Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars

Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars

Resident critics Hayley Danks and Ruth Goodchild review everything from the monarchy to the eclipse. They don't feel they actually have to see a film or play in order to review it. So sit back, relax, and let them tell you what to think.

If you would like to suggest something for Hayley and Ruth to review, tweet them: @twostarspodcast

Two Stars is improvised by Susan Harrison and Gemma Arrowsmith.

Episode 3.2 - Love Island

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Published: 19th July 2018.   Length: 35 mins.   Size: 65mb

Hayley & Ruth review the cultural sensation of Love Island. Hayley has seen every episode while Ruth hasn't seen a single episode and in fact doesn't own a television. This, they feel, gives them a unique perspective in order to review it.

Susan's show Susan Harrison is a Bit Weepy is on at the Voodoo Rooms 4th-25th (not 13th) August at 14:00 during the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Episode 2.8 - British Summer Time

28th April 2018.   32 minutes.

After a never ending winter, for two whole days this April, the UK saw sunshine. Hayley and Ruth review this brief bit of British Summer Time from London's bustling Southbank,...

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Episode 2.7 - Lesley Boughton

7th March 2018.   38 minutes.

In this episode, Hayley and Ruth are thrilled to chat to highly experienced actor Lesley Boughton, star of rep, fringe, big screen, small screen and medium screen.

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Episode 2.6 - Valentine's Day

14th February 2018.   28 minutes.

On the most romantic day of the year, Hayley and Ruth join Irish poet Fintan Cresss to review a restaurant and to talk about his latest book Hallowed Halls.

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Episode 2.5 - New Year's Fireworks

9th January 2018.   39 minutes.

From Ruth's old offices at the Telegraph, Hayley & Ruth usher in 2018 by reviewing the new year fireworks display. They also look back at their cultural highlights of 2017.

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Episode 2.3 - Athene Babbard, Theatre Director

4th November 2017.   27 minutes.

This month, Hayley & Ruth journey to a remote Scottish island to meet renowned theatre director Athene Babbard and watch her new version of The Scottish Play (Macbeth). Lucy...

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Episode 2.2 - Soho

16th October 2017.   29 minutes.

Hayley and Ruth attend an invigorating piece of invisible theatre and review a Nordic bakery in London's Soho.

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Episode 2.1 - EdFringe 2017 Post Mortem

30th August 2017.   36 minutes.

Hayley and Ruth are back in London after a gruelling month of reviewing shows in Edinburgh. Hayley's had her heart broken, Ruth may or may not publish a review. Listen...

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Episode 1.16 - Macey *****

11th May 2017.   35 minutes.

Hayley & Ruth are on the frontline of art once again as they meet artist Macey ***** in a warehouse in Shoreditch. Guest starring Georgie Morrell as Macey *****. [link=http://pokeintheeyeproductions.co.uk/]Georgie's...

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Episode 1.15 - Co-op Supermarket

7th April 2017.   32 minutes.

After a listener requested they review the Co-op opposite Charing Cross Station, Hayley and Ruth find themselves at the supermarket at 6am.

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Episode 1.12 - Christmas

20th December 2016.   31 minutes.

Hayley arrives at Ruth's house on Christmas Day and they spent a quiet Christmas together. Like, seriously quiet. Maybe reviewing Christmas will cheer them both up.

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Episode 1.11 - Stefan van der Huis

8th December 2016.   32 minutes.

Stefan van der Huis is a modern artist whose work has sadly been passed over for the Turner Prize for being too dynamic and thought-provoking. Hayley and Ruth catch up...

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Episode 1.10 - US Election

7th November 2016.   30 minutes.

With no knowledge or expertise of any kind, Hayley and Ruth are the perfect pundits to give you the facts in the run up to the 2016 US election.

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Episode 1.9 - Halloween special

30th October 2016.   38 minutes.

Hayley & Ruth find themselves at the house party of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend. Hayley struggles with an unwieldy costume while Ruth struggles...

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Episode 1.7 - Little Chef

7th September 2016.   30 minutes.

In this episode Hayely and Ruth stop off at a Motorway Service Station on their way back from Edinburgh where they review the Little Chef menu as a work of...

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Episode 1.6 - More EdFringe

26th August 2016.   22 minutes.

With Hayley still AWOL in Edinburgh, Ruth introduces this episode from the Two Stars archive, in which Hayley and Ruth discuss EdFringe digs and the five star rating system.

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Susan Harrison (Hayley Danks)

Susan Harrison. Copyright: Anna Hull.Susan Harrison is an award winning character comedian, actor and improviser. Her solo show Creatures won the Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and she is part of the Olivier Award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

"A Perfomer with depth and range; able to read the audience with the precision of an old hand… a fantastic character comedian" - Chortle

Website   @sueharrison123

Gemma Arrowsmith (Ruth Goodchild)

Gemma Arrowsmith. Copyright: Idil Sukan.Gemma Arrowsmith is comedy writer/performer. She has most recently written for Tracey Ullman's Show, Newsjack and The Now Show. She has appeared in Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life and Vic Reeves' Ministry Of Curious Stuff.

Gemma is brilliaaaaaant!” - Paul Whitehouse

Website   @mmaarrow

Credits

Artwork: William Andrews.

Theme tune: Matt Lewsey and Amy Ashworth from Skiffle and the Piffles.