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Bed of Roses (1996, Michael Goldenberg)

A couple immediate thoughts occurred to me as Bed of Roses started. First, is it a good idea to be watching Bed of Roses? (Spoiler: no, it’s not). 396 more words


Layer Cake (2005)

A cocaine distributor who enjoys a low profile finds himself hunted by Serbian drug dealers after doing business with an inept gang of crooks.

Comparisons with Guy Ritchie are inevitable and the rather overly broadly played “Duke” and his crew invite such comparisons, but the rest of the film is quite a more sophisticated and measured affair. 133 more words


Mad Max Fury Road (George Miller 2015)

and so anyway it turns out that the best thing  about Mad Max Fury Road (2015), George Miller’s hilariously overblown and rather sandy remake of… 136 more words


Who's The Daddy?


The REP, Birmingham, Tuesday 3rd May, 2016


Florian Zeller’s hit play comes to Brum in this sharp translation by Christopher Hampton.  It begins as a seemingly naturalistic portrayal of forgetful old man Andre (Kenneth Cranham) being visited by his daughter Anne (Amanda Drew).  319 more words

Theatre Review

The Father ~ Birmingham Repertory Theatre

A phenomenal and innovative piece which it would have been a travesty to have missed. Actor, Kenneth Cranham demonstrated just why he won that Best Actor award at this year’s Olivier Awards. 362 more words


The Father (Richmond Theatre)

Florian Zeller’s emotional and difficult play, translated into English by Christopher Hampton, had its UK premiere in October 2014 at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Since then it has been to London on three occasions, and in all its versions Kenneth Cranham has been the cornerstone of the cast as André, the eighty-year old whose life starts to fracture because of the Alzheimer’s which causes his memory to fail.  510 more words


The Father - Hall For Cornwall (Review)

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

Writer: Florian Zeller
Translator: Christopher Hampton

Director: James Macdonald

The one-act French play,  that has become more apparent to British theatre after its recent West End run and success at the 2016 Oliviers, with Kenneth Cranham collecting Best Actor, heightens audiences’ attention to a chronic illness even more than expected by the time the house lights fade. 281 more words