Category Archives: theatre

I’m Not Running #theatre #review

It’s a fine line to tread, as a playwright (or script writer generally), between penning a drama with a message and writing a polemic with ciphers and tropes galore. David Hare is, in my experience, a skilled craftperson who has … Continue reading

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Telling Tales #stories #nationaltheatre #review

I’ve been suffering with a tooth issue which recently has been bugging me. And as with most aches in my life it emanated from the school of the absurd. I damaged my tooth biting on a baked potato skin. The … Continue reading

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Pack Of Lies #theatre #review

When I was a child – in the 1960s – the world was a fairly easy to understand place. Food appeared without effort, Mum was tough, Dad fun, Brother horrid, Gran and Nana kind and chocolaty and our dog huge … Continue reading

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Listening To Another Allellujah! #theatre #review

I’m breathing hard. The hillside is a mass of tumbled rocks, like a set of ill-shaped marbles that some troll has just cast down the slope. If I could, I might hear the fall of water nearby, some rain swollen … Continue reading

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Killer Of An Evening #theatrereview #summerheat

Boy it’s hot enough to boil a monkey’s bum. So spake Monty Python’s Bruce. But so would spake all Londoners and indeed most Brits just now. What do you do if you are expiring through heat? You go and sit … Continue reading

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When Absolutes Are Anything But…. #review #theatre

I’ve been having a ‘mare with ordering theatre tickets recently. For our last two trips I seem to have managed to order five tickets for each performance. Ordering four might have some logic in that we might take one or … Continue reading

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Ugly lies the bone #theatre #review

Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own This saying, source unknown is a take on one from the 17th century and resonates today, in our image obsessed culture … Continue reading

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