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Friday, July 16, 2021

Schmigadoon! review – a one-note musical … and even that falls too flat by Lucy Mangan

It has a stellar cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. But sadly, Apple TV+’s Brigadoon parody is lacking in every other way What would you…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:24AM
Monday, April 26, 2021

Starstruck review – Rose Matafeo’s millennial fairytale by Lucy Mangan

Co-written by the standup and Alice Snedden, this series about a struggling twentysomething who has a one-night stand with a film star is both improbable and rather enjoyable BBC Three’s n…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54PM
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Victoria Wood remembered: 'Her shining genius never stopped unfurling' by Lucy Mangan

Only Victoria Wood could write a line like: ‘And where has it got you, having a pelvic floor like a bulldog clip?’ Her comic creations – from scallop-faced punks to menopausal dinnerla…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:26AM
Monday, December 21, 2015

Casting a black actor as Harry Potter's Hermione is not PC, but who cares either way? by Lucy Mangan

Going to the theatre is about magic and suspension of disbelief - perfect for the boy wizard

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:42PM
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Outnumbered; Dancing in the Blitz: How World War 2 Made British Ballet; Line of Duty – TV review by Lucy Mangan

The lovely Brockman kids are older now. They're not as funny and Karen isn't as scary – but it was great while it lastedSo after seven years and five series we must say farewell to Outnumb…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:00AM
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: will it work as a musical? by Lucy Mangan

Previous adaptations lacked the bite that Roald Dahl put into his writing. Will this new version catch Dahl at his bleakest – and best?So Charlie, Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Tea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:24AM
Thursday, March 8, 2012

TV review: White Heat; The Sarah Millican Television Programme; David Walliams: The Big Swim by Lucy Mangan

It's no Mad Men, but this tale of 60s student flatmates is shaping up nicelyIthink there's going to have to be a moratorium on shows set in the 1960s until we've all had a chance to let the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30PM
Friday, March 4, 2011

Lucy Mangan: The feminist fight is not over yet by Lucy Mangan

Silvio Berlusconi isn't the only reason we still need International Women's Day..."What," said my friend* when I mentioned to him that International Women's Day was coming up on Tu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:02PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Corrie on stage? Bless my hairnet! by Lucy Mangan

Britain's most enduring soap is going on tour. Diehard fan Lucy Mangan catches Vera, Ena and co in rehearsalI am leaning on a fragment of history: the bar of the Rovers Return, albeit a repr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:31PM
Friday, January 6, 2006

What is your point, Jimmy Carr? by Lucy Mangan

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SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:19AM

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