Big Finish Review: King Lear

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


King Lear is one of my favourite Shakespeare stories. It’s deceptive in its relatively simple premise. A King with a huge ego asks his daughters to profess their love for him in increasingly over the top ways. 2 of his daughters are all to happy to go along with this to get their share of his kingdom in exchange. The youngest and most beloved daughter knows better and won’t just say how much she loves him, as this knows the words mean nothing when said just to get his things. She gets pushed aside for this, whilst the 2 daughters who did inherit his kingdom start giving him less and less place within it, to the point where he ends up on the street with his fool and he learns what a fool he has been. Continue reading

Interview: Carel Struycken (Twin Peaks, Addams Family)

Carel Struycken is a Dutch film, television, and stage actor.carel_struycken_march_2016

He is best known for playing the Giant in Twin Peaks, Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Lurch in the Addams Family films – among many other roles.

Standing at 7 ft tall, he often plays character and comedic roles in which height is a major part.


Continue reading

Winners of the 25th British Academy Cymru Awards announced

This evening we were invited as press for the 25th annual British Academy Cymru Awards.

img_2819

The awards honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales and over the years have celebrated some of the greatest talent in Wales.

The ceremony was hosted once again by BBC Radio 1 presenter, Huw Stephens, at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, where presenters included BAFTA-winning actress Sian Phillips, Michael Palin and Torchwood star Eve Myles.


Continue reading

Stars from Monty Python, Doctor Who and Torchwood attending Bafta Cymru Awards 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today (26th September) revealed the names of some of the nominees, presenters and other special guest attendees for this Sunday’s British Academy Cymru Awards, which is taking place at the St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales on Sunday 2nd October.

img_2819


Continue reading

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands

Written by Lewis Mainwaring

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – 12th March 2015


Edward2014JP-07050Matthew Bourne‘s adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture is a choreographic masterpiece.

This touching love-story tells the bitter-sweet tale of a boy created with only scissors for hands, left alone in the world. Edward struggles to find his place in a strange new suburban world where the mostly well-meaning community struggle to see past his strange appearance to the innocence and gentleness within. This struggle is not shared by one girl who Edward falls in love with.

Continue reading