The Review: The draw here is undoubtedly Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, an absolute joy to watch as a sparring pair who meet years after an affair. Mulligan is a teacher living in a poky flat; Nighy is a wealthy man chauffeur-driven everywhere. Yet, for all their differences, there is enough common ground to believe in their relationship and perhaps mourn its break-up.
A whole range of issues are touched upon and, throughout, both actors’ dialogue, body language and facial expressions are so natural you forget it’s fiction. Strong support comes from Matthew Beard, who gives a touchingly warm and jittery performance.
The Verdict: Acting of the highest quality in a play that is relevant and moving.
The Review: Well, I have to start somewhere, and in the interests of not showing bias to anything particular, I’ll review something where all bias is naturally eliminated: this new blog.
The website is brilliant. (See, no bias.) It promises to be full of interest and entertainment and I endeavour to make each review precise, honest and informative. It’s positively the best thing since the coloured buttons on your TV remote which saved you from pressing numbers on Ceefax. (What? They axed it?!)
Oh yes, and the blogger, in my humble and undoubtedly unbiased opinion, is genuinely a really, really smashing guy.
The Verdict: Entrance fee refunded in the unlikely event of dissatisfaction.
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