Finally, someone’s put the Cumberbatch skeptics in context

•July 13, 2020 • 15 Comments

I wrote about them here. There’s an article about them in The Atlantic today.

ICYMI: Joe Orton in social isolation + Annabel Capper

•July 10, 2020 • 4 Comments

Apart from Annabel Capper, Armitage has two connections to Joe Orton: they were both from Leicester, and in Love, Love, Love, Sandra references Orton briefly (that was how I learned who he was). If you were not able to tune in at that time, the reading has been preserved on FB Live here. The whole evening is included, but the play starts around 17:40. Annabel Capper directs AND plays the role of Kath. More about the play is here. Orton’s not everyone’s thing, but I definitely appreciated the very bitter humor and I thought it wasn’t bad even though the actors were socially distanced.

Capper appeared in Bedlam’s Pygmalion in 2018. I could never figure out whether Capper just didn’t get the lucky break that would let her hit the bigtime despite her considerable talents, or if this sort of elevated cooperative / people’s theater that has been home to a lot of her work appealed more to her goals. In any case, she is definitely funny here! Click here for posts on this blog about Capper’s career.

The production was performed for the benefit of the Equal Justice Initiative. You can read more about them and donate here.

Les Blancs on NT Live

•July 8, 2020 • 24 Comments

I neglected this until today, but I’m halfway through and this play is spellbinding. I hope I get to write something about it, but whether I do or don’t there’s about a day left to see it. Watch it if you haven’t.


Twitter does not look good on you, and you do not look good on Twitter

•July 7, 2020 • 31 Comments

Uch. Why am I still reading this nonsense?

Canada Day cheer

•July 1, 2020 • 8 Comments

Richard Armitage in new audio Doctor Who spinoff

•June 27, 2020 • 25 Comments


If McKellen can still play Hamlet,

•June 26, 2020 • 7 Comments

Armitage can still play Richard III. Just sayin’. (Here on Hamlet.)


•June 25, 2020 • 28 Comments

Castlevania writer Warren Ellis accused of sexual misconduct

•June 21, 2020 • 9 Comments

Editorial and links here.

Love, Love, Love bling

•June 18, 2020 • 2 Comments

The Broadway Store is trying to shed inventory (probably no reason to explain why) and have announced a 50 percent sale on many items. Here’s a link to what they have left from Love, Love, Love.

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