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 2016 report

If the Queen thought 1992 was an “annus horribilis”, then 2016 has taken it to a whole new level. Not only has politics gone horribly backwards, with Brexit & Trump, but there have been what feels like an unprecedented number of deaths of significant cultural icons & recognised personalities. Some of the most hard-hitting include […]

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Million Dollar Quartet

December 4, 1956 – Sun Records, Memphis. A seminal night in rock ‘n’ roll history, as Sun label boss Sam Phillips brings four of his greatest artists together to perform as one band: Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley. And that is the basis for the show Million Dollar Quartet, which […]

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2016 mid-year update

As we’re six months through the year, I thought it would be a good idea to check in and see how things are going. In January I set out a few shows that I really wanted to see, and made a few theatrical new year’s resolutions – how have I done so far? By 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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My first West End Live

West End Live has become one of the most hotly anticipated weekends for theatregoers everywhere. Two days of talent being showcased to thousands of people in a very broad audience. What’s not to like? Now I live in London I actually have the chance to go to events like this. So… Up I woke at […]

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Thank you for the days…

So Jessica, who runs the Sunny Afternoon Twitter fan page (and who I’ve only known properly for a few weeks), challenged me to go to every evening show of Sunny Afternoon in a week. Other than the hit to my bank balance, this didn’t appear to be a problem to me! And as I’d already […]

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They’re not like everybody else

I’ve recently celebrated my 30th visit to the Harold Pinter Theatre for Sunny Afternoon! So that got me to thinking… What new things have I been noticing on my multiple visits? Special day for me today: my 30th trip to @KinksMusical! — Debbie Gilpin (@Deborah_Deborah) January 23, 2015 If you’ve not seen the show before, […]

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The show must go on…

“At today’s performance, the role of John Smith will be played by Joe Bloggs.” A notice that has the potential to cause mixed emotions in theatregoers everywhere! It can be a bit disappointing if you’ve booked specifically to see a certain star – or exciting if the understudy is an actor you’ve enjoyed seeing perform […]

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