Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The King's Speech - Fear of public speaking and LOTS more

I didn't think a movie could live up to all the hype. I know the subject matter is relatable - fear of public speaking is often regarded as the most common phobia in he world - but beyond that, I didn't know how this film was going to be anything other than a bit of a dull Brit-Flick.

I couldn't have been more wrong. The script is witty, the characterisation is superb and the pacing of it all is impeccable. We see King George VI (our current Queen's father) dealing not only with his stammer and his fear of public speaking, but with the difficulties of royal life and his brother's abdication.

Colin Firth is utterly superb. I can see why he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor and I hope he wins the Oscar too. The only performance which, for me, didn't work was Timothy Spall who plays Winston Churchill. I guess it's always going to be a very tough job to play such an iconic figure but I felt it slipped into parody. I laughed in places I shouldn't as a result.

All in all, however, this is a real cinematic delight, the likes of which are few and far between.

(Whilst I can't help with a stammer, I CAN help if you're nervous of speaking in public. My website has more)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Comedy In Nottingham

Had a great night last night seeing some comedy at The Glee Club in Nottingham, and this Wednesday there's a chance for some more comedic shenanigans at the same venue... and I'll be on stage... Would be awesome to see you there. Details below and also at

Laughs-a-plenty this Wednesday At Glee

MissImp In Action returns for a new year

It's the new year, the weather's dull, Christmas is gone... depressing eh? Well there's no law that says January can't make you lose bits of your body because you're laughing so hard and we're going to prove it.

Join the MissImp crew on Wednesday for some VERY hot improv action that will thaw you from the cold and tickle you in inappropriate places (not Bulwell).

Get yourself to The Glee Club on Canalside, Nottingham this Wednesday when doors will open at 7.30 and close just before the show begins at 8pm.

Tickets are £4.50 on the door or, less when you book online and students only pay £3 the cheeky little scamps.

This month you have the delightful team of Charlotte, Geoff, Lloydie, Nick, Marilyn and Steve giving you a high energy improv show. You can find out more about this month's players here.