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A Pissedmas Carol

“Marley was dead, to begin with” – or had he just passed out from a night out on the Victorian lash? Shit-faced Showtime are here to help, with their very first Christmas show – a brand new musical version of the festive Dickens classic, rebranded as A Pissedmas Carol. Head over to Leicester Square Theatre […]

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White Christmas

“There’s no Christmas in the army!” But the festive season has well and truly arrived at the Dominion Theatre, where Leicester Curve’s production of White Christmas has transferred for a limited engagement this Christmas and New Year. Danny Mac & Dan Burton transfer with the show, reprising their roles as Bob Wallace & Phil Davis, […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): round-up

Well… When I planned this challenge week I thought I would have more time to prepare for it than I actually did! It has been really good to whack Queen on the mp3 player (almost exclusively) again, especially after a few days of stomping around to The Clash, and it was interesting to try and […]

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We Will Rock You

Imagine a world where all music is processed and sounds like it’s been spat out by an X Factor reject – instrument-playing bands are non-existent, and ‘real’ music is dead. That’s the premise of Ben Elton’s jukebox musical using the songs from Queen’s back catalogue, which has recently just kicked off a lengthy UK & […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): Never Boring

Freddie Mercury’s solo work never quite hit the dizzying heights expected of the front man of all-conquering Queen (at the peak of their powers, commercially speaking, throughout the 80s) – not to mention one of the most revered rock singers and respected songwriters still in the business. Not to say that it was a total […]

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Day 5: Greatest Flix

Back in November 1975, Queen made history when they debuted what is widely regarded as the first ‘proper’ music video on Top of the Pops. As they were back on the road (and also had no idea how they’d ‘perform’ the operatic section), they submitted a pre-recorded film for Bohemian Rhapsody to play in place of […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): Diary

As this is slightly different to my previous challenge weeks, I thought that regular diary updates would be the best plan – so you can see how I’m keeping it Queen on a daily basis! Throughout the week I’ll be visiting as many key London locations from the band’s history, plus I’ll be sure to […]

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