Sunday, 31 December 2017



Yerma Play Review

So at my local cinema, they were streaming the live play of Yerma showing in London. I jumped at the chance as I've wanted to see it for a while ever since Billie Piper was announced as starring in it. She is one of my favorite actresses, and I've seen her play The Effect that she starred in a few years ago that was also an amazing performance. I actually met her after at the stage door, got my photo with her and her autograph. I was so nervous, I thought I was going to faint but she was so lovely. 

Now Yerma is about a young woman that is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Bille Piper stars as the main character, it's set in modern-day London and Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties is so desperate to conceive a child that it results in a shocking and staggering climax. 
Bille Piper was truly incredible with her performance, just stunning. 

 Now I thought it was interesting to see that it was set in contemporary London.  


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Victoria Series 1 Review

Victoria Series 1 ITV period drama starring Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria. Written by Daisy Goodwin I found this series really interesting to watch, and to learn about what it might have been like in that period of time. It started of as Victoria finds out she was Queen at the young age of eighteen years old. 

The series follows her through the early years of her reign as she tires to prove herself as a woman and a moncarch. It seems that family and friends of the Queen were already expecting her to fail, or they were trying to cause trouble so that she would makes mistakes or even worse. I felt like saying give her a break, just leave her alone. She had just become Queen of England at such a young age she didn't need more pressure and drama as well. 

Another one of my favourite characters is Lord Melbourne played by Rufus Sewell. The chemistry between his character and Victoria is incredible, I absolutely love them together, in any scene. Rufus and Jenna must have a great friendship off screen because I feel like they bring the characters they play to life on screen. 

Another pairing of characters I like are Mr Francatelli played by Ferdinand Kingsley, and Miss Skerrett, played by Nell Hudson. Amazing actors who once again have brilliant chemistry on screen. Once again I feel like they must be great friends of screen to create the kind of chemistry that they have on screen. 

I also really love the character of Alberts Brother Prince Ernest played by David Oakes. And The Duchess of Sutherland, Harriet played by Margaret Clunie, another great pairing of characters who should in my opinion just be together already. 

I also really like the character Sir Robert Peel played by the actor Nigel Lindsay.I just really like how when watching the series you find yourself wanting to know what the characters next motives are to continue their individual story around Queen Victoria.  

Overall I would really recommend the series if you love watching period dramas, romance or learning about history, Jenna Coleman or Queen Victoria. I can't wait for the second series of this drama, to see where the characters are now after we left them at the end of series one. 

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