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RUSSELL CHEEK’S ‘WHO AM I?’ @ OLD 505 THEATRE NEWTOWN

Who am I?

Novocastrian former member of the famed The Castanet Club and supreme assailer of the Sale of the Century?

Russell Cheek, that’s who.

WHO AM I?  is also the title of a fireside chat of a show devised by Russell Cheek, complete with accompanying video, chronicling the momentous and life changing challenge of being a contestant on a high profile and iconic national quiz show.

Abject poverty was the inspiration for Russell’s decision to apply for a shot at the bountiful booty, despite having had a scary experience previously in a local student quiz. But penury calls for extreme action and the allure of lucre can make one a little loony. Continue reading RUSSELL CHEEK’S ‘WHO AM I?’ @ OLD 505 THEATRE NEWTOWN

HIGH SOCIETY @ THE HAYES THEATRE

High Society-featured

Product placement is elevated to lyric replacement in a case of not who pays the piper but the Piper pays the production in Helen Dallimore’s elegant, swellegant staging of HIGH SOCIETY at the Hayes Theatre.

Piper Heidsieck champagne is the choice of the Lord household and the bottles are not only wrung out but sung about in a show that’s as bubbly as the beverage.

The play, of course, is based on the 1956 movie, HIGH SOCIETY, itself based on a play called The Philadelphia Story, which was a starring vehicle for Katherine Hepburn. Continue reading HIGH SOCIETY @ THE HAYES THEATRE