First Look at David Mitchell as William Shakespeare in Upstart Crow

Looking forward to it!

The Consulting Detective


The BBC has today released the first promotional picture of David Mitchell as William Shakespeare in Ben Elton’s new BBC 2 sitcom Upstart Crow. Set to be broadcast this April as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare festival, described by BBC 2’s controller as a “wonderfully witty new show”.

It’s 1592 and Will Shakespeare is just at the beginning of his extraordinary career. The series will focus on both Will’s family and professional life and include the surprising stories of where many of his ideas came from. Also featured are his wife Anne and his extended family, his servant Bottom, his friends Kate and Marlowe, his theatrical troupe, and his rival Robert Greene.

In the series, Will finds inspiration for Romeo from an unlikely source; mislays a nearly treasonous masterpiece; gets tricked into a very embarrassing pair of tights; has a spot of bother with the wife over some sonnets; meets…

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Fantastic Dream2016 production photos!

The Royal Shakespeare Company shared on Twitter the gallery of production photos of Dream 2016, taken by Topher McGrillis!

Visit their Facebook page: Royal Shakespeare Company to see the full gallery!

I post here just my favorite, copyright The RSC! The 21th of May should come sooner!

Topher McGrillis Photography:




New Donmar Warehouse season!

Yesterday the Donmar Warehouse announced their new amazing season!

(©Donmar Warehouse)

3 giu We are thrilled to announce our new #DonmarSeason of captivating drama: 3 plays by contemporary playwrights…
3 giu First up is Abi Morgan’s SPLENDOUR, in its first major London run, directed by Robert Hastie #Splendour #DonmarSeason
3 giu #Splendour will feature @ZaweAshton, Sinéad Cusack, @RealMFairley and Genevieve O’Reilly #DonmarSeason

(then my favorite)

3 giu Next up, the UK Premiere of TEDDY FERRARA by @chris_shin, directed by Dominic Cooke #TeddyFerrara #DonmarSeason
3 giu The cast of #TeddyFerrara includes @nancy_crane, Oliver Johnstone, @kadiffkirwan, @RyanMcParland1… #DonmarSeason
3 giu …Matthew Marsh, @AnjMohindra, @lukenewberry, @Pamelanomvete & Nathan Wiley #TeddyFerrara #DonmarSeason
3 giu Elsewhere, @PhyllidaLloyd’s acclaimed HENRY IV transfers to St Ann’s Warehouse, NY  #HenryIV
3 giu Finally @josierourke directs LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES by Christopher Hampton #LesLiaisonsDangereuses #DonmarSeason
3 giu Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer & Dominic West star in @josierourke’s revival of #LesLiaisonsDangereuses #DonmarSeason
3 giu Public booking for the new #DonmarSeason opens on Tuesday 16 June

What I’m seeing in London 23-30 April 2015

OPPENHEIMER 23 April night
OPPENHEIMER 24 April night (following the suggestions and seeing it – at least – twice!)
HARVEY 25 April matinee
IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT 26 April matinee
THE GLASS PROTEGE 28 April night

I’ve great expectations on plays, cast and venues!

I will write down something on them!

Support the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham

Since the public disgrace of the closure of the Redgrave in 1998, the long campaign to have theatre restored in Farnham is winning through.
The Farnham Theatre Association is an organisation which is fighting to save The Redgrave Theatre (1974-1998) from demolition. They’re working for a community theatre.

To support the Association, you can get a FTA MEMBERSHIP which will enable you to read their newsletters! New year begins March.
Membership charges are:
– Single person £10
– Family £20
– Group £20
Please send cheques to: The Treasurer, c/o 4 Nutshell Lane, Upper Hale, Farnham GU9 0HG.

Contact them for any further questions: Redgrave Theatre official site – Facebook page Farnham Theatre Association and Twitter account @farnhamtheatre

I hope they succeed! Please give your contribution.

Redgrave Theatre

(drawing done by actor Dennis Chinnery, source)

Happy new year!

Have the most wonderful 2015!

My 2014 has been a great year talking about Cinema and Theatre.

Today I finally took back my NET domain and turned it in a WordPress domain!

I’m still working on it from the old site, so I still have to fix stuff.

I hope it can be helpful for lovers of Performing Arts like me!

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Buon anno!

Vi auguro un fantastico 2015!

Il mio 2014 è stato un grande anno, parlando di Cinema e Teatro.

Oggi finalmente ho potuto riprendere il mio dominio NET e l’ho convertito in un dominio Worpress!

Sto acora lavorandoci dal vecchio sito, perciò devo ancora finire di sistemarlo.

Spero che possa essere di aiuto per altri amanti delle Arti Sceniche, come me!