Category Archives: Theatre

Spring silliness…

In my other life, I began working in stage management in the theatre. Got my Equity card for doing a season at Butlin’s Rep. Clacton – of which more another time. This particular gem comes from the Connaught Theatre, Worthing … Continue reading

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Teacher gets it right

Or ‘Teacher puts it right’. An unpleasant comment from an – older than me ha ha! – ex-fellow student, a postponed NHS appointment and a worrying email from an actor’s agent all conspired to dampen my spirits today. Then a … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, dear Will!

Dear Will – whether on not you wrote the plays, you have been a major influence on all of us who ever read painfully aloud from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at school or scratched furiously through an essay on ‘The … Continue reading

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Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day…

Struggling to find a pithy title for the post, this is what I came up with – only to realise it had been done before – by George and Ira Gershwin in ‘The Man I Love’ (Ella Fitzgerald’s wonderful version). … Continue reading

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I thought homework was a thing of the past….

“Have you done your homework?” The question I used to dread on a Sunday night before school. Art School homework was not so much of a chore as it meant, sometimes, sitting up all night surrounded by pencils, paintbrushes, charcoal, … Continue reading

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Pathways – take a look at a play in progress…

Click on the Pathways page – above – and let me know what you think. Some important issues are highlighted including care of the disabled and the way in which carers are treated – particularly those from overseas. Synopsis exists but … Continue reading

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Of pubs – and Covent Garden – and backstage – and first love….

I’ve just entered a new short story in a competition and for it delved into memories of very early days working backstage in London’s West End. I am actually old enough to remember the old Covent Garden when it was a fruit, … Continue reading

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