Favourite films 2019

A new one for Mind the Blog this year! Following Bohemian Rhapsody last autumn, I started paying more attention to cinema; it’s cheaper than theatre (especially with my work perks), I was interested in seeing the awards competition, and there seemed to be a lot of interesting stories being told. I learned quickly that there’s a […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): Diary

As this is slightly different to my previous challenge weeks, I thought that regular diary updates would be the best plan – so you can see how I’m keeping it Queen on a daily basis! Throughout the week I’ll be visiting as many key London locations from the band’s history, plus I’ll be sure to […]

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Elton John: Rocket Man Live!

Earlier this year saw the long-anticipated release of the “musical fantasy” Rocketman, a biopic with a difference that stars Taron Egerton as Elton John – plus a couple of weeks ago the man himself marked 29 years of sobriety. His own farewell tour is still ongoing, however Liquid Lunch Productions have come up with the […]

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EFF 2019: preview

After last year’s baptism of fire, I definitely learnt some lessons. Though some of my planning has been slightly last-minute again, I did at least recognise the need to dedicate a significant period of time to just sifting through all of the shows. Yes, I could just use the plentiful ‘top shows to see’ posts […]

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Rocketman

Superheroes and musicians seem to be the go-to subjects for films at the moment; after the success of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody over the winter, we now have Rocketman gracing the screens. Written by Lee Hall (best known for Billy Elliot and also responsible for the stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, amongst others) and directed […]

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Sounds of Refuge: album announced

After meeting in the rehearsal rooms for Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s play The Jungle, cast members John Falsetto (Okot) and Mohamed Sarrar (Omar) started composing music for the show. Now, alongside Ammar Haj Ahmad (Syrian actor & poet, who plays Safi), they are set to release a recording of their compositions entitled Sounds of Refuge – one […]

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