Mind the Advent 2018

This year I decided that I should celebrate all my favourite people, places & things from theatre in 2018 – as there has been a considerable amount going on! #MindtheAdvent Day 1: Looking back to my recent adventures on #MTBChallenge18! Including @TheWiderEarth, @oldvictheatre, #MistyThePlay & @The_Globe… https://t.co/qwBIfBuEiY pic.twitter.com/bSDPpNEaH5 — Mind the Blog (@Mind_the_Blog) December 1, […]

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Day 4: Throwback Thursday

As it’s Thursday today, the classic Twitter hashtag #tbt is out in full force – and I’ve got a little nostalgic, I have to say. Just for a bit of a change, I thought I’d go right back down memory lane and pick out some of my favourite moments of the past four years – […]

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Happy Idiot: “Having that fine line between the comedy and drama all the time”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover is perhaps best known for being banned for obscenity in the UK (and several other countries), until Penguin successfully managed to publish it in the early 60s. D.H. Lawrence’s novel quickly sold millions of copies, and since then it has spawned various screen, stage and radio adaptations – including Happy Idiot‘s parody […]

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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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Contactless

Contactless debuted as a 15-minute short play at Falling Pennies’ new writing showcase On The Night in June 2016, and writer Tom Hartwell has now extended it into a full-length play, which had a short run at Islington’s revamped Hen and Chickens recently. It tells stories of something that should be familiar to most Londoners: […]

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On The Night: Time & Place

Following on from their success in June, Falling Pennies last Sunday held another of their On The Night showcase events at the Arcola Theatre. Since ‘Second Chances‘ I’ve been lucky enough to see two full-length Falling Pennies productions, both written by the fantastic James Hartnell: Beetles From The West and Remedial Remedies. They have provided […]

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Remedial Remedies

After featuring in Falling Pennies’ first ‘On The Night‘ event in April, James Hartnell’s Remedial Remedies now has a short run Upstairs at the Gatehouse as a full-length production. Four schoolboys are on the verge of re-taking their English Literature exam, somewhat begrudgingly for all bar one, but as it starts to dawn on them […]

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