Coming up in 2019…

Once again I start off with the intention of looking after myself more – it worked for a short while in 2018, but I very quickly slipped back into old habits… I have at least blocked out regular nights off for half of the year already, so fingers crossed I can stick to that. This […]

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Most popular posts of 2018

I’m always fascinated by the stats page here – in particular, which of my posts end up attracting the most hits! It definitely can take you by surprise at times. So, here are the top 15 most viewed posts from 2018… 15. Section 2 Teamed with No One Is Coming To Save You is Paper […]

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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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Favourite shows of 2018

As I ended up seeing more different shows than last year (and almost as many in total, thanks to some repeat visits), I decided enough was enough – it’s finally time to branch out from the weird top 12 idea. Beginning with a short list of around 40 (admittedly this doesn’t sound very short), I […]

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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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EFF 2018: diary

As you could see from my preview, I had a lot planned for my week in Edinburgh. And as it was my very first time heading up there in festival season, I thought it might be a good idea to keep a bit of a diary so you can see what a crazy mess I […]

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Thor and Loki

From the mind of Harry Blake (and created with House of Blakewell) comes the superhero musical you’ve been waiting for. Step aside, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, as the story of the legendary feuding gods is reimagined for the stage – where the coming of Ragnarok also means a time for ballads, tap dancing and […]

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Flies

Les Enfants Terribles (in association with Pins & Needles) return with a new show that will take you to the depths of one man’s insanity, in an hour of surreal and quirky theatre. Flies is at Pleasance 2 in Pleasance Courtyard for the remainder of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dennis has been suffering from pteronarcophobia (a […]

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Harry and Chris Save the World

The nation’s favourite comedy-jazz-rap duo (their words) are back in Edinburgh with more of their trademark musical comedy, playing at Just the Tonic at The Mash House all this month. They’ve known each other since school and have been gigging together for over 10 years, but their recent appearances on The Russell Howard Hour shot […]

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