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Bump it with a trumpet

I’ve seen a lot of musicals in my time (been in a few, too) but today I saw the best one ever. And not only that, I also saw the best performance in a musical ever. The musical was Gypsy, … Continue reading

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The driest Martini

When you ask for a dry vodka Martini in the American Bar at the Savoy, this is what you get. And it was the driest Martini I have ever had. Superb. The reason we were at the Savoy was because … Continue reading

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Gangs of New York City

Ages ago, we booked tickets to see West Side Story at Sadler’s Wells. It’s a restaging of the 1957 original production. The critics here have been raving about it. Saying such things as “…if you don’t see another musical this … Continue reading

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The Folly of Follies

Back in January 2012, I forced Dawn to see a not entirely professional production of Sondheim’s Passion. Tonight I dragged Mirinda along to the Yvonne Arnaud to see Follies performed by the same company. This was quite accidental. Although, for … Continue reading

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Thank you for the music

A little while ago, Mirinda and I watched the movie version of Mamma Mia in separate houses. We loved it so much that I went out and immediately bought tickets to see it on the West End. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Salad Days indeed

Back at the beginning of December, I noticed there were a lot of very positive reviews for a new production of Salad Days that was being performed at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. Way back, at the dawning of my … 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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Love conquers racism

Having booked my tickets for Australia, I organised with Mum to book some tickets to go to the Lyric Theatre and see South Pacific. Well, we both were very excited at the prospect. And then, today, finally, the day arrived … Continue reading

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Ships and songs

Today we had one of our London Days. It was a spur of the moment thing, organised last weekend. We’d searched for a musical to see, settling on Loserville, because we couldn’t get tickets to Cabaret. Our cultural attraction wound … Continue reading

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And all that jazz

It was rather frosty this morning as I waited on Farnham station for a train that only managed to let me down. Bloody engineering works! The trains into Waterloo today were awful. because there was engineering work in the Surbiton … Continue reading

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