Category Archives: Stuff and Nonsense

Take It to the Limit


In last week’s post The Second-Trickiest Question to Ask a Writer I briefly pondered this question: does art have limits? There are no easy answers, perhaps no answers at all, and I wanted to savour it a while. Over the past week, … Continue reading

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Welcome, Elijah


 I hope you’ll forgive a slight detour from the usual blog today while I gush about my first grandchild. Elijah Edward was born on 16th March and weighed in at 5lb 3oz. Huge congratulations to proud mommy Cara and daddy … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pantos


Today’s blog is brought to you by Jane E. It was the best of pantos, it was the worst of pantos… Well, worst is a bit harsh. Let’s just say not my cup of Rosie Lee. Ever since I was … Continue reading

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Lee Mead at Leeds City Varieties


It’s OK, I live here… A couple of weeks ago Geri invited me to write a review for her blog. This week she’s has invited me to do it again, while she recuperates from illness. Mwah ha ha!! The Power! … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rocks Brum


Today I’m handing my blog over to best friend, editor, and fellow theatre fan, Jane. She and I spent the weekend in Birmingham. One of the things we did was go to the B’ham Hippodrome to see Chitty Chitty Bang … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations: Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show


This above all, to thine own self be true. Last week I saw two spectacular stage shows. Both of them came with baggage. Both of them met outrageous expectations with unabashed glee. I’ve seen a lot of Hamlets over the … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words


Hamlet:    Words, words, words Polonius:  What is the matter, my lord? Hamlet:     Between who? Polonius:  I mean, the matters that you read, my lord… HAMLET Act II, Sc ii I’m off to see Hamlet next week, so … Continue reading

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