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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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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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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“Stick that on the poster!”

Sunny Afternoon is now coming to its final end. And you know what? At this point I’m actually quite glad. Not in a vindictive “I can’t have it so no one can” kind of way (before anyone decides to misquote me), but because it’s been going in one venue or other for just over three […]

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Thinking outside the box

At the launch of the BBC’s latest TV talent show, Let It Shine, Gary Barlow claimed that “jukebox musicals have got predictable”. Barlow, most well known as being a part of Take That, is currently working on The Band – a musical using the group’s songs, but apparently not a piece of bio-theatre. No doubt […]

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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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“…a moment of dawn…”

Today’s the day Helen has named Doomsday, mk. 2: The Final Reckoning. Like everything this week, this day has come far too quickly… I can’t quite believe that there have been three shows since I last posted. It really doesn’t feel like I’ve been at the Harold Pinter Theatre for seven performances already this week […]

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