Lee Hall, Stephen Daldry and Palace Theatre - Lee Hall, Stephen Daldry Wednesday 30th May 2012 'Billy Elliot The Musical' celebrates their 7th anniversary and their 3000 performance at the West End, Victoria Palace Theatre
In early 1900s Devon, teenager Albert (Irvine) lives on a farm with his impulsive-drunk father Ted (Mullan) and his tough-minded mum Rose (Watson).
When Ted overpays for the wrong horse to work the fields, Albert adopts the horse, names him Joey and teaches him the ropes. But when war breaks out in Europe, Ted sells Joey to a cavalry captain (Hiddleston). At war, Joey changes hands between British and German officers, a young soldier (Kross) and a French farmer (Arestrup). Meanwhile, Albert joins the army, heading into the trenches to search for Joey.
Continue reading: War Horse Review
Beyond the fact that the whole coal-miner's-kid-has-talent-and-big-dreams genre has been horrifically overdone from the earliest days of English-language narrative, Billy Elliot (aka Dancer) is actually a treat to watch. Maybe it's just the funny accents, but the dialog comes off fresh and surprising, even when it's just Billy's dad (played by Gary Lewis) saying some stock like, "No son of mine is going to be dancing ballet." In fact, Lewis conveys an intense fury through his role as the apparently ignorant father, while maintaining a sense of depth and dimension that is, at times, endearing.
Continue reading: Billy Elliot Review
Ahead of his new album 'Triplicate', Bob Dylan reveals his favourite artists.
'Mindhorn' sees Julian Barratt as a former TV star who pretends to be a detective to nab a killer.
'Rock N Roll Consciousness' is the new album from former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore.
Blink-182 join headliners Aerosmith and The Chainsmokers for the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival.
Johansson's estranged husband has complained that his access to his daughter is being restricted by her work schedule.
Iron Fist co-creator Roy Thomas 'tries not think' about the critics of the Netflix/Marvel series, because he has 'so little patience' for them.