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The Whingers apologise to The Independent

Thursday 9 August 2007

Independent 6th Aug coverThe West End Whingers may have been a bit hasty in their coverage of The Independent newspaper’s Shakespeare poster giveaways this week.

They extend their thanks to vigilant Would-be Whinger Mark for drawing their attention to the fact that a Valerie Passmore of London N16 actually read the poster and in a letter to the paper she points out that it contains the following marvellously iconoclastic sentence:

[Shakespeare’s] contributions to the world of theatre and to language cannot be underestimated.

That’s a bit harsh, even by our standards. Respect.

You can’t have too many Maggie Smith anecdotes, can you?

Wednesday 8 August 2007

Our thanks to actress Kathleen Turner for providing us with this new Dame Maggie Smith story.

It’s not a big one, but  a carat’s a carat, isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

If you go down to the booth today…

Saturday 28 July 2007

… be sure to listen to the conversation going on in front of you.

The Whingers bumped into some people from the Leicester Square TKTS booth in a bar (where else?) the other night and Andrew was boring them rigid about the time some Americans in front of him at TKTS were asking for tickets to see Diana Rigg in “Media”.

OK, so it was 15 years ago but he still laughs and remembers it as though it were yesterday (although actually he remembers very little about yesterday).

Anyway the TKTS-ers listened politely but after they had been plied with drinks, their tongues began to loosen and – unaware of the consequences – reported the following requests they have received for tickets: Read the rest of this entry »