His main ambition is to win the 'Best Newcomer Award' at least twice from the same judging body, in different years.As everybody would be better off if busybody Carrol had a partner, she's pushed to try Internat dating.Seeing her frightfully unattractive profile, Nathan and Rat take over.
Greg had picked out some 20 or so sonnets a few days before and we actors had chosen one from the 20 that took our fancy.
We then went through an iambic verse masterclass using the sonnets as the basis for the class.
It reminded me of a similar session some 32 years ago with Cis Berry and John Barton, two established 'masters' in the fields of voice and speaking Shakespeare.
It quickly became apparent that Greg is an embodiment of that same 'mastery' when it comes to an understanding of Shakespeare and an ability to eke out superlative performance and understanding from actors in their charge.
As soon as a n actual date is agreed, thins start going wrong when the duo meets Frank and Carrol's failed preparations make her decide against 'false advertising', as Tom calls the whole operation.
In this extremely hilarious comedy, Tea (Master P) and Coffee (Michael Blackson) are two repo men who work for Mr. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. See full summary » The hardest group you've never heard of is back.Going round the circle of actors and hearing different interpretations of the sonnets (sometimes two or three actors tackling the same sonnet, getting pointers and direction from Greg and taking a second run at the 14 lines of perfect emotion and argument), one comes away with just how modern Shakespeare always is.No matter where you have lived in the last 400 years, Shakespeare is as relevant in the age of the internet as he was in the age of the quill and the ink well.One reading of Sonnet 129, left me saying to Greg “I never realised Shakespeare was writing for an age of Grindr, Tinder and Kinder”.Cyril Nri is an actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the same era as Greg Doran.