Archive for the 'art' Category

The Whingers do Winehouse (Amy in vegetables)

Sunday 20 July 2008

There have been many rumours circulating about the Whingers’ declining theatre-going during the summer months.

It has until now been top secret, but at last they can reveal how their evenings have recently been occupied – creating their secret weapon for the Flower Show at the Lambeth Country Show 2008.

The result is a “vegetable sculpture” entitled “Amy Greenhouse” and the Whingers are thrilled to report that they took first prize. To be fair, there were only four entries in the Vegetable Sculpture category but nevertheless the £3 prize money is all theirs.

Now that they have won Lambeth Council’s equivalent of the Turner Prize they feel they may have a new calling in the field of the visual arts and theatre may have to struggle along without them in the future.

The Lambeth Country Show ends at 7pm. Apparently unclaimed exhibits will be put up for sale at 5.30pm. The Whingers can not comment on rumours that Charles Saatchi is even now on the number 2 bus to Brockwell Park clutching a picnic chair to ensure he is first in the queue.

Amy Greenhouse - Amy Winehouse in vegetable sculpture

"Amy Greenhouse" - Amy Winehouse in vegetable sculpture

Footnote for art historians

This is apparently not the first time that Ms Winehouse has been immortalised in vegetable matter. Indeed, she was the inspiration for the winner of the 2007 Starchy Gallery prize awarded to the best potato figure.

On a topical note, Germaine Greer featured in the 2005 Starchy Gallery competition (right).

South Bank confusion

Sunday 2 December 2007

The horrible thing about the South Bank is that you can’t tell what’s junk and what’s art.

The West End Whingers hate it.

This picture was taken this evening behind the Royal Festival Hall.

It’s utterly genuine.

We have no idea.

The West End Whingers unveil their new logo

Thursday 7 June 2007

Olympics logo 150xA rather sports-themed week for the Whingers.

They completed the marathon which was Lord of the Rings – The Musical! on Monday night immediately after which Andrew performed his own 100 metre dash to the Nell of Old Drury across the road in order to make it in time for last orders. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – The Lord of the Rings – The Musical!

Wednesday 6 June 2007

Lord of the Whinge“Unleash your imagination” scream the ubiquitous posters for The Lord of the Rings – The Musical! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Well, with so much money thrown at the production the Whingers were rather hoping they could just relax into their seats and not have to imagine anything. They’d coughed up their hard-earned (or possibly in Andrew’s case the result of a little fingersmithery) money, why should they have to do the work?

Unleashing their vitriol was the only thing they were expecting to do. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Photos from the West End Whingers party

Sunday 22 April 2007

Whingers behind maskIf a picture paints a thousand words then the myriad blogging playwrights who attended the West End Whingers party will be spitting feathers.

For the WEW are pleased to present no less than the equivalent of a 47,000 word essay describing last night’s do. A wordier account will no doubt follow, but feel free to write your own scathing review if you were there (or even if you weren’t – we no longer feel the need to sit through something to pass judgement on it). Read the rest of this entry »

The theatrical event of the whinging year

Saturday 21 April 2007

InvitationWell, it’s all go at the Whingers’ respective headquarters in Kentish Town and Vauxhall as preparations for tonight’s party go into overdrive.  Moods are rather fractious as it’s 10.15am and in deference to their duties this evening neither Phil nor Andrew has had a drink all day. Read the rest of this entry »

Phil does Sheridan Smith

Thursday 15 March 2007

Sheridan Smith as AudreyOh, good grief.

This is getting tiresome.

Phil’s done another of his little “daubs”.

This time it’s supposed to look like Sheridan Smith as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors apparently. Read the rest of this entry »

Phil does Michelle Gomez

Friday 9 March 2007

Michelle Gomez in Boeing, Boeing

Regular readers may have noticed that Andrew has increasingly been carrying the burden of having to sit through plays lately. What on earth has Phil been doing with his time these last few weeks?

Turns out, someone gave him some crayons (they won’t let him have anything sharper) and he has been spending hours and hours in front of the telly working on a drawing of his new heroine – the marvellous Michelle Gomez who plays the German Lufthansa air stewardess in Boeing, Boeing. Read the rest of this entry »