Can I Help You?

Theatre company Playing ON celebrates its tenth anniversary this year; it was set up to provide a voice for the voiceless, producing pieces of new writing to tell the stories of the disenfranchised – and also running workshops that seek to engage its participants in the route to employment, or even start down the path […]

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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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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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End of 2017 report

With Sunny Afternoon officially off the radar (I’d kept Wimbledon in mind, but timing & prices sealed it), 2017 was set to revolve almost entirely around the Globe. There was also the tiny thing of my solo trip to New York to think about early on… Despite a slow, measured start, I upped the pace […]

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Favourite performances of 2017

This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times… So I’ve had incredible difficulty here. That was part of my reasoning as far as Mind the Advent 2017 was concerned; […]

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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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Miss Atomic Bomb

Sheep farmers, the army, a failing hotel & the nuclear science effort collide in the effortlessly fun (and brand new) musical Miss Atomic Bomb. Making its world première at the St James Theatre in Victoria, the show was co-written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick & Alex Jackson-Long and takes its inspiration from the atom bomb […]

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I am in paradise…

I’ve never really needed much of an excuse to gush over my Sunnies… So this time I suppose it’s a combination of reaching 30 visits to see the current cast, and it being near Valentine’s Day. My own love letter to the show! It did take me a while to ‘get over’ the original cast […]

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Sunny Afternoon: 2015 report

2015 was a pretty good year for me, on the whole – and a very Sunny one indeed! I have talked & talked about the astounding original cast (if you’ve not seen it all, there’s plenty to catch up on), so now it’s time for me to start harassing you with the brilliance of the […]

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Coming up in 2016…

As I’ve managed to accidentally fall in love with the second Sunny cast (oops), I’ll now be going to that more often than I’d initially anticipated… But that doesn’t mean I’ll be letting everything else fall by the wayside! There are a few things that I want to see more than once, but hopefully there’s […]

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