Category Archives: Theatre Review

All hail Aphrodite

I’ve liked Natalie Dormer ever since I first saw her in Silk. In fact, with each thing I see her in my joy at watching her only increases. She was wonderful as Ann Boleyn in The Tudors and superb as … Continue reading

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Love Labour! Lost.

I do like a bit of alliteration. It reminds me of a story that Pete Parsons told me a while ago. When he was in little school, his teacher would call all the boys by just their surnames apart from … Continue reading

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Don’t let the gin do the driving

It’s very rare that we go up to the West End and see something truly terrible. When it happens it feels like time and money has been wasted on something that really should have a stamp of quality on it. … Continue reading

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Birthday

Last November Mirinda bought me a ticket to see The Importance of Being Earnest the opera. (She also bought herself a ticket) It was tonight. It was absolutely insane and delightfully mad. It was performed at the Barbican, a venue … Continue reading

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Call of the wild

At 4:13 this morning I was rudely wrenched from glorious sleep by a Yowie. Of course I know it wasn’t really a Yowie because they only live in Australia but whatever it was did a bloody good impression of one. … Continue reading

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A handbag?

A few months ago, Mirinda sent me a link to an ad for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest with David Suchet playing Lady Bracknell. This was an opportunity too good to miss. I bought a couple of … Continue reading

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Living in London

There’s something quite special about going to the theatre in the West End and getting a taxi home afterwards. None of that squeezing into disgusting Saturday night Tube trains then having to put up with the drunk run to Farnham … Continue reading

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Bad, immoral and crazy

Today was the first edition of the Talking Newspaper for 2014…although there’s been two week’s of papers. Subsequently, I had to prepare two editions of the printed paper. While this was very good for the amount of stories available to … Continue reading

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Live theatre, rocks

Tonight I was referred to as both an old fart and terribly negative and so, to combat these comments, I present the following: The things I loved about Jesus Christ Superstar at the O2 Arena Tim Minchin as Judas. He … Continue reading

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And throw me to the lesbians

The photo above is of the Electric Theatre in Guildford. The bit with the lights on is the newest bit, created to provide a foyer, ticket office, bar, toilets and other audience necessities. The big bit with the sign on … Continue reading

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