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King Lear - Holy Trinity Church Guildford

What a rollercoaster of a ride the small but effective Guildford Shakespeare Company must have had with their King Lear. The elation of securing national treasure Brian Blessed in the title role must have felt as though all of their Christmases had come at once. 590 more words

Theatre Scribbler

Are Nettles Related To Kettles?

Look at those two right there. Look at them! Two words with an almighty similarity, other than their opening letters, whom must most surely be related in the grand scheme of things. 274 more words


Brian Blessed withdraws from King Lear production

Brian Blessed has withdrawn from the production of King Lear at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford due to ill health.

Blessed collapsed during one of the early performances of the show, and has now been advised by his doctor not to continue in the role. 59 more words

News In Pictures

Space 1999: Aliens Are Jerks

Space: 1999 taught me two valuable lessons. The first is that space is depressing and best represented by the color taupe. The second is that, with few exceptions, aliens are jerks. 3,236 more words

Film & TV

The Show Has Gone On

I’ve been looking forward to the BBC adaptation of ‘Wolf Hall’ for a long time.¬† Having read the books soon after they came out and reviewed them on this blog: 302 more words


Brian Blessed collapses on stage - but still manages to finish performance after a cuppa

Actor Brian Blessed left the audience at his latest production stunned after he collapsed on stage mid-show – only to return 20 minutes later and pick up where he left off. 237 more words