Posts Tagged ‘silent film’

Ukulelescope: in which the Whingers demand that something be done about it

Monday 8 June 2009

The most magical evening’s entertainment of the year took place on Saturday and the Whingers demand that something dreary be moved out of a West End theatre so that the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and the BFI can take up residency there. Would anyone really miss Marilyn?

Read Helen Smith’s account of Ukulelescope and weep if you missed it.

Is it theatre? Yes, as much as wandering around an old tunnel looking at some nick nacks. More so, in fact – you get to sit down. And in allocated seats.

Ukulelescope will rise again for the Litchfield Festival (we’re not making this up) on 14th and 15th July but we hereby demand that the whole thing then come back to London and plonk itself down in the West End of London for a minimum of six weeks.

Anyway, if you were lucky enough to be there you may wish to revisit a few of the silent films you saw. Of course, they are less engaging than they were on Saturday when they had the wit and musicianship of the UOGB laid over them, but even so…

Ladies On Bicycles (1899)

London Street Scenes (1903)

A Kiss In The Tunnel (1899)