Review: Inside No 9 – Last Night Of The Proms
This excellent series finished on a high note with Last Night of the Proms, which kind of had everything from farcical laughs to brutal violence to political subtext.The scene was set as a clan... more
Live Review: Musical Comedy Awards Final 2020, Bloomsbury Theatre
As we stagger back towards post-pandemic normality it was good to see the Musical Comedy Awards Final return to the Bloomsbury Theatre. A small socially distanced audience got to sit in the venue.... more
Review: Feel Good, Netflix
The second series of Feel Good, Mae Martin and Joe Hampson’s metafictional comedy-drama (dramedy?) leapt back onto Netflix on Friday. Those with willpower, or busy lives, might manage eke out... more
Review: Bo Burnham – Inside, Netflix
Perhaps you can tell a person by what they did during lockdown. I decanted all of my herbs and spices into matching jars. Bo Burnham made a Netflix special all on his own. Different strokes I guess.... more
TV Review: Motherland, BBC2
I'd slightly gone off Motherland in series two. It has started off so well with Liz (Diane Morgan) talking about keeping cheese in the freezer in the very first outing. Maybe after this it got too... more
Live Review: Matt Forde's Political Party, Garrick Theatre
Matt Forde was quick to say how glad he was to be appearing at the Garrick after being away for so long and his audience was pretty happy too. Forde's Political Party shows in which he grills... more
Live Review: (Yes, A Live Review): Angel Comedy, The Bill Murray, N1
An enduring comedy trivia question is who did the first UK arena comedy performance? People will usually say it was Baddiel and Newman when they played Wembley Arena in 1993. But smug, insufferable... more
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