Out of 2021 – Into 2022

I’m slightly more ahead of the game this year than last year, as this is my official follow-up to my ‘favourite things‘, favourite digital shows & favourite in-person shows posts; a round-up of 2021 and a glance ahead to 2022. The main thing dominating the blog in 2021 was motivation – or lack thereof. It’s […]

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Favourite shows 2021 (digital)

Despite the fact that theatres were once again up and running for about half the year (varying from place to place), there was still a massive appetite for digital productions going into 2021. The digital revolution has been a great step forward for accessibility (I’m pleased to see that a few venues are committing to […]

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Most popular posts of 2021

Unsurprisingly, in terms of hits 2021 was the worst year on record – I don’t actually remember writing as much as I did, so I’m glad that you’re still reading the minimal output I provide! And despite the lack of motivation, I still managed to complete a couple of challenge weeks. I was obviously still […]

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Cabaret

“There was a cabaret, and there was a master of ceremonies. And there was a city called Berlin, in a country called Germany… And it was the end of the world.” The Kit Kat Club is the place to go if you want to leave your troubles behind; based on the past five years (at least), […]

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Cratchit

Marley was dead to begin with – and what of it? There’s still work to be done, and Bob Cratchit has to bear the brunt of his remaining master’s foul moods whilst remaining industrious. It’s little wonder he can’t always bring himself to smile, and no surprise that a crafty swig from a hip flask […]

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Stereophonics: Just Enough Education to Perform – 20th anniversary (Shepherd’s Bush Empire)

Stereophonics’ third album, Just Enough Education to Perform, was released on 11 April 2001 – and in August of the same year it found its way into my beginner’s CD collection. Therefore, when the announcement came that the band would be doing some relatively intimate shows in which they’d play the full album (an increasingly popular […]

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A Christmas Carol (Goblin Theatre)

Once you reach late November & early December, you don’t have to look far to find several adaptations of a certain Charles Dickens novella – the key is finding an original take on the story. That is certainly the case with Goblin Theatre’s version of A Christmas Carol; performed in the Baroque surroundings of the […]

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