Today's Joanna Page

Today’s Joanna Page: Fat Pig

Kevin Bishop and Joanna Page in Fat Pig

Today’s Joanna Page is Fat Pig, Neil LaBute’s size-related comedy play, which has been running in London for a good few months now. In fact, I’ve already reviewed ittwice.

However, from the 11th September, it’s going to be moving away from the Trafalgar Studios to the Comedy Theatre and Rob Webb and Kris Marshall are going to be replaced by Nick Burns and Kevin Bishop respectively. Then from October, Joanna Page is going to be off filming the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special and is going to be replaced by Kelly Brook. No word on what’s happening with Ella Smith, yet.

So here’s a publicity shot of our Joanna with Kevin Bishop (photo by Simon Turtle). And this is her (with Matthew Horne) in Gavin & Stacey:

Matthew Horne and Joanna Page in Gavin & Stacey

What a chameleon. How’s she do that?

PS There’s a video on the Fat Pig web site in which Neil LaBute interviews the current cast. In it, Rob Webb admits there was an evening where he chose to play Tom as “a complete spoon” then changed his mind and went back to playing it the original way. Any want to bet he did it on the night that I first went to see it, thus explaining the change in performance by the time I went back to see it again?

September starts here

Hooray! September’s here, and British summertime has arrived*. Hopefully, you all had nice holidays and are feeling rested – and only slightly bitter that you’ve got to go back to work.

As a result, at The Medium Is Not Enough, service is going to start up again properly, with news, reviews, the regular features, etc, delighting and probably slightly irritating you in equal measure from now on. But due to a minor miracle of planning, etc, I’m going to be working from home three days a week (Monday, Thursday and Friday) for the foreseeable future, so you can probably expect ‘heightened’ services on these days. Which is handy, because all the new TV seasons are starting on the UK and the US this month.

As some point, there might be a minor upgrade to the blogging software I use, which might provide some new shiny features, too. Or it might just obliterate the whole thing and give me extreme stress. We’ll have to see on that one.

Look forward to chatting with you!

* Note for Americans and other aliens: if you’re coming to Britain for your vacation, try to book your break for September or else you’ll be condemned to rain and extreme humidity your entire stay. September is when it starts to get sunny these days.

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