End of 2019 report

Well, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? The less said about the political landscape the better, except for the fact that it’s probably given James Graham enough material to last a lifetime… I can’t help but wish that I had some play writing ability to lighten the load (and for my own catharsis)! Back […]

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#MindTheBard: round-up

Well then. I think it’s safe to say that this particular challenge week didn’t go according to plan! I did do a Shakespeare thing every day, to be fair, and this was the first challenge week to head outside of London for the last couple of shows – so that’s an achievement. I was on […]

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Day 2: “By your leave, wax…”

In our age of email, WhatsApp and recorded delivery post, we take the security of messages we send rather lightly. But have you ever considered the lengths people had to go to in the days before the envelope was introduced? Yes, this humble paper contraption only started to be used on a wide scale from […]

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Coming up in 2017…

Whilst obviously we all remain hopeful that this year isn’t going to be as bad as last year, it’s probably a good idea to distract ourselves with art and escape into Theatreland. And luckily it seems to be shaping up rather nicely! I already have quite a few nights booked up to keep you interested […]

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The Threepenny Opera

The latest production at the National Theatre, from artistic director Rufus Norris, is a new translation of Brecht & Weil’s classic The Threepenny Opera. Written by Simon Stephens, the story is transposed from the 19th to the 20th century, set in & around the East End of London in the build up to the new […]

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SeeAbility concert

On Sunday, a group of hugely talented people gathered in Richmond to perform at a concert raising money for a locally based charity, SeeAbility. In particular, they were raising awareness of a campaign called ‘Children in Focus‘. Did you know that a child with a disability is 28 times more likely to have some form […]

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Sunny Advent

In place of an actual advent calendar this year, I decided it would be fun to look through my memories of Sunny Afternoon so far and pick out some highlights to create a virtual advent calendar! Yes, my picture is terrible (I only had Paint to my disposal, OK?) but you get the idea. So […]

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Moments of ecstatic happiness

I’ve had a bit of time for last Wednesday’s events to sink in now, so thought I’d share a few of my favourite moments from the show itself with you. It really was such a wonderful night. I keep getting odd flashbacks and replaying bits in my mind! (So if my eyes glaze over and […]

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