50. Lloyd Cole and the CommotionsLost Weekend (1985) Poor old Lloyd went to Amsterdam and all he got was double pneumonia in a single room. And, by the sounds of it, his love life is going horribly wrong. Just don’t ask him about the price of medicine (obviously he didn’t get his European health insurance card). It’s enough to make anyone go No Deal, really. 49. Peter HammillGerman Overalls (1973) More continental misery from the never knowingly cheerful Peter Hammill, who’s on tour in Germany and not enjoying it. At all. In Mannheim, “on a rainy Saturday with no money nor friend / Only tequila can end the boredom”. Worse still, he can only find old copies of the Sunday Times to read. Well, it was 1973. 48. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat CaballéBarcelona (1988) You might think it a silly piece of fluff (and so might I), but the Spanish newspaper El País calls Barcelona “iconic … a musical masterpiece”. The pairing of the … [Read more...] about The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
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The best looks from the red carpet Complete list of winners 'This is hilarious': Olivia Colman stunned to win best actress Robbie Collin: Rami Malek is the most embarrassing winner in years A guide to the controversy surrounding Best Picture winner Green Book How Shallow eclipsed Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to win the film's only Oscar The 91st Academy Awards turned out to be a great night for British accents with Olivia Colman winning Best Actress for The Favourite and Rami Malek taking home Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody – one of four Oscars for the biggest winning film of the night. Marvel superhero hit Black Panther bagged three trophies. Colman beat bookies' top choice Glenn Close (The Wife) in the Best Actress category. The British actress, who impressed critics with her idiosyncratic performance as Queen Anne in the period drama, gave an endearingly flustered acceptance … [Read more...] about Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins Best Actress for The Favourite and Lady Gaga provides the performance of the night
25 February 2019 • 4:38am The best looks from the red carpet All the winners announced so far Richard E Grant is the real winner – even though he's going home empty-handed The glitziest night of the film calendar is currently underway, and it's turning into a good night for crowdpleasing blockbusters: musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody collected four Oscars, including for its lead actor Rami Malek's performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, while Marvel superhero hit Black Panther took three trophies. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical Roma, widely tipped to win Best Picture, was beaten by race-relations drama Green Book, but Cuaron did win Best Director. The biggest upset of the night was Olivia Colman (The Favourite) beating bookies' favourite Glenn Close (The Wife) in the Best Actress category. Colman, who impressed critics with her idiosyncratic performance as Queen Anne in the period drama, gave an endearingly … [Read more...] about Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins Best Actress for The Favourite, plus latest news
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is touring the UK for Christmas 2019, with a stop off in Cardiff. Featuring the hit songs You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch and Welcome Christmas, the record-setting New York Christmas sensation is narrated by Max the Dog. It focuses on the mean and scheming Grinch whose heart is ‘two sizes too small’ and he decides to steal Christmas away from his holiday-loving neighbours in Whoville. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will make its UK premiere at New Wimbledon Theatre on November 1 before touring venues throughout the UK. It will be staged at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena from Wednesday, November 20 to Sunday, November 24. Last Christmas, the arena staged Elf The Musical. The music and book by Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story. Sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan are inspired by Dr. Seuss’ … [Read more...] about The Grinch is coming to Cardiff for Christmas 2019
Heading to London to catch one of the many famous theatre shows can be an expensive experience, once you add up tickets, travel and hotel. Luckily the most popular shows often end up touring across the country with the likes of Wicked and The Lion King playing sold-out runs in theatres all over the UK. So with The Book of Mormon making its debut outside London and new musicals Little Miss Sunshine and Amelie, based on the popular films, are going on tour in 2019 there's plenty to choose from on your doorstep. Below we've listed some of the best and new musicals touring the UK this year, tour dates and how to get tickets. The Book of Mormon This Tony award winning musical comes from the creators of South Park first debuted on the West End in 2013 and will now have its first UK performances outside London at Manchester's Palace Theatre this summer. The story follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Tour … [Read more...] about 27 of the best London West End musicals touring the UK in 2019