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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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The rise of Jigsaw TV: This Is Us and Big Little Lies

Television used to be a pretty straightforward affair. Simple tales, told in a linear fashion, wrapped up with a happy ending. Then along came Lost, with its flashbacks, its flashforwards and its flash-sidwards. There’d been non-conventional story-telling devices used before, … Continue reading

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The Breakdown on SheffieldLive

I made one of my occasional appearances on SheffieldLive’s Breakdown show yesterday afternoon. It’s 2 hours worth of the best new alternative music, and it’s a really good listen (not just saying that because I’m on it, I genuinely listen … Continue reading

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A Passionate Woman – theatre review

Kay Mellor is probably best known for her successful TV shows, such as Band of Gold, Fat Friends and Playing The Field. However, in 1992 she also wrote A Passionate Woman for the stage (also turned into a TV show … Continue reading

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Album reviews: Allison Crutchfield & Mark Eitzel

This week’s album reviews I’ve written over on musicOMH.com are Allison Crutchfield and Mark Eitzel. Allison Crutchfield – Tourist In This Town Allison Crutchfield is the twin sister of Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, and she fronted her very own indie-pop … Continue reading

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Album reviews: Minor Victories & The Dears

There’s a couple of new album reviews over on musicOMH Minor Victories – Orchestral Variations Minor Victories are  an indie ‘supergroup’ consisting of Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Justin Lockey (Editors) and his brother James (of Hand Held Club). … Continue reading

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After Miss Julie – theatre

I went to the Moor Theatre Delicatessen earlier this week to see Day One’s debut production, Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie. A full review should be up over on Exeunt very soon, but here’s a few brief thoughts: I saw … Continue reading

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