The Bunker Theatre is quite the charming Fringe theatre tucked away near London Bridge, putting on varied and exciting new plays, and Chutney by Reece Connolly is no exception.The story revolves around Claire and Gregg, a well-to-do power couple (epitomizing your stereotypical Daily Mail reader) who grow an insatiable bloodlust towards animals that shakes the core of their world.Before even stepping into the theatre, Set and Costume Designer Jasmine Swan cleverly has multiple missing pets posters set up around the foyer, already creating an interest in the play before it even begins. Certainly made me excited for what I was about to see, and the minimalist set with catchy noughties pop hits playing on the radio set a very millennial tone to the play.Reece Connolly’s writing is witty, wacky and woefully Waitrose, with a reminiscence to Phil Porter’s Blink. Although the beginning was a bit clunky as we get used to the narrative style of the play, once the disturbing but fascinating plot took shape it was thoroughly compelling. Connolly’s writing is slick and keeps the jokes firing out throughout the play, barely giving you time to breathe before another painfully Middle-Class comment is made – ‘We’re not working class, we have a pasta maker’. However some of Gregg’s singing wasn’t needed and didn’t add anything to the play and felt a little eggy.Director Georgie Staight cleverly orchestrates such a quirky play by incorporating it to the minimalist set and keeping it very ‘in-your-face’ throughout, which allows the piece to breathe. The use of the stage was flawless, often creating beautiful images whilst being aware of the thrust theatre challenges, not leaving anyone with a bad view. In a play like this, both actors are absolutely essential to create a likeability with two horrible characters, and Isabel Della-Porta and Will Adolphy did just that. Adolphy as Gregg was very likeable indeed and very funny, although sometimes I felt hammed up a few lines to bring out more comedy than was always needed. However the star of the show is Isabel Della-Porta as Claire. She owned the stage, and always had you in the palms of her murderous hands. She naturally brought a Middle-Class, psychotic edge that was a joy to watch.The sound and lighting by Ben Winter and Matt Cater respectively was mostlyexcellent and really propelled the piece. The intricacies Cater uses to bring out such an exciting minimalist set makes it a visual masterpiece, especially the red light around the knives, although there was one scene where Della-Porta wasn’t properly lit nearer the beginning. Winter’s design was exciting and clever, perfect for the play (especially the subtle hums), although I would have liked there to be actual speaking from off-stage characters rather than the murmur that was produced. Overall Chutney is disturbingly charming, and coming to the Bunker Theatre for this play will definitely be a good night out! The epitome of a murderously Middle-Class thriller.Review by Adam YorkeRating: ★★★★Seat: Centre | Price of Ticket: £19.50 (Concessions £15, U30 £10)
November 10, 2018
UPDATE (08:47 A.M. ET): False alarm! A malfunctioning water heater that makes a sound similar to gunfire caused active shooter reports at a North Carolina High School Friday morning (Nov. 9).:Commissioner George Brown said a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days and it sounds like gunfire when it makes noise. This has been going on for several days and is being investigated as a source. Regardless, officials are taking the situation very seriously to ensure everyone’s safety.Pender County Emergency Director Tom Collins said he also believed a malfunctioning water heater caused a gunfire noise and that the sheriff’s office is expected to hold a news conference soon.“I was sure it was not gunfire over an hour ago,” said Commissioner David Williams, who is also the assistant coach for the varsity football team. “I also coach football there. Lately (during practice), we’ve been hearing a piece of mechanical equipment go ‘bam bam bam.’ It made us the first time we heard it turn around.”Williams said he has heard the sound personally and can understand how someone might hear it and make a report. He thinks it could be a remnant problem from Hurricane Florence, explaining the sound is up high, near the roof line and faces the back of the building.“Obviously I was worried,” Williams said. “My son goes to school there. My daughter just graduated.”Williams believes the law enforcement response was 100 percent correct. There are a lot of kids on campus in the morning for practice.“They did exactly the right thing. Law Enforcement did what they’re supposed to do,” Williams said. “There’s no such thing as an over response.”This is good news, as this would have been the second mass shooting in the United States within 48 hours. Hopefully, they get that water heater fixed ASAP though!ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:Police in Pender County, North Carolina responded to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School Friday morning (Nov. 9).According to Captain James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, it is still an active shooter scene. Rowell said there are no reported injuries as of 7 a.m. EST, .Topsail High School is located on Saint Johns Church Road in Hampstead, North Carolina, just north of Wilmington.According to the school’s website, Topsail High School has a population of about 1,400 details.No other details about the active shooter reports are available at this time.Originally Published: 7:43 A.M. ET is a post from:
November 09, 2018
Before XXXTentacion was , the rapper was reportedly working on two albums, one called Skins and the other called Bad Vibes Forever.Though we haven’t received an official release date for either album, insiders have confirmed a number of posthumous records were due to come out soon.“We actually have nine more songs with X that are coming out,” producer Mally Mall revealed on ‘The Cruz Show’ last month. “It’s crazy, man. The kid was so talented. X was so talented that he would sound like three different artists on one song. It’s crazy. It’s sad because he predicted his death at 17. He thought he was gonna die.”? confirms the release of 9 more songs including one w/ and another one w/ ?? — Power 106 (@Power106LA) Friday morning (Nov. 9) at midnight, XXX’s team released a new single called “Bad!”The track, produced by Keeley and John Cunningham, is said to be the first single from X’s first posthumous album Skins, which is due out before the end of the year.Although an official release date for Skins has not been confirmed, it’s been reported that the album will drop on December 7th.Like most of X’s recent singles, “BAD!”—clocking in at under two minutes—is an extremely short song, but it gets its message across.:X plays on the confidence of a gorgeous woman, reaffirming her knowledge that she’s beyond fine. The instrumental would sound perfect at a strip club, and X’s syrupy vocals melt over the hypnotic drums.LISTEN TO “BAD!” BELOW: is a post from:
November 09, 2018
Earlier this week, Da Baby reportedly in Huntersville, North Carolina (outside of Charlotte).He was taken into police custody and . At the time, rumors suggested that the Charlotte, N.C. rapper acted out of self-defense in the shooting, and now Da Baby is speaking out about the incident via social media.In a series of videos posted on Instagram Live, Da Baby confirmed that he was involved in the deadly Walmart shooting, which police said stemmed from a fight between “several individuals in the store.”Da Baby said that he was shopping with his family (his 1-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son and baby mama) when he was approached by two men. At least one of the men had a gun, and he said security footage will back up his side of the story.Without explicitly stating that he shot at the man, Da Baby explained exactly what went down at the Walmart and said that that the “gunshots” that customers in the store heard is what actually saved him and his family from being shot.“If them gunshots ain’t go off, n***a, my f***in’ daughter could’ve got hit, son could’ve got hit, me,” he says in video recorded form his bed. He said his lawyers had advised him not to speak about the incident, but he doesn’t care. “F*** all that,” he said. “Two n****s walk down on you and your whole mothaf***in’ family, threatening y’all, whip out on y’all, n***a, let me see what y’all gon’ do. You feel me?”Initial reports stated that Da Baby was shopping in the produce section when the shooting happened, however, the rapper says that wasn’t true. He was actually at Walmart to buy winter clothes for his daughter.“I wasn’t in no mothaf***in’ produce section, I wasn’t grocery shopping, I was buying my baby some more winter clothes, n***a, it’s cold outside, n***a,” he said. “These n****s see me buying baby clothes and these n****s wanna come and show me how tough they is and sh**. Come on, my n***a, quit playing … I really don’t give a f*** how y’all feel, a n***a tried to take my life in front of my 1-year-old daughter.”He went on to say to “let that man family [the victim] grieve in peace and leave my family alone because I’m dying about mine, right there on the spot.”The man who was shot and killed in the altercation was identified as 19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig. After the shooting, investigators said that a suspect was being questioned, along with “several people” who were arrested at the store “due to an altercation.”, police haven’t filed any charges related to the shooting. An officer told the news station that police were aware of Da Baby’s social media videos, but won’t release the names of those interviewed about the altercation unless charges are filed against them. is a post from:
November 09, 2018
A huge congrats are in order for Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade as the couple shared earlier today that they are now the proud parents of a baby girl. Surprise, right?I know you’re probably wondering, “How in the hell did Gabrielle Union hide a whole pregnancy from the world for nine months?” Well, it’s easy. She and Dwyane hired a surrogate to carry their baby and kept the news under wraps until now.The couple each took to their respective Instagram accounts Thursday (Nov. 8) to share photos of them holding their newborn daughter.“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night (11/7) via surrogate,” they both shared along with lyrics to the song ‘Lovely Day.’ “Welcome to the party sweet girl!”Union has been very open about her struggles with infertility as the couple has been trying to have a child of their own for years. She revealed in her 2017 memoir We’re Going to Need More Wine that she had “eight or nine miscarriages” while trying to conceive on her own.“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle or coming out of an IVF cycle,” she wrote.The baby girl, whose name has not yet been revealed, is the first child for 46-year-old Gabby, while 36-year-old Dwyane is already dad to sons Xavier Zechariah (who turns 5 years old on Saturday), 11-year-old Zion Malachi Airamis and 16-year-old Zaire Blessing Dwyane. Wade also raises his 17-year-old nephew Dahveon Morris.Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade recently celebrated their 4-year wedding anniversary in August.Congrats again to Gabby and D-Wade on the birth of their baby! is a post from:
November 09, 2018