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Monthly Archives: December 2006

A lot of people

The BSC will have entertained 70,000 people this Christmas at The Old Rep and The Bloomsbury. That seems like an awful lot of people! Time Out reckoned KENSUKE’S KINGDOM was “a class act” which may have helped sell a few tickets! We were characterised as “the reliable BSC”. And that I suppose is the secret [...]
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Date for your diary

The press night for PROOF at The Arts Theatre is 19 February at 7pm! As a blog afficionado, just email me to receive a concession priced ticket of £15. neal@birminghamstage.net And see you there!
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Little Miss Sunshine

If you haven’t seen this film, I would highly recommend it. I have not laughed in a cinema like this since A Fish Called Wanda! It’s a glorious film with an extraordinary performance from a young Abigail Breslin. Quite the best thing I’ve seen for a long time! PORGY & BESS was a disappointment. A [...]
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Kevin Spacey

Whatever MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN was like when it opened, it doesn’t feel like it’s worn well. It took a while to work out what might have happened, but the principal relationships seem wrong. There’s an over-riding familiarity between everyone and hence no tension, no mystery, no tentativeness, no fear – there are a group [...]
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Great holidays

This year has been fantastic in many ways – and the last ten days have been as good as any. Three days in New York, then three days with Luke Rhinehart in the gorgeous Hudson countryside of woods and lakes, two days in magnificent Washington, then a final day in New York. Standing on the [...]
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New York

I seem to be getting around this year! Now it’s New York to see David Auburn (author of PROOF) and then my wonderful friends Luke Rhinehart (author of The Dice Man) and his wife Ann. I’ve already seen good theatre and bad theatre. Who would have guessed Julianne Moore could be so awful in David [...]
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