Monthly Archives: February 2015
Stuart is immersed in The English and Their History by Robert Tombs.
Jo enjoyed the Channel 4 documentary The Secret Life of Four Year Olds. Good to know that extroverts don’t make the best team-members when it comes to building a base.
We’ve both laughed at Asylum on BBC4. Congrats to Peter Bowden and Thom Phipps for a witty script.
And at Kingsman.
Post-BAFTAs but pre-Oscars, here are the 2015 Film Devoniads:
Most Annoying Film: Birdman
Most Haunting Film: Foxcatcher
Best Documentary: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Best Cameo: Lorelei Linklater doing her Britney Spears impression in Boyhood.
Feelgood Movie: Paddington
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Inspired by the BAFTAs and the Oscars, here are the Theatre Devoniads 2015:
Best Performance: Helen McCrory for Medea
Best Theatrical Networking: Premiere of Wolf Hall at RSC Stratford with Hilary Mantel in the audience giving approval.
Most Thought-Provoking Production: James Graham’s Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse.
Most Surprising and Delightful: The Knight of the Burning Pestle at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Most Uncomfortable and Back-Ache-Making: The Knight of the Burning Pestle at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Most Disappointing Night in the Theatre: A Small Family Business at The National.
Best Design: Fathers and Sons at The Donmar Warehouse.
Best Play for All Ages: Shakespeare in Love in the West End.
Best Musical Experience: Kiss Me Kate at the Proms.
Best Theatrical Event: Rona Munro’s The James Plays at the National.
Best Speech: Sofie Grabol in The James Plays on the Scots.