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Jenny Morrill Feb 20, 2017
Round The Horne is touring around the UK. We went. We laughed. A lot.
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
2017 sees another run of the Round The Horne 50th anniversary tour by the Apollo Theatre Company, where the classic Radio 4 show is brought to life by a brilliantly authentic cast of voice actors.
If you've never heard Round The Horne, you're missing a staple of British comedy. The show ran from 1965-1968, and pushed the boundaries of acceptable humour with its blend of double entendres, camp comedy and general silliness.
The staple cast included Kenneth Horne, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams, and announcer Douglas Smith. Smith's involvement is made funnier in contrast to his other well known role as a Radio 4 announcer. The original show featured musical accompaniment by Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers, and later The Max Harris Group. For the anniversary show, musical and sound effect »
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We may have lost Gene Wilder last year, but the sheer joy of his comedy lives on in this endlessly rewatchable treat which he co-wrote with director Mel Brooks. The scene in which Wilder’s Dr Frederick Frankenstein and Peter Boyle’s Monster perform their top-hat-and-tails rendition of Puttin’ on the Ritz is quite simply one of the funniest things I have ever seen, while Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman and Teri Garr are all at the top of their game. Mark Kermode, chief film critic
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- The Observer
The director thanked more than a dozen producers, another 15 production crew members, and about the same number of cast members, then proclaimed, “Prepare to go into another world … for a little while.”
Producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff said the movie — set in 17th Century Japan and based on the Shusaku Endo novel about Jesuit missionaries — has been on her radar since 2002.
“This was always going to be the next movie,” she mused. “We almost got into it in 2009 and after ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ [Scorsese] said, ‘It’s either ‘Silence’ or nothing.’ So we shot 73 days and in five languages and I lost 25 pounds on the shoot. I was so overwhelmed and every day I’d say ‘I can »
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2017
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