Celebrities seem to have their lives together for the most part. Still, many people are quick to point out that celebs tend to have difficulty with relationships due to the stress of their lifestyles. Some celebs have managed to have a great relationship or marriage, though, and we’re going to take a look at some of the best ones. Continue reading “Top married celebrities who discovered the secrets of happy relationships”
Giles Terera is certainly keeping busy. His debut play just had its radio premiere, he’s been performing his one-man show (that I missed) and now he’s got a book and podcast series about the show that launched him to Olivier-winning success, Hamilton.
1st July sees the publication of Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal through Nick Hern Books, and it promises to be an honest and thrilling account of life inside Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit, musical Hamilton which opened in London’s West End in December 2017 and won a record-equaling seven Olivier Awards. Continue reading “News: Giles Terera readies a book and a podcast about Hamilton”
Katherine Kelly’s lead performance is excellent but I’m not sure there’s enough here to justify reviving Innocent into an anthology series
“Everything they stole from me, I want it all back”
Three years after its first series, Matthew Arlidge and Chris Lang’s Innocent returns to ITV, re-emerging as an anthology series. So we’re now in the Lake District, focusing on the murder of 16-year-old Matty Taylor for which teacher Sally Wright has done several years inside. Five years down the line, new evidence has exonerated her and laced with vengeance, she returns to Keswick to reclaim what she believes is hers.
Initially, it’s an intriguing twist on the format as Katherine Kelly plays Sally with all the spikiness and rough edges that you would expect from someone who believes they’ve been wrongfully imprisoned. Removing children from the equation, which instantly created sympathy for Season 1’s ‘victim’ David, there’s a more visceral sense of injustice permeating this narrative, which is paired with Kelly’s impassive forthrightness as Sally. Continue reading “TV Review: Innocent (Series 2)”
Julie Hesmondhalgh and Laura Fraser shine in The Pact, an excellent ensemble drama which twists and turns to its final beat
“This is Wales Gwen, not Los Angeles”
Ooh, well this was fun. Julie Hesmondhalgh has slowly but surely developed into the kind of actor I want to watch in everything she does. Her latest project started on BBC1 a couple of weeks ago but such is the way things are done these days, you can stream all six episodes of The Pact on the iPlayer now.
Written by Pete McTighe, it’s a murderous drama set by in a mid-Wales community where everyone knows each other. So much so that it’s best not to commit a major crime as your husband might end up being the one to investigates it. Such is the case for Laura Fraser’s Anna who, along with her best pals Nancy (Hesmondhalgh), Cat (Heledd Gwynn) and Louie (Eiry Thomas), plays a prank on their entitled a-hole of a boss, the ramifications of which unfold in ways which no-one could imagine. Continue reading “TV Review: The Pact (BBC1)”
Producers Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson have announced a production of Carmel Dean’s song cycle, entitled Well-Behaved Women, to be performed at Cadogan Hall on 3rd September and directed by none other than Julie Atherton. The show explores how the behaviours and attitudes of leading ladies throughout history have changed the world today and thus features the likes of Boudicca, Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene.
The line-up features Maisey Bawden as Lady Liberty, Anna-Jane Casey as Billie Jean King and Janet Armstrong, Janie Dee as Eleanor Roosevelt, Nicole Raquel Dennis as Eve, Hiba Elchikhe plays Cleopatra and Malala Yousafzai, Kerry Ellis as Boudicca, Gabriela García as Frida Kahlo, Cassidy Janson as Virginia Woolf, Rachel John as Maya Angelou, Linda John-Pierre as Harriet Tubman and Rachael Wooding as Mary Magdalene.
Adam Blanshay Productions’ renowned The Theatre Channel is back with a jam-packed Rodgers and Hammerstein special. Embracing the return of live theatre, the episode is a co-production with Regent’s Park Open AirTheatre ahead of their unique take on the classic Carousel this summer.
This brand new partnership will feature an exclusive sneak peek into the making of the upcoming production of Carousel, including behind-the scenes rehearsal footage with Natasha May Thomas and choreographer Drew McOnie. This al fresco hit tells a tragic tale with songs that will stay with you for a lifetime. Continue reading “News: The Theatre Channel visits Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre”
I loved the Guardian’s deep dives into their theatre photo archives, so glad to see one pop up to celebrate the career of Ralph Fiennes, as he prepares to open his UK tour of TS Eliot’s Four Quartets which has started in Bath.
Photos: Anthony Woods / Tristram Kenton / Jane Bown
A strong cast make the first series of Innocent highly watchable, even if the storytelling never quite catches fire
“Do you still think he did it?”
Matthew Arlidge and Chris Lang’s Innocent passed me by when it premiered on ITV in 2018 but with the arrival of a second series and an unavoidable publicity push, I thought I’d go back and visit the first, not least because Lang’s stock has never been higher as the creator of Unforgotten. And before the review proper starts, a mildly silly note about names in dramas. I went to school with a David Collins so found it highly amusing but to name his brother Phil? And then never reference it…madness I tell you!
The show centres on the case of Collins who has spent seven years in prison, convicted of murdering his wife Tara. When a legal technicality sees him acquitted, he attempts the process of rebuilding his life. But with his sister-in-law now in custody of his two children and a high degree of suspicion still floating around the air as the police reopen the case to try and find out once and for all who killed Tara, that is much easier said than done. Continue reading “TV Review: Innocent (Series 1)”
If you have been dreaming of opening up your own store and becoming a CBD distributor, but you never had the courage to take that final step, I have something to tell you. The longer you wait, the more money you lose, since there’s definitely a profit to be made in this industry and you cannot make it by simply dreaming about it without doing anything concrete. In case you are wondering if the time is right, the answer is that it most definitely isn’t. Sooner is always better than later.
As https://cheefbotanicals.com/cbd-wholesale/ explains, getting your CBD in bulk is really not that difficult, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that your whole process of becoming a successful distributor will be easy. In fact, if there’s one thing I can tell you for sure, then it is this. It definitely won’t be easy, but it will ultimately all be worth it. Of course, you can’t start it all without a plan. Continue reading “Wholesale CBD: How To Become A Successful Distributor”
Dating has become something completely different in the last ten years. With all the technologies we have right now, finding your genuine significant other/a normal one-night stand is easy. Today’s topic is about dating and hookups.
When it comes to relationships and hookups, there’s an old saying about opposites attracting. You couldn’t get more opposite than celebrities and the everyday people who count themselves their fans. The former live a lifestyle beyond the dreams of most of the latter, with an entourage of staff managing their daily activities, arranging TV appearances, and booking press interviews. Many tend to date and hook up with other celebs. Continue reading “Life Behind the Scenes: Celebrities Who Hooked Up With Their Fans”