BSC Address

Friday, November 23, 2007


Luke Treadaway is giving a superb performance as Albert in WAR HORSE at the National. The horse puppets are tremendous, but it was Luke that delivered the coup de theatre that makes this show special. Michael Morpurgo has written a story beautifully tailored to counter the insanely materialistic world we now live in.

Meanwhile TREASURE ISLAND has opened wonderfully well in Birmingham and we'd love to know what you think if you've seen it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I watched DOWNFALL again last night for another chance to see the performance of Bruno Ganz as Hitler. It's a performance of such depth and detail that, in every respect, it puts down a marker for great acting. Everyone is good in this film - so much care has been taken over every aspect of the production. It's a humbling experience to watch something so beautifully created and exquisitely performed. Ganz's performance must surely put him at the very top of his field.