Tag Archives: Ben Elton

Upstart Crow: 2017 Christmas Special.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Mitchell, Liza Tarbuck, Emma Thompson, Gemma Whelen, Paula Wilcox, Harry Enfield, Rosanna Beacock, Dominic Coleman, Tim Downie, Mark Heap, Spencer Jones, Helen Monks, Rob Rouse, Steve Speirs, Joe Willis.

Be not afraid of greatness”, words to live by and words in which there stands the golden possibility that Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow will gather the same attention bestowed upon the realm of Blackadder, for in the wit and humour of the show stands that greatness, a passion for the bard that never seems to fall out of favour and why should it, for in the greatest of them all lives much to pluck a juicy Christmas tender joint from.

Upstart Crow: Series Two. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: David Mitchell, Gemma Whelen, Liza Tarbuck, Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox, Helen Monks, Tim Downie, Dominic Coleman, Mark Heap, Rob Rouse, Steve Spiers, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Adam Harley.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Ben Elton, one of the prestigious and prolific comedy writers of his generation, was asked to step in and take what was a perhaps seen as a series that confused some, baffled others and had those who had the wherewithal to not only admire Rowan Atkinson but who also understood the intricacies of historical comedy, heavily borrowing dialogue from William Shakespeare, to the absolute heights of the British comedy mountain.

Tonight’s The Night To Come To The Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart is to launch a major new tour in January 2014 starring Jade Ewen. The all-singing, all-dancing feel-good show premiered in the West End in 2003 and went on to play sold-out theatres across the U.K. The tour will visit the Liverpool Empire theatre from Monday 27th January to Saturday 1st February 2014.

Ben Elton, Two Brothers. Book Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

There surely shouldn’t be that many people who have not at one point walked between the pages of a Ben Elton novel and been enraptured by the ease in which the writing flows and captivates. From 1989s debut Stark to his new release Two Brothers his books have ridiculed the ridiculous, poured scorn on those worthy and all the time delivered some great books in the process.