“It’s a choice between the Hollywood ending – or something more complex” : an interview with Lone Scherfig, director of The Riot Club

Lone Scherfig is a busy woman. At the moment, she’s preparing for an evening’s reunion with the cast of her incendiary new film, The Riot Club  (if you don’t know anything about this, then you’ve either been living under an Oxford-repelling rock all summer, or you’ve been tactfully avoiding reading any of my excited articles […]

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Dangerous Boys

In September, The Riot Club – an adaptation of Laura Wade’s controversial Royal Court hit stage play, Posh – will make its way into cinemas… and fear will strike the hearts of those in power accordingly. All right, so hyperbole aside, it’s easy to see why this project has been causing a stir since its […]

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The Mouse Diaries

 We’re only halfway through the summer but a) the nights are getting darker, b) I don’t have enough pairs of knee-high cable knit socks sans holes to parade about my house looking like a readymade Pinterest photo without also resembling Oliver Twist, c) I want/can’t-afford-without-hitting-my-overdraft-limit everything from the new season River Island haul and d) […]

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Mad about the boys

After my second consecutive trip to see Look and Learn’s new one-hour sketch show ‘Back to the Excellent Hot Tub Time Machine’, I am delighted to be going for drinks and a chat with the four boys, Dan Byam Shaw, Oli Johnson-Munday, Tom Dowling and Josh Dolphin, post-show. We start with the obvious: why, with […]

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