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Coming Soon (1999)

Coming Soon is the story of an existentialist-style experimental theatre troupe that travels from London to Scotland trying to organize the troupe for rehearsals to make it to opening night... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Vicki Pepperdine ... Jen
... Ben
... Claudia
... Kim
Huw Chadbourn ... Keith
Elaine C. Smith ... Paisley Johnson
... Graeme Cunliffe
Mabel Aitken ... Fiona Morton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Ross
... Amir Hassan
... Julia Roth
Alex Howden ... Cabbie
... Gunther von Hojdonk
... Union rep
... Fergus
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Coming Soon is the story of an existentialist-style experimental theatre troupe that travels from London to Scotland trying to organize the troupe for rehearsals to make it to opening night. Insightfully observed and brilliantly written. Throughout there is a wonderfully real balance of comedy of errors and the pathos of each person's part in the experimental troupe. We can relate to each character brought out through the comedy of their day to day struggle for survival. Fiona, the dippy ex-dancer come Arts Council assistant (Mabel Aitken) and Omid Djalili as the taxi driver stand out in a very talented cast. It's a production which is lively and memorable. Written by Hohoka

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17 June 1999 (UK)  »

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Brilliant! Has anybody got a copy??!!
28 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Yes, it's certainly brilliant. This is the sort of high quality stuff that UK TV seems to be able to turn out, almost effortlessly and by the score. Vickie Pepperdine's acting is tight, funny and spot on all the way through. I can't think why we don't see more of her on our screens. It has far more wit and observation of human nature than 95% of feature films. It is about the characters; about character, and skillfully and pacily done. Some of the characters are revolting and some completely lovable, but they are all entirely believable; I've 'met' all of them in Theatre and in film. It was clearly created by those who have been through the entertainment industry mill. If you 'get it', you'll watch it over and over again. Now my pleading to the movie world; DOES ANYBODY HAVE A COMPLETE COPY THAT I CAN BY FROM THEM??!! I've tried almost everywhere -with no luck at all.

Recommended without a second thought.


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