- Kiss to Carr ... Jimmy Carr pulls a bemused face as John Barrowman kisses him
By KEELEY BOLGER
Published: 12 Dec 2008
JIMMY Carr got a shock smacker on the chops from John Barrowman last night.
The erudite comedian, who has been touring the
UK, was at the London Palladium for the Royal
Variety Performance which was filmed last night.
Jimmy was in the arena chatting to the Torchwood
actor when cheeky John put a protective arm
around him and planted a kiss on his face.
Maybe he spotted some mistletoe ...
Lucy Morgan: Making classical cool
Dec 12 2008 by Tim Lewis, Western Mail
She's worked with stars from Shirely Bassey to
David Essex, but viola player Lucy Morgan told
Tim Lewis all she really wants this Christmas is
to spend time with friends (even if they are Steve Balsamo and Catrin Finch)
IT'S almost easier to list some of the musicians
Lucy Morgan hasn't worked with, rather than the ones she has.
When the 31-year-old decided to launch her first
Christmas concert last year she had already
worked with Shirley Bassey, Keane and the Manic
Street Preachers, to name but a few.
After another year of jetting all over the world,
the viola player can now add the likes of David
Essex, Echo and the Bunnymen, John Barrowman and
the Last Shadow Puppets (the critically acclaimed
side project of Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner) to her impressive list.
"It's been quite a year," Lucy admits.
"I've been all over the world and worked with
some of the best people. Working with the Last
Shadow Puppets was really cool. Both Alex and
Miles (Kane, who's also lead singer of The Rascals) were really down to earth.
"I played on stage with them at the Leeds
Festival and then literally travelled through the
night to get to the Faenol Festival to be on
stage with John Barrowman the next day.
"That's the beauty of my job, one night I can be
playing with some of the most brilliant
contemporary artists and the next I can be on stage doing classical music."
... the rest of the article can be found at the link below...
Barrowman to battle with giant robot at Hippodrome
John Barrowman and Titan at the Birmingham Hippodrome. (s)
11 December 2008
FOLLOWING his record-breaking season in last
year's pantomime, stage and TV star John
Barrowman returns to the Birmingham Hippodrome in
the Christmas spectacular Robin Hood - The
Pantomime Adventure from next Friday (December 19).
Appearing alongside him is comedian Paul Zerdin
as Will Scarlet, together with his friend 'Sam',
while returning to Birmingham is veteran
entertainer Don Maclean in the role of Friar Tuck.
Also making a special appearance is the the
impressive Titan, a huge eight-foot steel giant
of a robot that is conjured back from the future
to aide the Sheriff of Nottingham's quest to defeat Robin Hood (Barrowman).
John Barrowman said: "I am thrilled to be
returning to the Birmingham Hippodrome this
Christmas in a production full of surprises and
packed with entertainment for all ages.
"I am particularly looking forward to taking on
Titan - with my experience of battling futuristic
baddies, I don't think it'll prove too much of a problem!"
Robin Hood - The Pantomime Adventure is staged by
Qdos Pantomimes, the largest pantomime producer
in the world and is presented by the same team
that was behind the 2007/08 production of Aladdin.
It is a brand new production especially written
for Birmingham Hippodrome and performances run until Sunday, February 1, 2009.
Tickets are on sale priced £13-£30, available
online at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by telephone on 0844 338 5000.
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