Monthly Archives: December 2009

THEATRE REVIEW: John Logan’s ‘Red’ at the Donmar

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Passion can be difficult to explain and harder to re-create, especially when the passion is for abstract art. But passionate acting and design just about make a success of John Logan’s new play, “Red,” that … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Strident, clumsy and pointless, “St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” is a sequel to the 2007 attempt to revive the squealing sexy schoolgirl appeal of a series of Ealing Comedies from the 1950s. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tamzin Outhwaite in ‘Sweet Charity’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – British television actress Tamzin Outhwaite is so vivacious and eager to please in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s revival of the 1960s Broadway show “Sweet Charity”, now transferred to the West End, that it’s a shame … Continue reading

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‘How on earth can Barnaby be sexy?’, asks John Nettles

By Ray Bennett LONDON – John Nettles, who has decided to leave his long-running hit show “Midsomer Murders”, is considerably more colourful than his screen role although that has made little difference to fans of the show in more than 230 territories around … Continue reading

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