Mojo: Opening Night Press Reviews and Images

After two and a half long weeks of previews, the press' reviews for Mojo are finally here!


Opening night seems to have gone superbly and reviews are flowing in from some of the West End's toughest critics.  We've summarised them for you below, as well as their awarded star rating.

"But in fact all but Grint, who is making his professional theatre debut but absolutely deserves to be in their company, have substantial stage experience, so the play isn't compromised." - **** from Mark Shenton, London Theatre

"...the show looks set to become a smash hit all over again, with a cast that includes Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame in his stage debut, the mesmerising Ben Whishaw, and Daniel Mays, an actor of compelling virtuosity who is at the top of his game here.” - **** from The Telegraph

You won't find much better ensemble acting than this, nor a play that so effectively punctures the pretensions of a hermetic gangland culture.” - **** from The Guardian

"Rupert Grint (Ron from the Harry Potter films) makes an assured stage debut as Sweets, a pill-popping, pill-dealing kid with a hollow confidence. His opening dialogue with Daniel Mays’s garrulous, sweaty Potts is played out at a beguilingly brisk comic pitch." - **** from The London Times

"Unmissable." - ***** from WhatsonStage

"As Sweets, Rupert Grint makes an impressive stage debut as sidekick’s sidekick..." - **** from TimeOut

"Rupert Grint thankfully cuts the mustard in his stage debut as Sweets. Vaguely reminiscent of Harry Potter’s Ron, but with more pills and swearing; gormless and always slightly wired. Grint is blessed with natural comic timing that cannot be taught – he is almost constantly on stage and manages humour even when he’s not saying anything." - BargainTheatreland

"Rupert Grint, making his stage debut, holds his own as drug-addled fool Sweets." - The London Evening Standard

More below:

The Express | The Arts Desk | Radio Times | Official London Theatre | The Daily Mail


Our congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

If you haven't seen it yet, tickets are still available here and our Mojo Christmas Giveaway (where you can win not one, not two but THREE tickets to see the show on Xmas Eve!) is here.

HQ images from the evening are available below:


Stage | Curtain Call | After Party

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Submitted by Corinne on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 00:33
First Stills of Rupert Grint in Mojo

As we complete the first week of previews, over at BroadwayWorld.com they have uploaded a gallery of high res on-stage pictures from Mojo, which can be seen here.

Tickets available here.
 
[Note warnings: Mojo is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards. Explicit language used throughout.]
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Submitted by Lauren on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:42
New Stills from Enemy of Man!

Two new images have today been released from Rupert's upcoming project, "Enemy of Man".


Although he's now starred in a couple of war-themed films, we can't help but feel that there's something distincly more mature about the direction of this movie.


Though information regarding the extent of Rupert's involvement is still tightly held, we do know that his character Rosse is a Scottish nobleman and close friend to Macbeth.

The director has said of the project, "I'm stripping back the dialogue and cranking up the action for this timeless tale of war, regicide, betrayal and ultimately revenge." - meaning these may not be the only shots we see of Rupert in action!

Starring alongside acclaimed actor Sean BeanEnemy of Man will begin filming in January next year, once Rupert finishes his current run on the West End for Mojo.

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Submitted by Claire on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 06:36
Happy Birthday Aubrey!

Our very lovely and incredibly dedicated music manager Aubrey (also known as Aub) is today celebrating her birthday!


Since the music section launched three years ago, Aubrey has helped to bring great new artists to the site including Rachael Gallman, Nick Wilson and, a particular favourite from earlier this month, Jaron Ferrer. Seriously, you gotta check Jaron out.

Aubrey (along with staffer Dove) also interviewed Rupert at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, round robining him about art, music and more. Check out their "Lightning Round" below:-

We're so lucky to have you, Aubrey - thank you for all you do! From all of the staff and fans at RG.net, have a wonderful day!! 

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Submitted by Claire on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 06:51
Trailer Released for "Charlie Countryman"

Fredrik Bond's feature length directorial debut, "Charlie Countryman," now has a full-length trailer online! Rupert Grint is featured in the film alongside Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo, for a well-rounded and interesting cast.

The film made its premiere at Sundance last January and has been making the festival rounds, with a November 8th, 2013 release date planned for the UK and November 15th, 2013 in limited release across the United States.

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Submitted by Aubrey on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 07:23
RupertGrint.net Exclusive: Cheetah Chrome talks The Beatles, The Making of The Dead Boys and Much, Much More!

If you are a follower of either our Twitter or Facebook, you might have caught a little event we were hosting today with Cheetah Chrome ahead of tomorrow's CBGB US release.



Cheetah was kind enough to take a little time out between promotions to answer fan questions (as well as some of our own!). 

Opening with what got him into music, Cheetah shared:

"When I saw The Beatles first perform on the Ed Sullivan Show that, you know, really inspired me to want to pick up a guitar....I've been influenced by so many people. You name it, Jimmy Page, Al Clemenson, Glen Buxton, The Stooges, Keith Richards - I could name guitarists all day who have influenced me!"

As for how he got the name "Cheetah"?:

"Cheetah was kind of a nickname...I was just going to go with Cheetah [period] and Stiv made me get a last name. I did cross-country for 6 months in high school. I didn't want to be on a team and I figured everyone left you alone if you were out running in the woods. The Chrome part Stiv came up with because he thought it sounded cool!"

And on underrated bands from his era:

"Two of my favourite bands from back then, who I would recommend to anyone, are The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Cockney Rebel. Those two bands were very unique for the time but their music has stood up and I listen to them, more than anyone, now."

Join us for the full video above, we hope you have as much fun watching as we did making it! Our utmost thanks go out to Cheetah for giving us an incredible insight into the life of one of Punk's undeniable legends.

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Submitted by Traci on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 16:12
Vulture's CBGB Interview with Rupert Grint: "You could really feel like we were punk."



Gearing up for this week's CBGB release, pop culture website Vulture have posted a great new interview with Rupert. 

First and foremost, he discusses his absence from popular social media website Twitter saying, "A lot of people have already said that I should give it a go, but I don't think I'd be very good at it! It's just not something ... I'm not great at any of those things, really. Maybe one day, though."

We did, however, manage to squeeze one tweet out of him during last year's CBGB set visit. See it here!

One of the hottest topics for the film is undeniably when Rupert, as Cheetah, drops trou during one scene:

And you didn't end up having to hide any butt tattoos, either, right? Tom Felton started a rumor during the promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that you guys were all going to get cast tattoos, à la The Fellowship of the Ring. I think it was something like lightning bolts on your left buttocks?
Oh, yeah. I kind of vaguely remember that. I'm still up for that. We were actually seriously thinking about it. It wasn't just a joke. There were loads of people that said, "We'll get them." To mark the end of an era, I guess. But it never actually happened in the end. If I did do it, they have cover-up makeup, right? I could cover it up if I had to? That would work.

As well as a beautiful comment on working with Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) again:

Did you feel any echoes of Ron and Snape in the scene where Cheetah first meets Hilly? Because you're being so polite and calling Alan Rickman sir ...
Yeah, I was kind of getting flashbacks. I love Alan. He's one of my favorites, and he was completely transformed. I was surprised when I saw him. He was just completely in that zone, as he was when he was Snape, when he was quite intimidating. And yeah, when I was doing that first scene, it was weird! I was getting flashbacks of when I was 11, because I kind of grew up with him, really, in a weird way, so he's been in my life for a long time. So it was kind of cool to see him out of that world and in a completely new environment.

Read the full interview here.

Be sure to stay tuned to RupertGrint.net, as we report from tonight's NYC premiere as well as hosting a Hangout On Air with the one and only Cheetah Chrome on Thursday!

[Thanks, Jennifer!]

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Submitted by Claire on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:23
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Countryman

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