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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Mind the Blog ‘on tour’ 2019

Even though I’ve become quite tired this year, and have tried to keep some sort of balance in there, I couldn’t resist nipping out of London every five minutes to see what was going on in theatres across the country. I even managed to start my 2019 theatregoing with a trip to Paris, courtesy of […]

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The Hired Man

Melvyn Bragg’s The Hired Man was introduced to the world as the first part of a trilogy of novels (preceding A Place in England and Kingdom Come); set in his native Cumbria, it was first published 50 years ago. In 1984 – 15 years after the novel’s publication – Bragg adapted it for the stage, with music […]

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