Entertainment News Archive - August 29, 2008

MEDIA Prima Bhd, Malaysia's biggest media group, saw a 23 per cent rise in second-quarter net profit, bolstered by improved operational results in its associate company The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd (NSTP) and exceptional profits on sale of Malay Mail.

By PHILIP R BUTTALL Classical Music Writer IF the mere mention of recorders conjures up images of a noisy class of youngsters all vying to out-blow each other, then you need a dose of Consortium5.

An up-and-coming rock band, which won a musical competition on Sunday, has announced that it will be releasing a second album this autumn.

With the magical Slava's Snowshow, dubbed by Simon Callow 'the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a theatre in my life', and the spectacular pantomime Cinderella, there's little room left for plays in the main house. But these are of more than passing interest.

After we published a photograph showing Grimsby St John Ambulance nursing cadets, Linda Oxley (nee Compton) got in touch to tell us she appeared on the second row from the back, second right. Margaret Moorcroft (nee Yorston), of Manor Street, Keelby, also got in touch.

To Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scunthorpe's Plowright Theatre, the public are being invited to experience classical musical film through the decades, from 1950 to 2000.

Embassy Theatre, Skegness September 8 to 13 pounds15 for adults and pounds12.50 for children (0845) 6740505 or www.embasytheatre.co.uk After four seasons playing the gin-soaked character Miss Hannigan in Annie, Ruth Madoc has an understanding of the role that most actresses fail to grasp.

Known as the master of nostalgic comedy, Richard Digance has been chosen to kick off the new autumn/winter season at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln.

Theatre groups from Bath have been nominated for awards described as the Oscars of the regional amateur dramatic world. The Zenith Youth Theatre Company has received four nominations for the South West Rose Bowl Awards.

Playgoers are being urged not to 'dilly dally on the way' to York Theatre Royal early next month, where Marie Lloyd, the greatest of all female music hall artistes, will live again.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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