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.

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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We need to stop feeding the fear

It seems to me, that for the sake of our mental health, we need to stop talking endlessly about the coronavirus and associated subjects. I understand that there’s not a lot else happening at the moment but I think we … Continue reading

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Free of care and full of hope

Having sat through far too many painful, mostly amateur, versions of Shakespeare, Mirinda is not that keen on them. I was very much the same until I started going to The Globe regularly. I now seem to have learned the … Continue reading

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“I must buy a hat!”

A couple is having a ‘conversation’ about possibly, maybe having a baby. He seems sure but she is hesitant. There’s problems with bringing a child into this world and the impact even a single human being will have on the … Continue reading

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Dining with a hat

The Brasserie Restaurant in the Minerva Theatre opposite the Chichester Festival Theatre is incredibly efficient when it comes to serving food in time for their clients to get to their production on time. They are so efficient that sometimes your … Continue reading

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I’m not understanding the metaphor

Today was a Weasel Globe Outing. We were seeing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I was slightly concerned it would be a bit dreary after the extraordinary Emma Rice version of a few years ago. My fears were unnecessary. It was … Continue reading

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Putting your mother on the roof. Now that’s iconic.

Whenever we go to the theatre, I try and remember a line in order to use it as the title of the corresponding blog post. Usually there’s one really good one that stands out and I tend to be able … Continue reading

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Incomplete sentence

Reverend T Lawrence Shannon has his demons. They turn up every now and then and send him into a spiral. On the surface he isn’t a very nice man. He has a lot of faults but, deep down, masked by … Continue reading

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