First two shows booked for 2017!


I’ve booked for my first two shows in 2017!

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As soon as Luke Treadaway was announced to be in the cast of “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, I booked immediately! He didn’t do theatre since 2013, when he was in “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” at the Apollo Theatre, and I’m so happy he’s back “in town”!

I never saw the movie with Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis or the play on stage, so I’m looking forward to it even more. The cast of four actors is an extra bonus: Imelda Staunton (Martha), Conleth Hill (George), Imogen Poots (Honey) and Luke Treadaway (Nick). James Macdonald directs this new production of the play written by Edward Albee. I’m also curious to see Imelda Staunton on stage. I heard she’s very good!

Here the storyline: “In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

It sounds promising, I expect sparks between the four characters.

I saw Luke in the movie “A Street Cat Named Bob” with a friend on November 12, 2016, she liked his performance so much that she decided to come with me in London to see him live! We booked for the 10th of May 2017 matinee. And it’s our first holiday in London together, it will be fun! She’s a lover of the city like me!

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Some useful links:

information and tickets atgtickets.com

official Twitter account @WhosAfraidLDN

1966 movie imdb.com


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The second ticket I booked for is a ballet. I’m following Ballet Boyz Twitter account for some time, because I love Ballet and their all-male company immediately got my attention. I recorded their ballet on WWI “Young Men“, too, when it was aired on BBC Two on November, 12.

I get the programme of the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna every year and I was so excited to see their ballet “Life” was on the 2016-2017 season’s programme!

Life. takes an elegant, powerful and often humorous look at life and death.

I got friends involved, again. I booked for me, a friend and her 14 years old daughter, who’s taking part to a dance class! We got some good seats on Saturday 18 March night. I really hope they will like the show!

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Some useful links:

Life on Ballet Boyz official site balletboyz.com

Ballet Boyz Twitter account @Balletboyz

Young Men on BBC iPlayer bbc.co.uk/iplayer


2016 isn’t finished, yet, so my list can still increase! 😉

Ben Daniels has told in two occasions on Twitter that he could be back on stage in 2017, if a project goes on! I’m impatient to know what it could be!

I have hope that some others actors I loved to see on stage will be back to theatre, too.

So, what do you think of my choices?

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What a great news, Star Wars!


I couldn’t believe my eyes when, last night, Ben Daniels tweeted:

FINALLY I CAN SAY I’M PART OF THE STAR WARS WORLD! (however brieeeeefly…..!) #alloverthese70sfranchiseslikearash

because, before him, The Exorcist’s Jeremy Slater tweeted:

Best part of the ROGUE ONE footage:

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So it’s true! Ben Daniels is in the next Star Wars Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

Playing a cool one: a pilot of the Resistance! I couldn’t be more proud of the roles he’s getting! So well deserved!

See him at 2.20 in the celebration reel: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=HUb_zpdyDpU
The production knew I’m a Star Wars fan, they knew how I love British actors of the saga, so they wanted to give me this big gift! Yuppy!!!!

It was not enough that they chose the wonderful Felicity Jones as the protagonist and that there was a great British cast already in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens??? I want to hug someone! 🙂

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BBC Home Front and other audio plays


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(copyright BBC Radio4)

I’ve just started to listen to a fascinating WWI radio play, Home Front, these days.

It’s a “Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

Official page http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047qhc2

As you can see from the Characters, the cast is terrific and there is a good amount of interesting roles (eight families and other people) and the story takes places following exactly the real First World War Centenary timeline.

Every character has a page with information about date and place of birth, age at outbreak of WWI, occupation and even address! Plus a description of personality.

And audience can listen to it day by day or later with podcasts (single episodes or Omnibus week by week) and downloading the mp3 files. Well done BBC Radio4! A voice even says “thank you!” if you download the files, hehe! They appreciate if you do so!

Each episode is 11 minutes long and it’s aired from Monday to Friday at 12.04 am.

For each episode there’s the cast & creatives list in the page and they repeat it on the podcast. There are some beautiful illustrations along the days, too, I don’t know who is the author.

Plus links to articles on WWI real people and events.

I’m downloading all the Omnibus podcasts so that I can listen to the story from the beginning: it started the 4th of August 2014, but I didn’t know. So, as soon as the “RSC Oppenheimer” actor Jack Holden announced he joined the cast last Summer, I was taking a look to his character Roland Pemble.

As Jack tweeted yesterday: <<It’s my and Alex Tregear’s juicy episode of on at 1204 today! Photography’s never been so steamy…>> and he producer Allegra McIlroy tweeted: <<“Let’s go into the darkroom and see what develops” – sweetness + photography today >>, I liked a lot the episode and the previous others with them.

Lilian and Roland are two very charming characters, I like their personalities as described in their profiles: a bright and independent young woman who works in Photography (a kind of art I love and that was still in development and so open to creativity in those decades) at the beginning of the XX Century, when independence was not easy for women, side by side with a young assistant who loves his work and admires and loves…someone! You can well imagine what it’s going on between them through their voices, but in last’s episode…oh well, find out yourself!

Here the 9 October episode: <<HomeFront, 9 October 1915 “Lilian Frost sees Roland in a new light as they share a day of photographic discoveries” >>

And I will keep an eye on actress Alex Tregear, as well: she got a beautiful voice, like Jack!

 

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I also found moving what happens to another woman, but I don’t want to spoil you the story, so it’s better if we all start it from the beginning.

Even if so tragic and dreadful, I still find The Great War era interesting and here it’s seen under the point of view of those who lived it in first person.

Radio/Audio plays are great to listen to. My favorite between those I was lucky to find so far are:

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I hope all the BBC radio allow more works like these for audience outside the UK!

It’s not only a good exercise to improve my English, it’s amazing how the cast & creatives are able to make your imagination run using only voices and sounds effects. Even purer performances than on Theatre! I don’t know if you get what I mean…

This play, Home Front, will be added to my Favorites pages soon…

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My fave 15secondshakespeare videos


Actors are reciting pop songs like Shakespeare and the results are incredibleradiotimes.com article.

Famous faces tweeting videos of themselves performing lyrics in the style of the Bard.

And here my favorites, in order as I saw them! I must add some thoughts on each one…

Direct links to:

Lee Ingleby

Rebecca Callard

Amanda Abbington

Ian Gelder

Ben Daniels

Jamie Wilkes

John Heffernan

Jamie Parker

Tim Downie

MyAnna Buring

Charles Edwards

Sarah Parish

…still keeping an eye on the hashtag for more…

What happens if they are nominated twice? They do it twice? 🙂

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Hashtag – REDCROSS APPEAL. DONATE:

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New video insider peek of Flesh And Bone


New video insider peek of the incoming U.S. TV series Flesh And Bone” with the fantastic Ben Daniels in the main role! Premieres November 8 on STARZ Channel.

http://video.vanityfair.com/watch/exclusives-starz-flesh-and-bone

I can’t wait to see Ben playing a volatile artistic director in a series on Ballet! I’ve great expectations!

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