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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 2.4 - Reuben Bourgeois, Pantomime Director

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Published: 7th December 2017.   Length: 37 mins.   Size: 67.2mb

Just in time for Christmas, Hayley and Ruth journey to Norwich to see a production of Cinderella by legendary panto director Reuben Bourgeois (Alex Lynch, @AlexJRLynch) who explains how he is reinventing the pantomime without all that frivolous nonsense like 'fun'.

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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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Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars.

Episode 1.13 - Valentine's Day

13th February 2017.   29 minutes.

Hayley and Ruth discuss how best to spend Valentine's Day and also review some of Hayley's Valentine's cards.

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Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars.

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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Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars.

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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Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars.

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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Episode 1.5 - EdFringe

7th August 2016.   40 minutes.

With Hayley away in Edinburgh, in this episode we delve into the archives and listen to Hayley & Ruth's journey to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.

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Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars.

Episode 1.4 - Brexit

16th July 2016.   28 minutes.

In this episode, Hayley and Ruth review Britain's decision to leave the EU. With very little knowledge or understanding, they tackle the subjects of Brexit, our new Prime Minister and...

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Episode 1.3 - American Independence

4th July 2016.   28 minutes.

It's the 4th of July so in this episode Hayley & Ruth review American Independence (after Ruth has explained to Hayley what Independence Day is).

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Episode 1.1 - Summer Blockbusters

7th June 2016.   27 minutes.

In this first episode, Hayley and Ruth review all the summer blockbusters of 2016. In particular the Angry Birds movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mike and Dave Need Wedding...

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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.

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