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Play It For Laughs, Part 2 #jeanpaulsartre

In part one, yesterday, I explained how I’d been awarded the part of Hoederer in Les Mains Sales, a 1948 Sartre play that explores questions of principle versus realpolitik, compromise versus conviction, there being no prizes for being before your … Continue reading

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Play It For Laughs #acting #french #jeanpaulsartre

Hugh of Hugh’s News and Views had Sally Cronin visit yesterday. Sal recounted her experience treading the boards at college and the disastrous ending. Check it out here, it’s worthy of investing your time. As happens, that reminded me of … 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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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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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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