Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce on The Height of the Storm Being ‘Cheap Marriage Counseling’ & Their First Meeting 40 Years Ago

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 24, 2019 Dame Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Pryce and Imogen Lloyd Webber (Photos: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) The Height of the Storm Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce in The Height of the Storm (Photo: Joan Marcus) Jonathan Pryce View Comments Both stars have recently appeared in monster hits of the small screen with Atkins playing Queen Mary on The Crown, and Pryce as the High Sparrow on Game of Thrones. “I’m quite relieved I’m not often recognized as Queen Mary,” Atkins says. “Wonderfully, here in America, one is often stopped by people who have seen you in theater.” As for Pryce, he has only affection for Game of Thrones fans. “They all love the show so much so they’re very respectful,” he says. “I don’t mind the recognition because the show was so good. I had a great time making it, and then they killed me.”Atkins and Pryce are continually surprised by the effect of their work. “We were in London and in came an old couple,” Atkins says. “The man had stopped talking and the woman was obviously irritated when they sat down. At the end of the play, he put his arm around her and they walked out holding hands. That’s pretty wonderful for a play to do.” Pryce confirmed saying, “It’s cheap marriage guidance counseling.”See Atkins and Pryce in The Height of the Storm, playing at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Watch the full London Calling with Imogen Lloyd Webber episode below!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Stage and screen legends Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce have brought their talents together to star in Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm. With a combined total of 14 Olivier Award nominations and 13 Broadway credits between these performers, this Manhattan Theater Club production is not to be missed. In honor of the play’s recent opening night and extension, the duo got together for a new episode of London Calling with Imogen Lloyd Webber to talk all about the show’s transfer from the West End, making audiences cry and more.”I knew I liked Florian Zeller from The Father,” Pryce says to Lloyd Webber. “I read [The Height of the Storm] and was quite disappointed because I didn’t understand it. I read it a second and a third time and by then I was crying. Although we did it in London for three months, I’m still finding new things in the work here.”Originally touring across the U.K. before landing at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre, The Height of the Storm is currently playing a limited engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. “It’s a great gift to come back to a play,” Atkins says. “To do it, and then to be off for a few months is wonderful. I love revisiting a play and have been wanting to get back to New York anyway.”Telling the story of a 50-year marriage facing change, Atkins and Pryce play the central couple. Offstage, they already have history: “Working with Eileen is a complete joy,” Pryce says. “We hit it off since day one. She forgot we met. It was 1976 and we met in New York for a cup of tea. It was a very British thing to do.” Related Shows Eileen Atkins Star Fileslast_img read more

Stage set for GBBFF’s Novices Championships says Marks

first_imgBy Michelangelo Jacobus“EVERYTHING is in place, the stage is set and the venue is secure” was the revelation made by President of the Guyana Body Building and Fitness Federation (GBBFF), Coel Marks.Speaking to Chronicle Sport about the federation’s Novices Championships set for tomorrow ( Sunday) at the National Cultural Centre (NCC), Marks said that he is pleased by the response from athletes and especially noted, that this year there are a lot of female entries along with the customary influx of contestants in the men’s ‘Physique’ category.“The athletes are very enthused and the large number of contestants we have this year, we hope it can translate over to the seniors (Championships). We still have body builders coming in nicely, we are encouraging persons to come out and see the new talent and maybe even get involved in bodybuilding themselves.”In terms of sponsorship, Marks maintained that the federation itself is bearing the brunt of the financial backing of the championships along with Fitness Express who are usual sponsors in that regard.The reason for the federation taking charge in the financial aspect is because the administration would want to focus their ‘outreach’ for the more marquee Senior Championships later in the year, which is the flagship event for the GBBFF.In addition, Coel’s Boutique and Gandhi’s are sponsoring trophies and individual prizes.As the championships keep growing, the GBBFF has now shifted the Novices meet to the NCC from the customary Theatre Guild venue, to facilitate the growing audience of fitness and bodybuilding fans, as well as competitors.The Novices Championships will kick off at the NCC from 19:00hrs under the theme ‘Simply the best… better than all the rest’.Tickets to the event cost $1, 500 and can be purchased from the NCC, Fitness Express, Space Gym and Fitness 53.last_img read more

Sheedy thrilled to be back in All Ireland final

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Tipp manager Liam Sheedy says he’s thrilled for his players to be back in an All Ireland Final.The Premier face Kilkenny in Croke Park on August 18th in the decider.He says his ultimate aim when taking the reigns again this year, was to take the squad to this stage of the championship. Speaking to Tipp FM sport at the Tipperary press event ahead of the final, Liam Sheedy said the belief is back amongst the group…last_img

FanDuel Picks Week 8: NFL DFS lineup advice for GPP tournaments

first_imgMORE WEEK 8 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFLEX Mike Evans, Buccaneers @ Bengals ($7,800). Thanks largely to Nelson’s price-point, we were able to add Evans as a high-cost option at FLEX. Evans has at least four catches and 58 yards in every game this season, and he’s always a TD threat. The Bengals were just shredded by the Chiefs, and the game flow here will likely force the Bucs to pass a lot. Considering that the Bengals allow 32.5 FanDuel points per game to the receiver position, Evans should be a solid pickup and if he can score, he could really pay off for this lineup.DEF New York Giants vs. Redskins ($4,600). The Giants are one of the cheaper defenses on the board, but they just did a good job of limiting the Falcons on Monday Night Football — at least in the first half. The Redskins have had some issues on their offensive line and haven’t produced much on offense this season. That makes the Giants a sneaky-good play and one that may be low-owned in tournament lineups. Week 8 Standard Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerWith all that said, here’s a look at our FanDuel tournament lineup for Week 8 of the NFL season.WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 8 FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS tournament lineupQB Mitchell Trubisky, Bears vs. Jets ($7,700). Trubisky has been generating a lot of rushing yards, and he had a season-high 81 yards and a TD on the ground last week to go along with 300-plus passing yards and a couple scores through the air. The Bears may not need to throw as much against the Jets as they did against the Patriots, but the Jets secondary is banged up. Three of their top-five defensive backs were out last week, so Trubisky could take advantage of that in Week 8. We also like saving money at QB and since Trubisky is just ninth-ranked in salary at QB, he’s a solid value.RB Kareem Hunt, Chiefs vs. Broncos ($8,100). Hunt had three TDs last week and he is a huge part of the Chiefs offense. The Broncos just shut down the Cardinals running game, but they have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to RBs this season. Hunt should have a monster game and we’re saving $2,900 off the positional ceiling. That seems like a winning proposition to us.RB James Conner, Steelers vs. Browns ($8,000). Last time the Steelers played the Browns, Conner totaled 192 scrimmage and two scores. With Le’Veon Bell still out, Conner should have a chance to put up similarly strong numbers and continue on as a workhorse. He will be out to prove himself again, so grabbing him for $8,000 could be a worthwhile investment.​WEEK 8 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Buccaneers ($6,800). Boyd had his worst game of the season last week (three catches, 27 yards) but he gets a great matchup with the Buccaneers. They have allowed the second-most FanDuel points per game to WRs at 39.0. Boyd should have a bounce-back performance, but his ownership could be down a bit after the disappointing performance last week. That makes him a prime target for us in this GPP tournament.WR Jarvis Landry, Browns @ Steelers ($6,700). The Steelers allow 39.6 FanDuel points to receivers. That’s the most of any team in the league. Landry should have a chance to rack up catches and at a sub-$7K price-tag, he’s well worth the investment in this contest.WEEK 8 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | DraftKingsWR Jordy Nelson, Raiders vs. Colts ($5,300). Nelson is the new No. 1 receiver in Oakland with Amari Cooper gone. The Colts have been solid against receivers this year, but they have allowed 28.3 FanDuel points per game this season. If Nelson gets enough volume, he could put up solid numbers. You won’t really find another top receiver with this low of a price-tag, and you can thank the Cooper trade for that pricing inefficiency.TE David Njoku, Browns @ Buccaneers ($5,700). Njoku has been much better with Baker Mayfield at the helm, and he faces a weak Steelers defense that has struggled against tight ends this season (second-most points surrendered to the position). He’s a good lower-cost option at one of the thinner positions in fantasy and even though we already have his teammate Landry, we think the Browns can support two weapons in the passing game. Week 8 of the NFL DFS season is here and by now, savvy fantasy players have figured out who the top values are. Pricing has gotten tighter and there are less insane value picks available at any price point. Plus, bye weeks have thinned the player pool a bit making it slightly harder to differentiate our lineups. Still, there are a handful of solid plays on the lineup and injuries and trades have opened up opportunities for guys to produce. We’re making sure to target them in our FanDuel GPP lineup for this week, and they will be a crucial part of our daily fantasy strategy.We didn’t end up targeting a QB-WR stack as we normally do, we ended up with one contrarian stack of a couple of Browns weapons. Believe it or not, that may pan out this week, and the relative cost of these guys allowed us to spend up at RB and target some solid volume receivers that could be in position to pay off. And as we’ve seen this season, paying up for big-time RBs has panned out, so we want to stick with what works.last_img read more