Thanks to everyone who came along to the Anthony Newley themed Tombola of Fun last week. Seemingly a good time was had by all. My friend Ellen Lindner had this to say about the evening. Buy her new book Undertow here. I’m half way through and am enjoying it immensely.
Anthony Newley was singer, a songwriter, actor, film director, screenwriter, but what made him stand apart from other renaissance men was that he was brilliant at all of them, well almost all of them. He started his career as an actor in the 1940s and played the artful dodger in David Lean’s film version of [...]
I’ve banged on here before about Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie nights. Here’s how Rich describes them: Each Month Richard Sandling invites a top Comedian to name their five favourite clips from different films. Their favourite Opening, Ending and three scenes in between. These scenes, the films they are from and the people involved will be [...]
Between 8th and 22nd August this year, myself, and ace young comic Jake Moore will be performing our first show at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s part of PBH’s Free Fringe, which is a great organisation that means we don’t have to pay for our venue, but more importantly means the audience can also get in [...]
April is officially Newley month not only is next weeks’ Tombola of Fun an Anthony Newley special but also the BFI Southbank are also showing a wonderful double-bill of Newley programmes. See here for more info. Now it won’t surprise you to learn that I’ve already seen much of the material on offer, but let [...]
Bobby Grindrod, snappy dresser and front man with proper pop band Friends of the Bride has been added to Tombola of Fun’s April line up on Tuesday 14th. Like all right thinking people Bobby is a bit of an Anthony Newley obsessive, and he’ll be performing a cover of one of the great man’s best [...]