Evening with Lee
performance,” Lee said. “I‘ m thrilled that can make some time in my current acting schedule to reconnect with theatre audiences. The band is superb and it will be great to be singing once again.”
IIn Concert with Lee Mead started in May and consists of a run of 12 shows, ending in December at the Garrick Theatre in London.
Because of his filming schedule for Casualty, Lee has been doing about one show per month.
“It’s been great,” he explained. “Every gig is different and I’m playing in venues and towns haven’t played in before, which love to do. Everyone seems to be having fun and that’s the most important thing for me, that the audience goes away having had a great evening and really enjoyed themselves.”
Lee will also be singing hits such as Prince’s Kiss, Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah.
However, Lee’s favourites in the show are Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific and Coldplay’s Fix You.
“Those two are my favourite. They’re the songs I love to sing, which is handy.
“There’s about 20 odd songs in the show, it’s quite a big show with a real mix of music. It’s a great show.”
Lee spends his weekdays in Cardiff filming for Casualty.
He said: “I really enjoyed being in Casualty this year, it’s gone so quickly. My contract finishes this month but it looks like I’ll be staying on for a second year, which is really exciting.
“I play nurse Lofty, who is quite funny and is like a mini Sherlock – he sees things from a different perspective. He’s quite a caring character but he’s also quite clumsy. He’s a lot of fun to play.”
Lee is urging people to go to the show at Wycombe Swan.
He added: “It’s a fun night out. If you like music in general and songs from the West End then you’ll have a great evening. It’s a nice chance to sit back and listen to some great music.” Tickets cost £24.50. To book, call 01494 512 000 or visit www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
II12A Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Timothee Chalamet, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and voice of Bill Irwin RITER-DIRECTOR Christopher Nolan shoots for the stars with a futuristic thriller, co-written with his brother Jonathan, about the search for a new home to replace a dying planet Earth.
Epic in scope and wildly ambitious, Interstellar doesn’t quite achieve its bold vision of a story about a father and daughter set against the vast backdrop of mankind’s final roll of the dice to avoid extinction.
However, even when this grand futuristic adventure malfunctions, it’s a deeply engrossing meditation on the ties that bind and the endurance of emotional bonds across space and time.
Nolan and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema have captured some of the most breathtaking vistas, including our first glimpses of a black hole or wormhole on large-format IMAX film.
These sequences pack a mighty visual punch and powerfully convey how tiny and seemingly insignificant we are on our third rock from the Sun. Composer Hans Zimmer, who collaborated with the London-born director on The Dark Knight trilogy, provides another bombastic orchestral score to complement the majestic imagery.
Our planet is dying: great dust
Wclouds sweep across agricultural plains, ruining crops and making it impossible to breathe comfortably without a face mask.
“We used to look up and wonder about our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt,” laments Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former test pilot, who toils the parched soil with his 15-year-old son Tom (Timothee Chalamet) and 10-year-old daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy).
Cooper answers a call from Professor Brand (Michael Caine) to lead a mission to locate a new planet capable of sustaining human life.
“We’re not meant to save the world. We’re meant to leave it,” explains Brand, whose daughter Amelia (Anne Hathaway), a scientist, will be part of the crew, with astrophysicist Romilly ( David Gyasi) and pilot Doyle (Wes Bentley).
Leaving his brood in the care of his father-in-law (John Lithgow), Cooper undertakes the most important mission in human history, knowing that failure will mean certain death for the people he loves.
Interstellar retains a tight focus on the characters without sacrificing the adrenaline-pumping thrills that fans expect from director Nolan.
Two talking military machines – TARS (voiced by Bill Irwin) and CASE – are a marvel of mechanical puppeteering and inject some much-needed humour.
“I have a discretion setting,” dead-pans TARS in response to a request from Cooper to disclose sensitive information.
McConaughey and Hathaway add emotional heft to their embattled astronauts, wringing out tears after Amelia sternly warns Cooper: “You might have to choose between seeing your children again and saving the human race.”
A couple of dense philosophical discussions about gravity and love orbit the moon of unintentional hilarity but, thankfully, Nolan avoids the full crash and burn.
Anne Hathaway (Amelia) takes a plunge
Anne Hathaway (Amelia) and Matthew McConaughey (Cooper) keep the emotional flow at a tolerable level as they strive to save humanity