Archive for the 'Lyn Gardner' Category

Blowings off: twittering away in Edinburgh

Monday 4 August 2008

Well, of course, as usual, the West End Whingers were way ahead of the rest of the pack on this having followed the second act of Gone With The Wind via Twitter from the comfort of a nearby hostelry rather than actually from the auditorium.

But, even so, we are thrilled to see that Lyn Gardner has picked up the Web 2.0 micro-blogging baton and is twittering her way through the Edinburgh Fringe so that we don’t actually have to go. Very thoughtful. But unnecessary as we weren’t going to go anyway.

Sadly she doesn’t seem to be doing it quite right – no blow-by-blow commentary from the actual performances, but it’s early days.

Anyway, we mustn’t be too harsh. Good to know that the critics are embracing the beastly internet thing.

You can follow Lyn on Twitter here.

More of this, thank you.

Tuesday 29 January 2008

Many thanks to Natasha for alerting us to Lyn Gardner’s latest addition to the Zero Stars Hall of Fame. This time the accolade goes to An Audience with the Mafia: Read the rest of this entry »

The Zero Stars Hall of Fame

Thursday 22 November 2007

People (well, Ian Shuttleworth) have kindly been keeping us abreast of shows which have achieved the distinction of being awarded zero stars by a critic.

It seems criminal for these relatively rare instances not to be recorded somewhere for posterity and no-one else is doing it so it would seem that the West End Whingers have ipso facto become the repository for this valuable historical archive. Read the rest of this entry »

Reviews – We, The People, The Globe (and our work here is done…)

Monday 10 September 2007

… and the West End Whingers can return to their own planets.

For the lost art of theatre reviewing seems to be once more in the ascendant and The Globe’s latest play We, The People by Eric Schlosser should be celebrated for single-handedly persuading the critics to tell it like it is: Read the rest of this entry »