Category Archives: theatre

Translating Heroes #theatre

I saw a film in 1985 called Letter To Brezhnev. It was fairly popular but I doubt it travelled widely. It told of a romance between a Liverpudlian woman and Russian sailor and I might have imagined there would be … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-three: 2022

We went to the theatre last week to see Middle at the National. As the name suggests, it’s the middle play of three. We missed the Beginning or the Start or the Commencement (I’ve not checked) which didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Week Nineteen: 2022

Theatre or cinema? Live or celluloid? I enjoy both but what separates one from the other is the quality of the enjoyment. And it might be the story, the acting, the setting or the company. And while I’ve been surprised … Continue reading

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Your Obedient Servant #Hamilton

Down the years, absorbing the raft of artistic culture available in London: theatre, music, exhibitions, spoken word, comedy – I’ve worked out what I enjoy and what I find rather meah. I don’t get dance. Ballet especially feels like I’m … Continue reading

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The Visit #theatrereview

I can’t remember the last play I saw with two intervals. Some Shakespeare thingy I expect. Not that I can justify two ice creams so we took a box of sliced mangoes that makes me wonder if I’ll ever nail … Continue reading

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Well… #theatrereview #thewelkin

I spent two days intermittently cold while one old boiler was replaced by another newer version. The gas fitter was local – from somewhere close to the Norfolk-Suffolk border. His accent was locally sourced too and easy on the ear. … Continue reading

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Seven Sisters #theatre #film #review

When I was a youngster you’d be hard pressed to find me reading what back in the sixties were considered ‘girls’ books. Mallory Towers, that sort of thing. And especially something like Little Women. I vaguely knew the plot but, … Continue reading

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Jellyfish – A Review and Thoughts On Differences #theatre #review #thoughtpiece

I am a product of my upbringing and environment and have lived through many changes in attitude and the acceptability of cultural memes and the understanding of how societal approaches can impact others adversely. Today there’s a storm around the … Continue reading

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A Veritable -Nys Up #theatre #review #rutherfordandson

The National Theatre has a glorious tradition of quality revivals of previously obscure, not to say, ‘lost’ dramas and giving them the full deep tissue reincarnation. This play, Rutherford and Son which I initially took to be a main stage … Continue reading

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Beetroot Drama

Pink. Good in the garden. Stereotyping in girls. Friday night at the National Theatre to see the female written, directed and acted Top Girls. Sunday lunch successfully introducing the joys of roast beetroot to my cousin’s 4 year old daughter. … Continue reading

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