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Here you’ll find reviews and features on theatre, concerts, albums, and anything else that’s even tenuously related. When I first started this blog I had intended on it being somewhere for me to have extended rants on the irritating things people did across London, but once I wrote my first piece (of who knows how many) about Sunny Afternoon it became apparent that there would be many more theatre posts to come…

Each year I keep track of the shows I see, as well as introduce a new page for a particular focus for the year – so far this includes Shakespeare and puppets. For 2018 I’m covering as much Emma Rice as I possibly can!

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Missed The Boat: Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

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Photo credit: Steve Tanner

Well. Kneehigh and the Lyric Hammersmith have rather stolen my thunder on this one! As I’d planned all of these in advance, I decided I should stick to them – despite now being given the chance to correct my mistake of not knowing of Kneehigh when Dead Dog in a Suitcase was performed back in 2014… Listening to the live recording has well and truly whet my appetite; there’s a reasonable chance that the cast will differ this time around (though I’m hoping for some familiar faces), so I can say that I’m sad to have missed out on seeing particular people in these roles. Read more…