Monthly Archives: May 2013

100-Word Review: “Merrily We Roll Along” at Harold Pinter Theatre

The sign of a good Sondheim production is when you’re not terrified for the actors. The complex and twisted lyrics, overlapping story and emotional beats, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them plot details: it’s a juggling act. “Merrily”, a tragedy wrapped up in laughs, unfolds … Continue reading

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“The Name Of The Doctor” – Doctor Who

A few months ago I was forcibly egging on my Masters class to give a breakdown of the different types of television that there can be. Breaking down the basics of the goggle box shows into various categories: serialized, procedural, … Continue reading

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“Nightmare In Silver” – Doctor Who

On Saturday I had a very strange experience. For the first time I got to see a production of one of my own scripts, but one that I wasn’t involved in in any real way. I wrote the script, obviously, … Continue reading

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Countdown To Countdown: The Moorlines Of Destiny

Giles, you sly bitch. I’ve stayed relatively silent since my appearance on the weird and wonderful game show that is Countdown, partially because I’m a blogger and half of blogging is screaming “I SHOULD REALLY BLOG TODAY” while falling asleep … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Star Trek: Into Darkness”

I expected a solid action flick, not a Star Trek film, and was proven correct when Kirk and co. crapped all over the Prime Directive in the first twenty seconds. What makes “Into Darkness” work, though, is largely what made … Continue reading

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Eva Gore-Booth, The Great Forgotten Woman Of Irish History

If you say the name Countess Markievicz to anyone in Ireland, they’ll nod their head appreciatively — or at the very least get that mild eyebrow twitch where they recognize a name. In the Irish rebellion of 1916, the Countess … Continue reading

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“The Crimson Horror” – Doctor Who

Dame Diana Rigg. I tell you, that girl’s career is really taking off. After thoroughly enjoying Rigg tearing things up as Grandmother Tyrell in Game Of Thrones these past few weeks, here she brings the sass with much more creep … Continue reading

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