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Weekend Theatre: Road & The Lieutenant of Inishmore

I’ve had a bit of a theatre weekend, going over to Leeds on Friday night to see Jim Cartwright’s Road, and then to London on Saturday for the penultimate performance of The Lieutenant Of Inishmore. I’ve written a review of … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018

I’ve just had my annual visit up to Edinburgh to see some of the Fringe. I was going to write about every show I’d seen, but I managed to fit 22 shows in (plus an exhibition) and the idea of … Continue reading

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Tramlines at 10 years old

Sheffield’s ‘inner city music festival’ is 10 years old this year. What started as a relatively small affair on the city’s Devonshire Green has slowly grown in size. The initial idea was for it to be like the now discontinued … Continue reading

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Sheffield Theatres round-up

The last month has seen 3 excellent productions at Sheffield Theatres, which I’ve reviewed for The Stage and Exeunt. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Revival of Dale Wassermann’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s famous novel – never quite manages to … Continue reading

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Solo – A Star Wars Story

When word first appeared of a Star Wars film exploring the origins of a young Han Solo, the general consensus seemed to be…”why?”. For a start, only one person could ever play Han Solo, and that’s Harrison Ford. And, as … Continue reading

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The York Realist – Sheffield Crucible

I normally would have reviewed this for The Stage or Exeunt, but as both sites covered it during the play’s London run last month (The Stage’s review is here, Exeunt’s is here), I thought I’d write a quick review here … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Eyes (part 2…)

I did promise to give an update after my vitrectomy last month, but didn’t want to jinx my recovery! Anyway, all seems to have gone well, so here goes: After the operation, I was patched up (see the fetching picture … Continue reading

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