Cara Delevingne Blames 'British Sense Of Humour' For Tense Tv Interview

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Supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne Has Blamed Her “British Sense Of Humour” For An Awkward U…
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‘Monty Pythonesque’ humour hits Largs stage

Home What’s On Going Out Articles 2015 07 30 ‘Monty Pythonesque’ humour hits Largs stage With summer shenanighans, and kiss me quick hats, Largs Players Comedy Theatre hasn’t always been one to push the boundaries out in terms of providing alternative entertainment, but there is little doubting they have excelled in that particular genre this year. Cinderella will never be the same again … as Laura Newton and Jordin Revel star in Largs Players Comedy Theatre. It is usually a staple diet of holiday fun down the coast, with a bit of Carry-on thrown in for good measure, and could quite happily sit as an extension of a popular 1980s BBC sit-com. However, in more recent years, there has been a change in tone, with more bittersweet comedy of memories from holidays past, or a series of fast flowing sketches. And this year, the Comedy Theatre has gone out on a limb with arguably one of their most ambitious efforts yet. The names of both one act plays ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’ and ‘22 Hardcastle Court’ left little to the imagination, and with the publicity machine promoting the involvement of some of the young actors and actresses from Largs Academy’s acclaimed ‘Phantom of the Opera’, there was certainly an element of mystery and trepidation as we ventured into the creeking little theatre by the sea, but rarely can the Brisbane Centre have seen so much energy and vigour, particularly in the last 20 minutes! 22 Hardcastle Court centred on the ups, and more often the downs, of 32 year old teacher Emily, played by Laura Edison, who is desperately trying to escape the clutches of her haranguing mother, played by Sue MacPhee, when buying a new flat, but settling in isn’t as easy as planned as confusion and mishaps result in all sorts of comical mayhem. Amourous students, played by Rachel Scott and Alistair Maxwell/Ben Gilmartin, appear to use her flat as nothing more than their hang-out for their romantic endeavours, and further trouble arrives on the scene in the shape of George, of the snappily titled ‘Port Glasgow Bowling Caledonian Co-operative Club’, who seemed to be ‘up for a bit of rough’. Emily’s character is full of indignation, before turning round to the audience, stating: “Enjoy some rough? I haven’t even enjoyed some smooth!” It is full of fun and farce, and now, at last, we know the truth about whether Drew Cochrane, as George, does indeed wear a toupee, but you will have to go along to the Comedy Theatre to find out! Introducing the second act, Gordon McMurray promised a Monty Pythonesque humour fest, and ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’ provided a completely surreal edge to seaside proceedings as young actors David McGarvey, Jordin Revel, Alison Goldie, and Laura Newton provided a sensational hour of quick witted humour, audience participation, and all round madness, as they attempted to perform all 209 fairytales within the allocated hour, but in all their gruesome original glory – complete with endings! Two narrators and two actors combined classics like Snow White and Hansel and Gretel – complete with the crowd providing the sound effects – to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands – all classics by The Brothers Grimm. Fast and furious, hats off to all the young actors and actresses who kept the energetic pace going with real style and panache, from a baby doll shooting out of a mother’s womb on to the floor in front of the stage during Rapunzel, to the majestic Cinderella finale which really does have to be seen to be believed. In the rousing finale, Jordin Revel played the complete cast, including the birds (tweet tweet!), in a magically diabolical scene which was hysterical, brilliant, and worthy of the Edinburgh Fringe. But of course, fairytales aren’t real, or are they? One thing is for sure, they make rich pickings for leftfield out of the box humour. The cast interchange each night with Kirsty Strahan and Karen Wilkin also appearing in the frenetic second production. One thing did of course ring true at the end of the night as the audience at the Comedy Theatre all headed home, happy ever after. And Largs Players directors Kevin Jannetts and Linda McMurray can take a bow for a dynamic double act of contrasting style with laughter, thrills, and genuine amazement come the finale! * The comedy theatre is at the Brisbane Theatre on Thursdays and Fridays, doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Pay at the door. Registered users log in here Username or email Password If you are registered with us, you can login here. If you are not registered, please do so now. Once logged in you wont have to complete word verification each time you post. Prefer not to register? Screen Name Email address Usernames must be 6 – 15 characters. Registration only takes a few minutes. Registered users can also take part in competitions and other features of the site. 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Cara Delevingne blames ‘British sense of humour’ for tense TV interview

Supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne has blamed her “British sense of humour” for an awkward U.S. TV interview she conducted on Tuesday. The British beauty sat for an interview for Good Day Sacramento via video link from New York, where the usually-energetic star appeared to answer questions about her new movie Paper Towns in a tired and sarcastic manner. The interview started with a female reporter accidentally introducing Delevingne as ‘Carla’, and when asked if she had read the Paper Towns novel, Delevingne replied, “No, I never read the book, or the script actually. I kind of winged it… no, of course, I love the book.” A male co-presenter later took Delevingne to task over her apparent attitude, saying, “I saw you in London a couple of weeks ago on TV and (you) seemed a lot more excited about it (Paper Towns movie) than you do right now. Are you just exhausted?” Taken aback, the model replied, “Oh… no, I mean, I’m still very excited. The premiere was last night… But I’m not any less excited than I was a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I had a bit more energy. It’s the morning don’t be mean.” The chat was cut short after the female anchor added, “You seem a bit irritated, perhaps it’s just us”, to which the Brit fired back, “Yeah, I think it’s just you.” Video footage of the interview has since gone viral, but Delevingne is adamant a cultural divide is to blame for the tense exchange. Taking to Twitter.com on Wednesday, she writes, “Some people just don’t understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour”.  
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