Out of 2020 – Into 2021

I’ve ummed and ahhed over doing this sort of post, but (now the end of January is in sight) I’ve finally decided that I might as well follow up my ‘favourite things‘ post with a bit of a round-up – and some kind of look forward. One thing that I did manage was to get […]

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Most popular posts of 2020

Against all odds, Mind the Blog managed to gather very nearly the same amount of hits in 2020 as it did in 2019 – considering the fact that theatres were only open for about a quarter of the year, and that I became too knackered to put many new posts out from the autumn onwards, […]

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#MindTheBand: round-up

  Thanks mostly to the phenomenon that is #TimsTwitterListeningParty, 2020 has definitely transitioned from being my year of gigs to a year of albums – and this recent challenge week definitely helped me to up my game again. Not only were two of my most anticipated albums (Queen + Adam Lambert and The Jaded Hearts […]

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#MindTheBand: Day-by-Day

  As I’m back working from home I thought there wasn’t a lot of point in doing a diary (unless something massive comes up I’m unlikely to be going out this week), so instead I’m putting together some daily lists of favourites and linking to whatever posts I manage to publish. Potentially less rambling than […]

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2020 mid-year update

  Against my usual penchant for starting off slowly and then steadily heading for entropy, I went straight in at the deep end this year: my first week back in London (& the first full week of the year) was set down as #MindTheMusicals 2020! That means, of course, I began my theatregoing year by […]

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Hurry up and wait…

One month ago today I was sat in a theatre for what I fully expected to be the last time for quite a while. SOLT had closed all of its theatres even as audiences were beginning to arrive; the United Kingdom government, when it eventually acknowledged we needed daily briefings, began doing them at any […]

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Coming up in 2020…

What I’d usually do here is say I’m aiming to be sensible again, but that clearly doesn’t work – at the most it lasts about one or two months and then anything goes… So I’ll just say that I’ll think carefully about my reviewing commitments, and then everything else can sort itself out organically. What […]

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