Category Archives: Review

Reviews of anything I see that I feel deserves a review. TV, Film, Theatre, Opera, Dance, anything. Sometimes the review is glowing, sometimes gloomy, always honest.

Enter with gun and dead seagull

Amanda said it was the weirdest thing she’d ever seen live on stage. And, to be fair, it was not a traditional version of Chekhov’s The Seagull that we watched in the Strindberg Intimate Theatre tonight. However, as we left … Continue reading

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Grim faced Elinor

Tonight, I was sitting in one of our folding chairs, waiting for the Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Sense & Sensibility to begin, when I turned to Mirinda and suggested it was odd that we’d never seen anyone we knew … Continue reading

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Prepositions are very confusing

Seven tap dancing whirlwinds from seven different countries combined on the stage at the Södra Teatern tonight to present Caboom, a world of choreographed chaos that held us in awe. It came courtesy of the Sebastian Weber Dance Company and … Continue reading

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Step into the world

It is quite rare for us to attend an opening night at the theatre. In fact, I can’t remember the last time it happened. But that’s what we did tonight. At the Stockholm opera house, no less, we watched Sweeney … Continue reading

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Brothel keeper

Very many years ago, I read Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw. It’s an interesting play that highlights the hypocrisy of Victorian society. Shaw highlights the fact that women had to resort to prostitution because they couldn’t survive on … Continue reading

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Dick wore odd socks

Mirinda and I grew up with Enid Blyton. She with The Famous Five while I was more The Magic Faraway Tree. While there was a lot of a controversy over Blyton’s writing in the middle of the 20th century, with … Continue reading

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Bialystock and Bloom

I had a Talking Newspaper edition to record today so, for her last full day, Denise spent a lot of it fending for herself. She packed her cases with two loads of clean washing and took a walk into Farnham, … Continue reading

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When a raven is hoarse

Ages ago, we bought tickets to see the latest HandleBards all female production. This year Macbeth was given the unique HandleBards treatment. It’s my favourite Shakespeare play, so I was really looking forward to it. There was a bit of … Continue reading

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The importance of German sausage

Germany has introduced a scheme for getting people to get jabbed. For everyone who goes for a vaccination, they are giving away a Bratwurst sausage in a roll. The uptake has been astounding. And why not? If I was in … Continue reading

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Madness and the Russian Revolution

Today I decided to try something different for dinner. Having used the Syrian cookbook for the barbecue (not on it) on Saturday, I wanted to attempt one of the main courses. I went for fetteh makdous. Stuffed aubergine for the … Continue reading

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