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“Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Romeo and Juliet” at The Globe – 03/04/24

It’s funny – when someone mentions a modern-day adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet”, a  lot of people my age will automatically think of the 1996 Baz Luhrmann version. I even saw it mentioned on Facebook just the other day. But … Continue reading

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“Love From Carmen” at Chickenshed – 07/03/24

First things first – happy birthday to Chickenshed! 50 years is an incredible time to be in operation in the arts world and especially so when you’re sticking unwaveringly to your principles of inclusivity and diversity. A quick glance at … Continue reading

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“Stranger Things: The First Shadow” at the Phoenix Theatre – 01/03/24

What to say about Stranger Things on stage that won’t constitute spoilers? And if I do spill any spoilers, will a shady government organisation come and make me disappear? It seems likely. What I can say is that the queuing … Continue reading

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“The Everywhere Bear” at Little Angel Theatre – 10/02/24

This is the second time I’ve been to see “The Everywhere Bear” so please forgive me if I repeat myself. I feel like I do that a lot anyway. The first time was during a particularly traumatic week in 2018 … Continue reading

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Natural History Museum and “My Neighbour Totoro” at the Barbican – 27/01/24

If you think that title is long, then let me assure you that the day that went with it was every bit as long. I’m still recovering from it now…or not, as the case may be. The Yorkshire Folk were … Continue reading

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“The Toymaker’s Child” at Chickenshed – 29/11/23

I know you’re always interested in a handy travel hack so let me share with you my route to Chickenshed today. I was in the office so decided to hop on the secret train from Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City, … Continue reading

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I Just Want to Tell You How I’m Feeling…..

Tired. But that’s not the main point of this post. In fact, there are a few things I want to tell you about but don’t worry, we’ll come back to the post title eventually. First though, let me tell you … Continue reading

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“The Tempest” at Unicorn Theatre – 23/09/23

  This is the second child-friendly production of The Tempest that Eva and I have seen this year so do forgive me if I in any way repeat myself . There are similarities but today’s show certainly had a few … Continue reading

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“Romeo and Juliet” by East London Shakespeare Festival – 22/07/23

Another week, another outdoor Shakespeare in the rain. Last week’s productions in Stratford-Upon-Avon did their best to rain on us and drown the actors’ voices out with howling winds but this week’s production really did bring on the tempest. We’re … Continue reading

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A Shakespearean Jaunt Part 2 – 16/07/23

My powers of self-control are as good as ever and I managed to ramble on for a thousand words about just one day in Stratford-Upon-Avon. So I cut it off and here’s your Part 2. I know…you’ve been on tenterhooks. … Continue reading

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