Entertainment News Archive - August 31, 2008

By JONPAUL HEDGE The Princess Theatre is offering men the chance to join two larger-than-life Australians in a master class in manipulating their manhood into various shapes.

New singers are needed by a troupe staging two nights of music from the movies next month. Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Society has gone straight into rehearsals for the two shows after the summer break. The next project is a concert weekend with the award-winning Barton Town Band.

A Lincoln theatre ensemble has returned from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to perform in the city. The Acting About Theatre Company performed Meltdown: The Ultimate Gameshow for a month at the world-famous festival where they received rave reviews.

The Sentinel's nostalgia pages have reached Corrie's cobbles.

Experience the bigger picture down at your local cinema! There are some wicked movies out at the moment including: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS This animated film is set between the end of the Attack of the Clones and The Revenge of the Sith.

By Nicholas Barber It's not too soon to get nostalgic for the floppy-haired decade, according to this tender indie comedy and its lovable star Film 2 The Wackness Jonathan Levine 105 MINS, 15 Step Brothers Adam McKay 97 MINS, 15 Babylon AD Mathieu Kassovitz 90 MINS, 12 Angel Francois Ozon 105 MINS, 15 Well, it's happening already.

By Jonathan Romney This engaging Turkish coming-of-age drama offers welcome glimpses of sunshine - but there are some dark clouds too Film Times and Winds Reha Erdem 110 MINS, 15 In years gone by, this might have been a working definition of "art cinema": films in which the weather mattered more than the story.

By Kate Bassett This examination of teenage lives as they break out into the adult world is an object lesson in the creative use of the stage Theatre 365 Playhouse EDINBURGH Hedda Gate LONDON Romeo and Juliet Middle Temple Hall LONDON The National Theatre of Scotland's keenly awaited new production, 365, starts on a high.

By TOBY YOUNG Culture As a child, I thought the New Year began in September. This wasn't just because the first day of term after the summer holidays marked the beginning of the school year. It was also because the two big television channels unveiled their new series.

By Martin Tideswell The 40 finalists in Stoke's Top Talent can rest assured that at least one of the judges will be rooting for them when they take to the stage at The Regent for next week's heats. Entertainer Pete Conway knows only too well how daunting appearing before big audiences can be.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.