Review: My White Best Friend, Bunker Theatre

My White Best Friend (and even more letters left unsaid) sees the Bunker Theatre start the process of going out in a blaze of glory

“It’s all we can do to listen”

There’s a couple of months before the Bunker Theatre closes its doors but it does seem a rather wonderful f*** you to bring back their inordinately successful mini-festival and sell out every night before the run even started. Developers may gain from taking over this space but as evidenced here in this kind of forward-thinking, thought-provoking production, London’s theatre ecology stands to lose a lot.  

Co-curated by Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia (who also directs), My White Best Friend (and even more letters left unsaid) is a raucous piece of gig theatre, centred on a provocation to a range of cracking writers to write letters “that say the unsaid to the people that matter most”. Those letters are then read to a standing audience, sight unseen by different actors every night. And there’s a DJ-led afterparty too, even on a Monday night! Continue reading “Review: My White Best Friend, Bunker Theatre”

67th British Academy Film Awards winners

BAFTA Fellowship
Helen Mirren

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Peter Greenaway

Best Film
12 Years a Slave – Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Steve McQueen
American Hustle – Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon
Captain Phillips – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
Philomena – Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward Continue reading “67th British Academy Film Awards winners”

67th British Academy Film Awards nominations

BAFTA Fellowship
Helen Mirren

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Peter Greenaway

Best Film
12 Years a Slave – Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Steve McQueen
American Hustle – Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon
Captain Phillips – Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca
Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
Philomena – Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward Continue reading “67th British Academy Film Awards nominations”