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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946: Supreme

It seems like an age since I last saw what was undoubtedly my favourite show of 2016. Obviously the initial attraction had been the opportunity to see Adam onstage again, but after seeing over half of the Globe performances and following it around the UK on tour an equal number of times, I’d become rather […]

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Favourite performances of 2016

It almost goes without saying that over my nearly three hundred shows this year there have been some incredible performances on display – from actors I’ve seen in other productions, as well as my fair share of newbies. None fresher than new RADA graduates in their production of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Obviously you […]

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946: “Tickety-boo!”

Monday 25 July will be etched in my memory for a while. It was an incredibly bizarre day, but in the best way possible. That morning I almost applied to review 946, but decided not to, went out for a walk in the sunshine – then quite by chance got home just in time to […]

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Wonder Season: 946 Q&A session

Following the matinée performance on Sunday, the Globe’s artistic director Emma Rice, author Michael Morpurgo & many of the cast of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (the ones who don’t shower between performances, according to Mike Shepherd!) assembled on the stage for a Q&A session. Mike (artistic director at Kneehigh) started off proceedings […]

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