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Tonight we went to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to see Alan Ayckbourn’s 77th play (he’s written 78). It was written in 2013 and is called Arrivals and Departures. The last Ayckbourn play we saw was Neighbourhood Watch, his 75th play. … Continue reading

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Joy in the billiard room

According to Mirinda, Mansfield Park isn’t Jane Austen’s best book. It features a main character without a lot of faults. Actually, she has no faults if the adaptation we saw last night is anything to go by. And a main … 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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Passed his best before date

One of my favourite (for there were a few) roles was that of Norman in the brilliant Norman Conquests. I was very lucky to play Norman in all three. Most of the cast reprised the parts each year around Christmas … Continue reading

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Awful play

Took the puppies for a lovely walk at Frensham – a spot Mirinda discovered last week. Not so many people. They loved it. Then into Haslemere for the usual coffee and sandwich at Darnley’s. After soup (caldo verde) and bread … Continue reading

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Car and play

Went to Alton to sign financial papers for new car. Then to Guildford to see Sitting Pretty at Yvonne Arnaud. Some excellent performances but the play was pretty mediocre. Lots of laughs, though, and that’s what counts in the long … Continue reading

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Theatrical Coincidences

Last night we saw Charley’s Aunt at Woking and tonight we saw Nobody’s Perfect at Guildford. Eric Sykes was in the Aunt and was brilliant but…GASP…more theatrical coincidences! A few weeks ago we saw A Murder is Announced at Woking … Continue reading

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