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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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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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The trouble with eyes…(part 1)

I’ve not blogged for a while, due to a number of reasons. So I thought this would be a good one to come back to, as it may help people in similar situations. A few weeks ago, I noticed my … Continue reading

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Happy birthday (and, erm, death day) William Shakespeare.

23rd April, as well as being St George’s Day,  marks William Shakespeare’s birthday (if records are correct) and also the day he died. To mark the occasion, I thought I’d remember some of the best Shakespeare adaptions I’ve seen. I’m … Continue reading

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