Zero Stars Hall of Fame update: Flamen’ka

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Exciting news. A zero stars review for Flamen’ka at the Apollo by Sarah Frater of whom we have never heard but we like her already.

Ms Frater is actually a dance critic for the Evening Standard so it’s debatable whether or not she should be inducted into the WEW Zero Stars Hall of Fame, but we’ll let it pass as it’s on at the Apollo.

Here’s a snippet:

“The acting was universally woeful, and the two brothers looked more like EastEnders’ Grant and Phil Mitchell than the erotic heroes they wanted to be. Worse still was Karen Ruimy, who devised the show. She mooches around narrating the action and wishing she looked like Penelope Cruz (she doesn’t). What she does do is sing very, very badly.”

Full review here.

4 Responses to “Zero Stars Hall of Fame update: Flamen’ka”


  1. So no Lesli Margherita then. Shame. Have you booked for Come Dancing yet? You might get to sit on the stage and you will be able to order a drink from the stage bar. We thought you’d like that. Great show too.


  2. Andy – we have pretty much given up on things outside the West End for the moment – sticking to our knitting (literally in Phil’s case).


  3. I see ads for Flamenco Flamen’ka are now quoting my FT colleague Sarah Hemming’s review: “Fantastically fiery. Great stuff.” Except that what she actually said in her two-star review was: “There is some fantastically fiery flamenco dancing, but as drama the show lacks narrative clarity and emotional conviction” and “Great stuff, but not enough”. I thought there was supposed to be an EU law against this sort of thing now?


  4. @Ian – Please persuade Sarah to sue them. We want a long drawn-out trial at the Old Bailey. The Whingers are more than happy to give evidence.


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