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The House: A comedy with serious, underlying themes

The new comedy by Neighbours director Andrew Jay Cohen deals with some very serious and very true themes and issues in modern day society. Director: Andrew Jay Cohen Writers: Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brian Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeremy Renner Running time: 88mins Certificate: 15 Release date: June 30 The House is […]

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Little Voice: funny, moving stage adaptation

The stage adaptation of the hit 1998 Michael Caine movie of the same name doesn’t fail to keep you entertained. Director: Paul Robinson Writer: Jim Cartwright Starring: Polly Lister, Serena Manteghi, Sean McKenzie, Laura Crowhurst, Gurjeet Singh, Sion Tudor Owen Running Until: August 19 Theatre: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Although I have seen the movie […]

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Music

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe ‘Together Again’ concert – wet but fantastic

Never have I been so wet in my entire life watching the two West End stars perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. The rain was relentless and unstoppable but that didn’t make the evening any less enjoyable – plus the beer coat helped. Performing brilliant theatre hits including Music of the Night from Phantom of […]

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Interview: Jason Mantzoukas speaks about working with Jeremy Renner in The House

Jason Mantzoukas speaks to me about working on his new comedy The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. His character Frank is a sex and gambling addict but is loveable. What drew you to the role of Frank? Firstly it is a really funny script and role. The idea that I could work with […]

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Interview: Andrew Jay Cohen talks tuition fees, working for Will Ferrell and inspirations for The House

I had the chance to interview filmmaker Andrew Jay Cohen about his latest film The House starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Jason Mantzoukas. He spoke about getting inspiration for the film and working the great cast. Where did you get inspiration for this film? When I was young I always playing poker and as […]

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Music

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies talks reviving the band, their US popularity and performing at the London Palladium

I had the honour of interviewing Colin Blunstone from The Zombies. He spoke about their upcoming gig at the London Palladium and the truth behind the spelling of Odessy in their hit album Odessy and Oracle. You’re playing at the London Palladium in September, are you excited? Very excited. I think it’s wonderful to be […]

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Theatre Reviews

Annie: A perfect production to escape the horrors of the world

In a world where terror threats are every which way it’s nice to know there are places you can escape from reality and the West End production of Annie makes you forget your troubles for 2 hours. Director: Nikolai Foster Writer: Thomas Meehan Starring: Miranda Hart, Alex Bourne, Madeleine Hayes, Jonny Fines, Holly Dale Spencer […]

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Wonder Woman: Saves the world and saves the franchise

Following the poorly received contributions to the DC External Universe franchise it is always worrying when you sit in the cinema waiting to watch the next instalment hoping it won’t be as bad as the previous and Wonder Woman shines a fresh new light on the movies. Director: Patty Jenkins Writer: Geoff Johns Starring: Gal […]