Posts Tagged ‘London Evening Standard’

Jubilee @ Lyric Hammersmith: Newsy Bits!

February 22nd, 2018

jubilee18iThe Independent: Why The Sudden Rash Of Movies Onstage Now?: And it’s not just van Hove; theatre has been experiencing a boomlet of movie adaptations. Derek Jarman’s punk-inflected Jubilee (1978), adapted by Chris Goode, opens at the Lyric Theatre after earning rave reviews at the Royal Exchange in Manchester – Continue reading at The Independent…

London Evening Standard: Things to do in London this weekend (and next week too): 3. Anarchy in the UK: Jubilee – Derek Jarman’s 1978 state-of-the-nation punk film has been adapted for the stage by Chris Goode – Continue reading at the London Evening Standard…

London Evening Standard: London Arts: The best art, theatre, dance and concerts to see this week: Jubilee – Embrace the spirit of punk this week as the Lyric heads back to 1977 for a stage adaptation of Derek Jarman’s cult classic film. Expect a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth I, DIY fashion, sex, swearing, and a very loud soundtrack – Continue reading at the London Evening Standard…

London Theatreland: Jubilee, Lyric Hammersmith: “An explosive, no-holds-barred punk musical that’ll set your world on fire!” – Capturing the punk wave at its dizzying height, English film director Derek Jarman captured the spirit of the rebellious era of the late 70s. Now his seminal work is once again sticking two fingers up… – Continue reading at London Theatreland…

Evening Standard: Quadrophenia Given Immersive Makeover

November 2nd, 2015

eveningstandard15bThe Who film Quadrophenia given immersive makeover at Hammersmith Apollo

The screening will feature original cast members talking ’bout their generation

Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo will be channelling Brighton seafront come February 2016, as the Who’s iconic 1979 film Quadrophenia is given an immersive cinematic staging.

The film will be screened alongside live re-enactments of its most famous scenes, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s stars, including Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Garry Cooper and Daniel Peacock.

The Who tribute act Who’s Who will perform songs from the soundtrack, which include “5:15” and “Love Reign O’er Me”, while the best-dressed in the audience will win prizes. Vespa scooters, the original 1973 Who album artwork and vintage photographs of the band will also be on display. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday November 6:, The screening will take place February 11 2016.

• Continue reading at The London Evening Standard.

Evening Standard: Who Said Punk Was All About Being A Rebel?

January 28th, 2015

les15aThe Eighties singer Toyah Willcox has spoken up about how things were in the record industry in her day. “We were on £30 a week,” she says. “I was weighed once a week and if I went over, even by an ounce, seven stone three pounds, I wasn’t allowed to eat.”

That’s rotten. When I was seven, watching the video for Thunder In The Mountains, I don’t think I’d seen such an empowered-looking woman. The hair! The sneer! The chariotty thing she was sort-of-piloting! And all along she was an exploited minion of The Man.

Will my daughter, one day, discover that Peppa Pig isn’t as punk rock as she thinks? This rabbit hole goes all the way down.

• Continue reading at the London Evening Standard.

London Evening Standard: Snow ‘Apocalypse’ in Sussex

March 12th, 2013

Snow ‘apocalypse’ in Sussex leaves hundreds of motorists (and Cheryl Baker) stranded for up to ten hours in freezing weather
• 80s pop stars among hundreds trapped
• Minus temperatures force Red Cross to be drafted in to help
• Vehicles jackknifed on A23, making access hard for emergency vehicles
• Parts of A23 and M23 worst hit by freezing weather and delays

Cherly Baker, Toyah Willcox, and pop group Rizzle Kicks were among hundreds of motorist trapped for up to ten hours on motorways in Sussex and Kent. The Red Cross dispatched emergency teams to help people stranded in the freezing conditions on the A23.

• Continue reading at the London Evening Standard.