Archive for previews

Spoiler: First Preview Clip of Damian O’Hare in “Hell on Wheels” Episode “Range War”

Posted in hell on wheels, previews, tv with tags , , , , , , , on 16 August, 2013 by ambarussa

Uh uh uh… there seems to be some disagreement about parentage and family between Messrs Ferguson and Toole! Watch the two locking horns before being interrupted by Cullen Bohannan, the  “only upstanding man in America”.

Courtesy Entertainment weekly

After hearing of Gregory’s passing, the honorable New York City copper heads West to do right and marry his brother’s widow and raise the child as his own. You can imagine Elam’s reaction. But why do that when we’ve got a sneak peek of it below.

Here some screencaps for you:


Damian O’Hare as Declan Toole in “Hell On Wheels”


Damian O’Hare as Declan Toole in “Hell On Wheels”


Elam Ferguson (Common), Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount), Mickey McGinnes (Phil Burke) and Damian O’Hare (Declan Toole) in “Hell On Wheels”


Common as Elam Ferguson and Damian O’Hare as Declan Toole in “Hell On Wheels”

Bring on Saturday!

Hatfields & McCoys: Theatrical Trailer

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, previews, tv with tags , , , , , on 25 April, 2012 by ambarussa

The teaser has been circulating on the web for weeks, but here’s now finally the theatrical trailer of “Hatfields & McCoys”.

And it’s yet another case of “Where is Damian?” – this was the Age of Beards and Hats; at least for me, it’s difficult to tell one guy from the other. I think the following screencaps show Damian O’Hare; just a wild guess based on Ellison Hatfield’s fate.

Ellison Hatfield was stabbed to death, just like this character. Is it Damian? We’ll know come 28th May.

New official trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Posted in movies, potc, potc 4, previews with tags , , , , , , , , on 21 March, 2011 by ambarussa

More mermaids, more zombies and a topless missionary. That movie really has something for everybody…

POTC 4: Extended Superbowl Trailer

Posted in movies, potc, potc 4, previews with tags , , , , , , , , on 7 February, 2011 by ambarussa

This is the extended version of the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” Superbowl trailer. Blackbeard! Mermaids! Zombies! Governor Swann’s wig!

And here are some general links – spoilerphobes, beware! Set Visit

/Film: Set Visit Set Visit / Video Blog Interview with Jerry Bruckheimer Interview with Terry Rossio

Behind the scenes of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

Posted in movies, potc, potc 4 with tags , , , , , , , , on 4 January, 2011 by ambarussa

With the premiere of POTC: OST “only” being five months away, news and spoilers are all over the place. It’s impossible for me to read everything, but I’ll try and keep up with major news.

“Disney Movie Surfers” have released a couple of “behind the scenes” videos of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” on youtube. Damian O’Hare can be seen as Lt. Gillette in the second one.




More news as it comes.

POTC 4: The first official trailer is online (and Damian O’Hare is in it!)

Posted in movies, potc, potc 4, previews, website with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13 December, 2010 by ambarussa

This promises to be great fun:

I’ve updated the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” gallery on the website and added a couple of screencaps from the trailer. As you can tell, Mr. Gillette got himself a new wig! (Yes, I’m aware that this information is not as exciting as mermaids.)

Just click the picture to get to the gallery:

“The Grapes of Wrath”: now at West Yorkshire Playhouse / Quarry Theatre

Posted in grapes of wrath, previews, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2 November, 2009 by ambarussa

“The Grapes of Wrath” are heading north, and you can see the production, featuring Christopher Timothy as Pa Joad, Sorcha Cusack as Ma Joad, Damian O’Hare as Tom Joad and Oliver Cotton as Jim Casy, from

3 – 14 November at the West Yorkshire Playhouse / Quarry Theatre in Leeds

Here’s a preview on the BBC

BBC – Leeds

and just in case you should still be undecided: here’s a preview video, including scenes from the play and interviews with director and actors.

Here’s a note from the theatre regarding the despatch of tickets:

Postal Strike

During the postal strike we’ll not be sending out any tickets for events that take place less than seven days in the future. Please collect your tickets at Box Office.

“The Grapes of Wrath”: win tickets for Repertory Theatre in Birmingham

Posted in grapes of wrath, previews, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 15 October, 2009 by ambarussa

You can still see “The Grapes of Wrath” at The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh until this Saturday. The next stop of the tour will then be


from 20 to 31 of October.

Locals will be happy to hear that


– if you can give the correct answer to the competition question. Just click the link above and tell them who wrote “The Grapes of Wrath”.

There’s also a preview in the

BIRMINGHAM POST (incl. interview with Christopher Timothy)

“(…) I heard that a few people have walked out in the interval, saying ‘I can’t take any more and I know it gets worse’. I think they meant the story and not the performances! (…)”


Damian O'Hare as Tom Joad and Oliver Cotton as Jim Casy in "The Grapes of Wrath".

“The Grapes of Wrath”: review(s) of performance at New Wimbledon Theatre

Posted in grapes of wrath, previews, reviews, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , on 5 October, 2009 by ambarussa

Here’s a first review of last weekend’s performances of “The Grapes of Wrath” at New Wimbledon Theatre. I’ll update this post if there should be more.


“(…) Despite being superbly acted by the large English Touring Theatre cast, under the direction of Jonathan Church, the three hours of unremitting misery which it entails as the sad story of the Joad family unfolds is heavy duty stuff. (…)”

“(…) Damian O’Hare hit the right mood as Tom Joad, fresh out of jail and looking for a new life. (…)”

Someone suggested to look for reviews on Twitter. I did, and looking for “Grapes of Wrath” was a hoot: students winging about being forced to read the book (grapes of wrath is rly booooorin”), metal bands on tour, banned books, other students complaining about the ending (grossest ending ever!!!)  – and even some reviews!

Looking for information on twitter is more fun than google, no doubt (I’m dying a slow wine inflicted death. Grapes of wrath.” \o/ ) .

“(…) Fairly intense. (…)”

(…) Very moving. (…)

(…) Funny to watch Brits do American Oklahoma accents! (…)

(…) In the interval of marvellous production of The Grapes of Wrath at Wimbledon… (…)

(…) v focused story (no subplot to spk of) & sad! Good acting, rain & set. (…)

(…) could be a bit shorter, but gave good feel of epic journey across USA &portrayed massive courage of family. Recommended! (…)

(…) (play) was ‘meh’. Not engaging enough for me to truly enjoy. Hammy acting. Slow and tired storytelling. (…)

As I don’t know the netiquette for linking to Twitter posts, there aren’t any source links here. Should you be the author of any of those quotes and want a link back to your twitter (or have the quote removed), please leave a note. Commenting on this one post is enabled.

Then are two previews for the performance at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh



and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth:



“The Grapes of Wrath”: Platform Event in Wimbledon and Previews

Posted in grapes of wrath, previews, theatre, website with tags , , , , , , , on 12 September, 2009 by ambarussa

“(…) Damian O’Hare gave an exceptional performance as Tom Joad, returning from prison to find his family life ravaged by the prolonged lack of rain – forced to leave his family again but pledging to preach the word that the poor must band together for their rights. (…)”

(Source: “A powerful compelling epic drama…”)


Damian O'Hare as Tom Joad and Christopher Timothy as Pa Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath". (c) CFT

As regulars of this blog and theatre buffs will know by now, “The Grapes of Wrath” will go on tour after its highly successful stint at Chichester Theatre Festival. The first dates are 1 – 3 October at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Those of you who bought (or will buy) tickets for the opening night and aren’t sufficiently depressed by the current state of economy yet will be happy to learn that the New Wimbledon will host a special event that night:

“(…) On the opening night performance on Thursday 1 October, New Wimbledon Theatre will also be holding an exclusive pre-show Platform Event: Recession vs. Depression at 6.30pm chaired by Artistic Director of the Chichester Festival Theatre and Director of The Grapes of Wrath Jonathan Church and internationally renowned business expert Allyson Stewart-Allen who will be discussing the economic elements creating the Dustbowl, how California today is facing similar conditions, the impact of economic imbalance on communities and the challenges of bringing a specifically American story to the British stage. There will also be a brief Q&A session. (…)”


You can find links to all tour dates in the sidebar of this blog; click on the venue you’re interested in and you’ll get directly to the “Grapes of Wrath” page of the respective theatre. Read the information carefully, many theatres offer concessions for members, students, under 18s, senior citizens, unemployed people etc. Also keep an eye on the local press; there’s always the chance of winning tickets.

By  now, previews for future dates are beginning to show up in the local papers:

What’s On: The Grapes of Wrath at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth

AllMedia Scotland: Christopher Timothy and Sorcha Cusack to appear in The Grapes of Wrath at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

And now for something completely different…

You might have noticed that the design of the website has changed, with a vertical navigation bar rather than a horizontal one. While I slightly altered some of the graphics, I kept the old-fashioned cartoonish “60s” touch of the original. I hope it will work for you guys.

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