Category Archives: Comedy
Edge-of-the-seat first episode of latest series of “Line of Duty” with working mother Thandie Newton.
Delightful, laugh-a-minute androgynous Twelfth Night at The National with Tamsin Greig starring as Mrs.Danvers-like Malvolia and Doon McKichan’s tuneful Feste.
Loved @bastilledan’s band set at our weekend @FestivalNo6 despite mud and torrential rain. Portmeirion a revelation.
Visiting Duomos, Castles and Baptistries in Emilia-Romagna. Seba Pezzani’s set also rained out – but fun.
@AmyShindler’s thought-provoking, action-packed, sparky play Burning Bridges @theatre503 https://theatre503.com/whats-on/burning-bridges/
Jo is producing this new 6 part drama series for CPL Productions for ITV – Brief Encounters. Set in Sheffield in 1982, it follows the fortunes of a group of women who start holding Ann Summers Parties to make ends meet.
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.
Great to visit the newly-renovated Liverpool Everyman, winner of the Stirling Prize, for a BBC North event. celebrating Puppy Love and Moving On.
Puppy Love started airing this week (10pm BBC4 on a Thursday night.
The sublime Kate Duchene and Sarah Ridgeway (who did great work in The Making of a Lady) in Kate Mitchell’s The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic.
Rona Munro’s superb trilogy of James plays at The Olivier – “could be the finest history plays ever penned” (Dominic Cavendish)
Hugely enjoyable Shakespeare in Love. We challenge anyone to say they didn’t enjoy themselves watching this.
Strictly Come Dancing hotting up with Sunetra Sarker (superb in Eps 4 and 6 of Puppy Love) still in the running.