37 episodes

Resident critics Hayley Danks and Ruth Goodchild review everything... but they don't feel they actually have to see a film or play in order to review it. Improvised by Susan Harrison and Gemma Arrowsmith.

Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars Comedy.co.uk

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Resident critics Hayley Danks and Ruth Goodchild review everything... but they don't feel they actually have to see a film or play in order to review it. Improvised by Susan Harrison and Gemma Arrowsmith.

    Episode 4.3 - Vaccines and online theatre

    Episode 4.3 - Vaccines and online theatre

    Hayley and Ruth review the current selection of the Covid vaccines, while also finding time to cast a scathing eye over all online theatre.

    • 38 min
    Episode 4.2 - Lockdown

    Episode 4.2 - Lockdown

    Is it a global pandemic or is it actually a global, site specific, highly ambitious, multi media/theatre piece? Hayley & Ruth firmly believe it's the latter and proceed to review everything from the 'casting' to the 'writing' of the Covid response with their usual mixture of hypocrisy and idiocy.

    • 38 min
    Episode 4.1 - Brexit Revisited

    Episode 4.1 - Brexit Revisited

    It's four years since the podcast reviewed the EU Referendum and in this episode Hayley and Ruth discus Brexit, as always with varying degrees of accuracy. Also Hayley explains self-care and Ruth reminisces about her own childhood Brexit while reiterating her stance on therapy.

    • 35 min
    Episode 3.10 - Ruth Bratt as Jinny Glover

    Episode 3.10 - Ruth Bratt as Jinny Glover

    Hayley & Ruth interview the incredibly softly spoken author Jinny Glover. A woman so quiet that members of her own family question her existence... Guest starring Ruth Bratt (@ruthbratt). susanharrisoncharacters.com gemmaarrowsmith.com

    • 43 min
    Episode 3.9 - The Apprentice

    Episode 3.9 - The Apprentice

    Hayley & Ruth are at the National Theatre waiting to review some play or other. But while they wait, they respond to a listener request to review popular television programme The Apprentice.

    • 33 min
    Episode 3.8 - The Heatwave

    Episode 3.8 - The Heatwave

    Hayley and Ruth review the British heatwave. Despite uncomfortably high temperatures and melting train tracks, Hayley has had the time of her life during the heatwave, whereas Ruth refuses to wear anything other than wool. Oh and the pair also receive a pie in the post.

    Catch up with Susan's live dates here: https://susanharrisoncharacters.com/live-dates/ and listen to Gemma's climate change comedy No Planet B here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/no-planet-b/id1460398628.
    Theme music by Matt Lewesy and Amy Ashworth from Skiffle and the Piffles.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jenwens ,

A podcast not to be missed!

Listened to this for the first time the other day and I was very impressed! So funny and completely improvised - a very talented duo! I give this podcast 5 stars!

vvictorpang ,

Brilliantly Funny

Hayley and Ruth are making my morning commutes brighter. Brilliantly funny!

AuroraJellybean ,

Overheard on a park bench

Well, tbh, in the spirit of Two Stars I don’t even need to wait until the next podcast comes out before I give it 5stars! As an audient of one, I was held captive on a park bench for half an hour and (without as much as a by your leave!) treated to a breathtaking non-stop improv from this talented pair. Have a listen. It’s really quite good! 😂

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