Coming up in 2018…

Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! I’m starting as I hope to go on, and making sure I have the odd night off here & there – as much as I like being busy and seeing as much as possible, there were […]

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A Christmas Carol (Old Vic)

“God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay…” So the carol goes that rings out in Scrooge’s ears – and Matthew Warchus’ new production of the Dickens classic (adapted by Olivier Award winner Jack Thorne) follows in that vein, bringing “tidings of comfort and joy” in copious measures. It kicks off the new Old […]

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A Long Way From Home

Reuniting on a West End stage for the first time since their final performance in Sunny Afternoon in October 2015, Olivier Award winners John Dagleish and George Maguire played the first in a pair of concerts at Live at Zédel on Monday night (thanks to Just For Laughs Theatricals). Accompanied on the piano by another former Sunny […]

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Olivier Awards 2017

On Sunday I took on the biggest assignment of my theatre writing career yet, as I headed to the Royal Albert Hall for the most anticipated date in the London theatre calendar: the Olivier Awards. Thanks to BroadwayWorld UK I was given access to the red carpet and press room, to gauge guests’ feelings about […]

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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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Ranagri album launch

Last week, folk outfit Ranagri celebrated the launch of brand new album Voices, and kickstarted their tour, with a special gig at the iconic Old Queens Head in Islington. By & large the room was filled with loved ones & long-term fans (from all across the globe), but it was also an opportunity to garner […]

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Blood Harmonies

Due to popular demand, father & son team Steve & John Dagleish performed an extra Blood Harmonies gig on Tuesday night – and, thanks to Room One, I was a privileged member of the audience. The show was a folk-lover’s heaven. Steve is a musician by trade, so the set list was a clever interweaving […]

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