THE SELECTION… (see the selection process at the end of this post)
Publish date: THURSDAY 25th JULY
TAILS = TV
THURSDAY = Collections
- Top TV Laughs
- Odd date – Left column….
THE THICK OF IT – SEASON 1, EPISODE 1
Up4aMeet? – Crescent Theatre Birmingham, 22nd July 2013
Up4aMeet? Is the finest example of a play that doesn’t take itself too seriously, is very aware of what it is, but also genuinely funny. What could have been a production that was funny for the wrong reasons, this is a very humorous piece of theatre packed full of topical references and some very accurate observations.
The play, set in block of flats, follows the lives of 3 very different (stereotypical) gay men, their mutual friend the celebrity booker, her failing client and the new flat mate of the oldest of the 3 men. Along with the use of ‘Cock Shop’ aka Grindr on their phones and websites to find sex and dates the action becomes farcical with cross communication, mixed identification and the need to succeed.
Last month I was fortunate enough to go review The Ladykillers for What’s on Stage at Wolverhampton Grand. An infectiously funny play with lots of dark comedic moments kept th audience riveted through out.
Full review here on the What’s on Stage website, but here’s a preview:
The Ladykillers is a hilarious evening out. Great performances from all the cast – including the slightly suspicious looking ladies, a tantalising set all with a great script and direction that will keep both the new lady killers and the old professional lady killers happy.