Category Archives: theatre

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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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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