Ben Aynsley

Review: Calvary – Brendan Gleeson Steals The Show Amidst Big Name Cast

Review: Calvary – Brendan Gleeson Steals The Show Amidst Big Name Cast

After his successful 2011 debut, The Guard, John Michael McDonagh has remained in form with his latest film, Calvary. Based once again in rural Ireland, Calvary is a black comedy named after the hill on which Jesus was crucified. It follows a kind and respected priest for a week after he receives a death threat […]

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Calvary – Brendan Gleeson Heads All-Star Cast In Latest Dark Irish Comedy

Calvary – Brendan Gleeson Heads All-Star Cast In Latest Dark Irish Comedy

After his 2009 debut The Guard became Ireland’s most successful indie film of all time, John Michael McDonagh is set to release his latest effort, Calvary. Due for release on April 11, Calvary tells the darkly-humorous tale of Father James Lavelle, a priest in a small Irish parish who just wants to make the world […]

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Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Despite being in comedy since 1999, starring in hit BBC sitcoms, appearing on every panel show imaginable and cameoing in blockbuster films, Wikipedia still says Miles Jupp is best known as the hapless inventor Archie from Balamory. When people talk about career-defining roles, an inventor in a children’s show who has a tendency to break […]

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Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

The multi-talented Miles Jupp is embarking on his latest stand-up tour, Miles Jupp Is The Chap You’re Thinking Of, and is heading to Newcastle next week. The comedian, actor and writer will be at The Stand on April 1 to entertain people with a mixture of jokes, stories and rants. It’s Jupp’s first tour since […]

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Kerrang Tour: Limp Bizkit Rollin' In To Newcastle This Weekend

Kerrang Tour: Limp Bizkit Rollin' In To Newcastle This Weekend

The Kerrang Tour is on the road again and will be stopping off at the Newcastle O2 Academy on Saturday February 15th. The tour will be headlined by nu-metal band Limp Bizkit, who are set to release their seventh studio album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. The group achieved mainstream success in the 90’s and […]

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Killswitch Engage And Trivium Co-Headline O2 Academy

Killswitch Engage And Trivium Co-Headline O2 Academy

  Metal fans are in for a treat as Killswitch Engage and Trivium have teamed up to co-headline a UK tour. The Roadrunner Records stablemates will be stopping off at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on Monday, February 3rd. With support from Miss May I and Battlecross it’s sure to be a very lively show […]

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Review: Tony Law @ The Stand

Review: Tony Law @ The Stand

Surrealist neckerchief enthusiast Tony Law brought The Stand to its knees (and then to its feet)

Surreal comedian Tony Law has been on the circuit for a few years but only now seems to be achieving deserved mainstream attention, thanks to appearances on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. As soon as Law bounded onto the stage (to a laser show, […]