THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN LIVE AGAIN!

Following their brief return in 2017, The League of Gentlemen announced a much-anticipated live tour. The big question being, after all this time, do Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith still have the old magic to creep us out and make us belly laugh at the same time? Was the loop of … Continued

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin – SUSPIRIA Live

So you’ve purchased your shiny new 4K restoration Blu-ray of Dario Argento’s supernatural motherlode, Suspiria. You stick it on at home one night, whack up the surround-sound and let the diabolical art-rock typhoon of Goblin’s famous score startle your ears to death. Heaven. That is, until ten minutes into the film when the bloke next … Continued

PLAY EXPO LONDON 2018

Another PLAY Expo is in the books, having recently taken over London’s cavernous Printworks venue for a full weekend of gaming excitement. We stopped by on day two to check out some of the action. The main entrance lead guests directly into the main arcade room, filled to the brim with cabinets and pinball tables. … Continued

MCM Comic Con Manchester 2018

Always one of the highlights of the northern geek calendar, the pop culture behemoth MCM rolls into town for another two days of cosplay, celebrity signings, and wallet-busting merchandising. This year, the guest list that MCM brought to Manchester was amazing. Local lad Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) made a triumphant appearance on the MCM Live … Continued

MOON QUEST [GM Fringe]

Over at STARBURST Towers, we are suckers for a good old retro sci-fi show. Pointy rockets ships, elaborate metaphors for social issues and two-fisted pulp adventure are all our sort of thing, so we were intrigued by Casagua Productions sci-fi comedy, Moon Quest. With its promise of a show inspired by movies such as Star … Continued

WHO, ME UK TOUR

Rob Lloyd has been playing and touring his Doctor Who-themed comedy show to worldwide audiences for a number of years, yet despite a couple of visits to the Edinburgh Festival this is his first proper journey around the provinces of the programme’s home territory, the UK. Amazingly, given Doctor Who’s popularity and ubiquity, this is … Continued

Edinburgh Comic Con

Edinburgh Comic Con, the Scottish capital’s premier geek gathering, returned in April for another weekend of glorious nerdery. Now fully settled into its home at the EICC, the event spreads across various rooms of the conference centre with the main hall holding the bulk of attractions and most stalls run by the writers and artists … Continued

‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2018

When comedic musician and king parodist of our time ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic announced that he would be undertaking a tour wherein he dropped the costumes and video screens to concentrate on a stripped-down musical experience, it seemed like a radical idea. When Yankovic explained that the tour would focus primarily on older material – and … Continued

DC EXHIBITION: DAWN OF SUPERHEROES

Where do they get those wonderful toys? Find out how the other half live with an all-encompassing tour around the Batcave, Superman’s fortress of Solitude, Wonder Woman’s Themyscira wardrobe and the Suicide Squad’s… evidence locker?  All of the above and more are amassed within DC’s Dawn of Superheroes exhibition, from the days of Adam West … Continued

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK – Barbican Theatre

Theatre is a living thing that changes and grows as it tours. STARBURST first saw director Matthew Lutton’s stage production of Picnic at Hanging Rock last year and when we heard that this quintessential Australian production was back in the UK, we simply had to take another look. We are pleased to report that the … Continued