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La La? Nah Nah!

I love musicals so why didn’t I love La La Land?

Let me explain why I think musicals are one of the finest art forms. I love the way the story is enhanced and advanced through song and dance. Music and movement bypass the brain and go straight to the heart. They can give you a […]

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By |January 26th, 2017|Theatre, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Say You Want A Revolution?

It was the seventies by the time I got to London to join the sixties revolution, so it was the pretty much over. As a teenager, I had followed it enthusiastically from the sidelines.

I remember the excitement of The Beatles broadcasting All You Need Is Love live to the world, the thrill of student revolts […]

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By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Traverse the new Proscenium Arch?

You don’t see a play using a traverse stage for a ages and then two come along at once. But Yerma at the Young Vic and Unfaithful at Found111 reminded just how powerful it can be compared to the usual proscenium arch.

Just to remind you, a traverse stage runs the full width of the auditorium […]

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By |October 17th, 2016|Theatre, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl

For many actors, there’s a role they’ll always be remembered for no matter what else they do. Sean Connery as James Bond, Mark Rylance as Rooster Byron in Jerusalem, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien.

I suspect, when the day comes to present Sheridan Smith with her lifetime achievement BAFTA, her role as Fanny Brice in […]

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By |October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hugh Bonneville Triumphs At Chichester

When a public vote chooses Boaty McBoatface as the name for a polar exploration ship, it’s easy to agree with the main character in Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People (Chichester Festival Theatre) that the majority is ‘stupid’.

Dr Tomas Stockmann starts out believing the people will welcome his revelation that the town’s spa water is […]

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By |May 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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