Can you tell us about Her Name was Carmen? Why did you decide to create a contemporary spin on a classical piece?
As a mother of a young child I was struck by the number of children that are caught up in the refugee crisis. This shocked me and I knew I had to do something for them. As we are a ballet theatre, ballet is our tool. Continue reading “An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova”
“Bigger, deeper, louder.”
After seeing ‘Walk It Home’, the new film about Beirut blues band, The Wanton Bishops, I was at a loss to describe it. Quasi-documentary, the film shows ‘the day(s) in the life’ of Nader Mansour and Eddy Ghossein as they travel around the Mississippi Delta. Continue reading “Film Review: Walk It Home”
Buttercup Bill is billed as a “Southern Gothic Romance”. It is the first production of Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s new outfit Blonde to Black Pictures, set to be released in the UK August 2015. It is also a debut feature from New York film makers Remy Bennett – who also stars in the film – and Emilie Richard-Froozan. Continue reading “Film Review: Buttercup Bill”
Interview with Lucy Pickles, who plays the leading role of Margrit, in ‘The Feast of Solhaug’ at the Baron’s Court Theatre in London.
Q: How does it feel to star in the English-language premier of The Feast at Solhaug?
A: It’s very exciting for all of us – we are officially making history this evening on our opening night.
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50 Shades of Yawn
The most anti-climactic film ever, this pastiche of sensuality must surely be a reflection on a generation given to vicarious rather than physical pleasures.
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Do you remember the Backstreet Boys? I do, just. But not like this.
In this new documentary titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, centered on the Backstreet Boys’ 20th Anniversary Tour, we see the Backstreet Boys as we’ve never seen them before. Gone are the youthful, boyish looks and energy and in their place, neuroses, petulance, trick knees and raw, unchecked emotion.
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