For those new to this world, this book makes an excellent introduction and for collectors, this should point you in the right direction for your next acquisition.
I'll admit it - I'm a Madonna fangirl so the thought of spending an evening at a cocktail bar listening to her hits was a dream come true. Yet more than that, In Vogue, a one-man show from one of Australia's biggest music theatre stars, is entertaining, funny and surprisingly touching.
There's still plenty to recommend it, but it never lives up to the promise of the original, but who knows, over time there might be enough quotable goodness to elevate Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues into a cult favourite.
The main attraction is Tony Scutt's brilliantly inventive set. Set in God's allotment, his garden of creation, stacks of blue painted pallets are packed high with plants and sprouting garden plots scattered amongst them.
The characters, as always, are a well-realised and charismatic bunch, although the dwarves outside of Thorin, once again suffer due to the sheer number of them running about.
Having sat through the enormous letdown that is The Hobbit 2, I feel like I have breathed the dwarves' air; lived part of their life and was happy to have done so... for about two hours.
Well done Sam, consistently the best contestant on this years show. A very worthy winner, also, best of luck to a great runner up Nicholas McDonald.
"Up on your feet, you can't sit down if anyone is performing," instructed the bossy compere. "Try not to sit there taking pictures all night, it just looks stupid," he added. Within minutes of arriving at my seat in Wembley Arena I realised it was time to give up my autonomy and learn the instructed dance moves. Here are five more things I learned from being in the audience...
With plenty of free time on your hands over the Christmas break, there's not better excuse to pop down to your local London theatre.
American Psycho is a brilliant, innovative musical comedy about a murderous banker on the rampage in New York. Helmed by Rupert Goold, this is a show just cracking with energy. Yet at its heart is an elusive performance by its star attraction, Matt Smith.
The pacing of the film is a big improvement and the narrative wastes no time in getting into gear. The opening scene set in a dank, fetid drinking hole, shows Gandalf convincing Thorin to take a Hobbit with him on his quest to reclaim his homeland from Smaug.
For no other reason other than I'm a cinematic masochist, I suggest to my friend Benno we should watch a brace of seemingly unnecessary sequels, to find out what makes them tick.
'Fill the Void' tells an emotional and compelling story that allows us to glimpse into a very unique and complex world. It's a remarkable debut feature from Rama Burshtein.
Drawing the Line certainly ticks all the boxes in content and characters but at times in the first half this did feel like a dramatized documentary rather than a theatrical piece. I found it fascinating though but then I like historical fiction.
Tricking. And Tumbling. What is that? What indeed. I'm not sure exactly where the line is drawn between the two (the few classes I've seen include both), but in general, they seem to be a mix between martial arts, acrobatics and gymnastics.
There is one thing to note when you sign up to the Beach Body Blitz class - if it is the spin and studio class, only half of the class is spinning. After 28minutes (thereabouts), we hopped off our bikes and moved to another studio for the toning part of the class.