Bury Fair (theatre review) ★★★★★

BURY FAIR by THOMAS SHADWELL ran for two shows at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, in late April, with a cast and creative team from LAMDA. Bury Fair is one of 18 plays written by the 17th century English dramatist and poet laureate, Thomas Shadwell. Educated as a boy in Bury St Edmunds, this witty… Continue reading Bury Fair (theatre review) ★★★★★


Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE (film review) ★★★★☆

ALAN BENNETT'S DIARIES LIVE was broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 16/11/2016, followed by a live Q&A with the writer at his local library in Primrose Hill.   This 70-minute documentary takes a candid look into the life and mind of Alan Bennett, following him to New York, where he shot to fame in… Continue reading Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE (film review) ★★★★☆

Napoleon Dynamite, 2004 (film review)

Napoleon Dynamite is an off the wall, bizarre comedy set in Idaho which follows the misadventures of Napoleon (John Heder), a fuzzy-haired, uncharismatic teenage boy, his equally strange family and his friend, Pedro (Efrem Ramirez). Although billed as a comedy, there are no punchlines, no carefully crafted verbal or visual jokes - its humour stems purely from… Continue reading Napoleon Dynamite, 2004 (film review)

Rhiannon Reviews 80s films: Heathers (1988)

In this new series of reviews, I will be revisiting 1980s film classics as well as some lesser known works; and what better film to start with than Heathers? Nearly 25 years on, Daniel Waters's screenplay remains a cult classic - dark, funny, surreal, and above all... "very". Heathers is set in Westenburg High School, Ohio,… Continue reading Rhiannon Reviews 80s films: Heathers (1988)