#MindTheBand (Queen): round-up

Well… When I planned this challenge week I thought I would have more time to prepare for it than I actually did! It has been really good to whack Queen on the mp3 player (almost exclusively) again, especially after a few days of stomping around to The Clash, and it was interesting to try and […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): Never Boring

Freddie Mercury’s solo work never quite hit the dizzying heights expected of the front man of all-conquering Queen (at the peak of their powers, commercially speaking, throughout the 80s) – not to mention one of the most revered rock singers and respected songwriters still in the business. Not to say that it was a total […]

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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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Bohemian Rhapsody

This post has been rather a long time coming… Many of you reading this will know me either for my usually quite forthright opinions about theatre, or my dedication (let’s say) to the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon. What you’ll be less aware of is that my first love was Queen. It goes back so far […]

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Day 2: Most wanted adaptations

I know I make quite a big deal about wanting to see absolutely brand new writing, and have the most exaggerated eye roll ready for the announcement of yet another adaptation of a film into a musical. But as this idea doesn’t seem to be running out of steam just yet, I thought I should […]

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