Geez, how are we supposed to get anything done this weekend if Justin Bieber keeps leaking out more and more of his new single "Boyfriend"? One of the year's most anticipated pop singles, "Boyfriend" will finally be debuting in full next Monday the 26th, but in the meantime, we've gotten a couple of 10-15-second chunks, and now The Bieb has graced us with about 45 seconds of the (mostly instrumental) track. Our rough estimation has it that we've now heard 22.458% of the finished full-length song, though that still leaves room for a couple of surprises, like a human-beatbox breakdown, an Eddie Van Halen guitar solo, and of course, a dubstep drop or two. (We'd be foolish not to at least be prepared for the possibility of one or more of these—Justin wasn't born yesterday, you know.)

The more we hear, the more the "Wait (The Whipser Song)" and "Girlfriend" comps we've previously heard seem more or less on the money, but we've also manage to suss out some other formative parts of this song's DNA. There's the dying-alarm sounds of Usher's "U Don't Have to Call," the twinkly keyboards of Nas' "Hero," and a whole lot of intro elements borrowed from Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now." Of course, you'll notice something in common among the songs mentioned—they're all awesome, leading us to believe that "Boyfriend" has a pretty good shot of being awesome as well. Even if there ends up being no dubstep breakdown. (But there will be. Trust.)


A tale of passion and suspense

Kent and Sussex Courier, The February 17, 2012 | Caroline Read There's been much made of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth this year and with the renewed interest in his stories has come a new fascination with Victorian mysteries. TTC, Trinity's own theatre group, are adding their own twist to the celebrations with a version of The Woman In White, an atmospheric thriller by Dickens' friend and rival, Wilkie Collins.

A tale of intrigue and suspense, it's not to be confused with Susan Hill's The Woman In Black, which has recently made it to the big screen with Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role. It's not about things that go bump in the night; it's about something far more scary: human passion and deception.

Thought to have been one of the first mystery stories, it was originally serialised in 1859 when readers were just acquiring a lust for the detective-style stories that we still love today.

Sinister The young heiress Laura Fairlie is caught in a loveless marriage to the villainous Sir Percival Glyde, who - aided by his best friend, the sinister Count Fosco - has designs on her fortune. The net is tightening around her but Sir Percival Glyde has a secret, and Laura's friends must race against time to discover it before it's too late.

Could the enigmatic woman in white who haunts him hold the key to the mystery? By turns dramatic, poignant and moving - and with a healthy dose of comedy - this breathtaking play is guaranteed to transport you to a world of Victorian melodrama and intrigue.

Go! caught up with TTC stalwart Nicky Moreton, who, by day, mans the box office at Trinity and by night is assisting the play's director Caroline Elliott. in our site how many plays did shakespeare write

The story is quite a familiar one to a lot of people. How have you made The Woman In White your own? "We've got a bit of humour attached to it. There are one or two very humorous parts and it's quite tongue-in-cheek occasionally so we're having fun with it in that way. web site how many plays did shakespeare write

"Mr Fairlie, who's the old crotchety uncle in a wheelchair, is a funny character anyway. But then of course Count Fosco comes in as quite funny too. And we have added one or two surprises. We're trying to angle it with a bit of humour so it's not just a who- dunnit." Tell us about the cast.

"The main thing this time is we've got so many new people in it. We've got Francesca Murray-Fuentes who works at Trinity as our marketing assistant and this is the first thing she's done. And there's another girl called Elise Stewart who's playing the other lead and she's new to us. Plus we've got a couple of people who have only done one thing with us before.

"We've got much young talent that's just come in for the first time that it's really helpful; it's really nice. We think it's coming from King Lear - lots of people joined after Lear. There's a new interest in TTC." Have you seen any of the other versions of The Woman In White? "I saw the musical a few years ago with Michael Ball as Fosco, the Andrew Lloyd Webber version, but it wasn't particularly good and it wasn't a hit. It wasn't around for very long so that says a lot." learn their lines?!

"And getting the drama into it. It builds up in tension as you go along and keeps building until the end. It's hard to do that really without any of it dropping off. But it all starts with people learning their lines..." How long have you been rehearsing? "We were going to audition before Christmas but we didn't get round to it.

We didn't audition until well into January so it's a quick one for us really, especially with some cast members being new to this." How long have you been a member of TTC? "I joined the drama club before we ever took over Trinity in 1964. I've done lots of things for other groups in the past - TWODS and Kentainers - but I've always come back here. I perform as well but I'm getting too old now, I'm hanging up my boots!

"I haven't the foggiest idea how many plays I've been involved in, I can't even estimate!" So you must act as an experienced mentor for the newer cast members coming in? "I suppose so. They think I'm an old fogey!" And, finally, it's good times again for Trinity after a rocky period.

"Well yes, we hope so. We hope we're coming through it. It's taken a lot of work from a lot of people. The cinema screenings are doing particularly well and the children's theatre and comedy cafe. It's a good place to come and people are realising that again." Caroline Read Details Trinity, Tunbridge Wells.

February 28 to March 3 at 8pm (matinee Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm) Tickets Pounds 12.50 (Pounds 11.50) evenings, Pounds 7.50 matinees and Pounds 17.50 for two, opening night offer.

From 01892 678678 or Caroline Read