Henry V (The Barn Theatre)

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Following hot on the heels of the Globe’s summer production, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester also takes on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Henry V. Over the past few years ‘patriotism’ has become something of a watchword, appealing to the far right factions and leaving many […]

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End of 2018 report

Gone are the days of one show or one venue to rule them all! Obviously I will still happily make repeat visits to shows – or follow them around on tour – if I really enjoy them, but variety has very much been the spice of life in 2018. That covers venue as much as […]

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Mind the Blog ‘on tour’ 2018

I had such a good time travelling around for shows last year that I decided I should keep it up again this year. There may not be any international travel in there, but Mind the Blog has definitely covered a good proportion of Britain at least! With an incredible amount of irritation to be found […]

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We’ll Live and Die in These Towns

The Bhagavad-Gita from Hindu mythology and a working class rock band from Coventry sound about as disparate as you can get – but not if you’re playwright Geoff Thompson. His latest show, We’ll Live and Die in These Towns, blends the two together to create an original story, forming a musical that features songs from […]

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The Dog Beneath The Skin

Jermyn Street Theatre’s Scandal season comes to an end with a production of WH Auden and Christopher Isherwood’s 1930s play The Dog Beneath The Skin, produced in conjunction with Proud Haddock. Described as “part madcap misadventure, part piercing social satire”, the play is based on two earlier Auden plays (The Fronny and The Chase) and […]

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A Long Way From Home

Reuniting on a West End stage for the first time since their final performance in Sunny Afternoon in October 2015, Olivier Award winners John Dagleish and George Maguire played the first in a pair of concerts at Live at Zédel on Monday night (thanks to Just For Laughs Theatricals). Accompanied on the piano by another former Sunny […]

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“Stick that on the poster!”

Sunny Afternoon is now coming to its final end. And you know what? At this point I’m actually quite glad. Not in a vindictive “I can’t have it so no one can” kind of way (before anyone decides to misquote me), but because it’s been going in one venue or other for just over three […]

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