Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MARC AS SNOOPY - CONFETTI comes to BBC2

If you missed Confetti you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer HERE and on Virgin On Demand.

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Don't forget to watch BBC2 tonight (Sat 27 August) at 11.10pm to see Marc as Snoopy in Debbie Isitt's comedy mockumentary Confetti (2006) - details/photos below...

Also The Telegraph, in their Culture section name A Midsummer Night's Dream as number 1 in their Top 10 Plays to see - view HERE

LA LA LAND Episode 4 continues tonight on Sho Next

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BBC2 this Saturday - 27 August 2011 at 11.10pm.

Three couples battle it out to win 'Most Original Wedding of the Year' in Director Debbie Isitt's comedy mockumentary starring Marc as Snoopy alongside an amazing cast including Martin Freeman, Julia Davis, Olivia Coleman, Jessica Hynes, Robert Webb, Jimmy Carr, Alison Steadman, Jason Watkins.


Confetti photos from Marc...

Marc as Snoopy


Snoopy's band


Marc as Snoopy and Martin Freeman as Matt

Sunday, August 21, 2011

RSC/CONFETTI on BBC2

Marc's 5* run as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream continues at the RSC Stratford-upon-Avon until November 5th 2011 - see the RSC site for further info and tickets: HERE




Meanwhile BBC2 are repeating Confetti - on Saturday 27 August 2011 at 11.10pm.

Marc stars as Snoopy (friend and best man to Martin Freeman). Also starring Jimmy Carr, Jessica Hynes, Alison Steadman, Julia Davis, Stephen Mangan, Olivia Coleman, Robert Webb, and Jason Watkins.

Director Debbie Isitt.


see BBC2 Schedule


To read more about the film see the official BBC Films site HERE

Saturday, August 06, 2011

MARC'S BOTTOM REVIEWS...5* IN THE TELEGRAPH, BBC RADIO 4

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The Royal Shakespeare Company have added Production photos of Marc as Bottom to the RSC official site - click HERE to view.

London Evening Standard 5*

"...
Most delightful are the so-called rude mechanicals. Their dreadful festive play about Pyramus and Thisbe is performed in a spirit of wondrously inept excess. Marc Wootton is superb as Bottom, the weaver who proves himself an awful ham, while there's a lovely depth of feeling in Felix Hayes's Snug. "


The Telegraph - 5 *:


"There is some fabulous fun and frolics in the forest in the RSC's most recent production of A Midsummer Night's Dream."

"...The mechanicals are terrific, generating a warm sense of male friendship, and the great moment when Bottom – a splendidly bumptious but lovable Marc Wootton – returns from his forest adventures proves deeply affecting. The actual performance of their terrible play is as inventively funny as any I have seen, a glorious celebration of bombastic overacting and theatrical incompetence that becomes surprisingly touching when Bottom and Michael Grady-Hall’s sweetly innocent Francis Flute discover that they really enjoy kissing each other as Pyramus and Thisbe."

to read the article in full click HERE

The EXPRESS:

"I liked the so-called Mechanicals – the amateur actors (here in boiler suits and tool belts) led by Marc Wootton’s roly poly Bottom who makes a lovely ass of himself.
His wig transforms into donkey ears and the salami dangling between his legs clearly delights a svelte Titania (the excellent Pippa Nixon). "

read the article in full click HERE

BBC RADIO 4 Saturday Review Show:

"absolutely fabulous"

"high comedy"

"ebullience of Bottom and his Mechanicals"


"Fantastic contemporary working"


"Marc Wootton played a fantastic Bottom...he brought a contemporary comedicness
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"...Pyramus and Thisbe was the best I've ever seen"


On BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review Show (6 August 2011) Bidisha and guests - the writers Lisa Appignanesi, Ekow Eshun and Misha Glenny review A Midsummer Night's Dream at the RSC.

To listen to the show on the BBC iPlayer click
HERE

Friday, August 05, 2011

MARC'S ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY BOTTOM REVIEWS...

"Stratford's five-star Dream"...

Marc as Bottom on the front of THE TIMES today:


It was Press night last night at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre...

The Stage:


"...Marc Wootton’s bombastic Bottom brings the house down."

To read in full click HERE

Daily Mail:

"...Marc Wootton who excels as Bottom..." and "Marc Wootton is a top-rank Bottom..."

HERE

Express and Star:

"But as so often in the Dream it’s poor, excitable, donkey-headed Bottom the Weaver, played here by Marc Wootton, who steals the show. It is a magical and memorable performance."

Full review:
HERE

...meanwhile LA LA LAND continues to repeat on Showtime see the official site