I have two recommendations for theatre and cinema fans – see gripping thriller Strictly Murder, one of the best stage plays written by Brian Clemens, and get the video of that old classic film Casablanca!
Strictly Murder, which continues on tour until September after it’s last performances at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, today (April 8th), has a great plot and a wonderful cast.
Director Brian Clemens, son of Brian, and producer Patric Kearns have assembled an extremely talented cast in Brian Capron, Gary Turner, Corrine Wicks, Lara Lemon and Andrew Fettes.
Having a great plot and wonderful cast is always a winning formula as was the case with Casablanca, which starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.
It’s amazing in this age when film actors are paid millions that Casablanca remains one of the greatest ever films despite having such a low budget of under £840,000 back in 1942.
And it’s equally amazing that Bogart and Bergman seemed to have such chemistry in some iconic scenes because Bergman was two inches taller and it has been claimed that Bogart snubbed her off screen.
Well, that’s show business!
Humour is a great way to get a message across and, if you would like a good #laugh, then I suggest you look at couple of links below that should also entertain you.
First, I would like to mention that my husband Tony and I are trying to raise money for Children with Cancer UK by giving donations to them from the sales of our books – at specially reduced prices. My Mousey Mousey series for children, one of which went to No. 1 in it’s category in the Amazon Top 100 list, and Tony’s fantasy adventure The Secret Potion can be checked out on http://www.fantasyadventurebooks.com while Tony’s celebrity revelations book My Life With The Stars, featuring Elvis Presley, Joan Collins, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali and a host of other stars can be found on http://www.celebritiesconfessions.com
The first of the humorous links is on the MrTONYxFLOOD channel on You Tube which you can reach at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Gm79i0i3ydiYpxB64bgMw and if you look at WARNING ABOUT HARRY POTTER AND THE SECRET POTION after almost 3 minutes you can see my husband Tony being smoke-bombed, blown up and finally meeting an even more dreadful fate at my hands!
This shows how you can use #humour on short videos on You Tube to increase awareness about your books or the service you are offering.
There’s also some good humour, anecdotes and #celebrity #revelations in a short extract of Tony starring with former West End actor Alan Baker on TV programme When Variety was King, the direct link to which is http://youtu.be/YCOW9_GPKkc
12 Reasons Why Book Reviews Are Important and what they mean to the reading and writing community. Message from Tony Flood: These helpful reasons and pieces of advice include: More reviews get authors exposure to other book review sites, blogging communities, and book clubs. Another piece of good advice is to give a recommendation “If […]
by Tony Flood, author of crime thriller Triple Tease and celebrity book My Life With The Stars Whenever we feel sorry for ourselves we ought to reflect upon how lucky we are compared to the parents of Madeleine McCann or the #SAS hero who has been jailed for keeping a souvenir gun. Every day must […]