Monthly Archives: September 2008

Launching Black Boxes

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Picture it: Borders on Oxford Street in London.  Rows of chairs full of expectant eyes, all turned towards a small desk, a display of books, a microphone.  Behind the desk, dressed in a perfect little black dress (couldn’t see the …

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Talking About Myself (again)

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Remember I was on ExpressFM the other night?  Well, for those of you who weren’t locked in their homes listening intently, here is the link so you can download it and listen to all I have to say at your …

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A Night at the Opera

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The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is a very special place. The theatre itself is absolutely beautiful in the way only “old world” European opera houses can be.  Yes, there’s Paris’ l’Opera, there’s La Fenice in Venice, Prague has …

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Of Poets and Punks

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Last night was The Bluechrome Poetry Reading in Camden Town’s Trinity Church.  These events are always worth going to, not only for the great poetry, but for the sense of community.  Ruth O’Callaghan is the grande dame of these evenings.  A …

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Oh to be by the Sea

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What a lovely town Portsmouth is.  There’s the famous spinnaker tower, all those outlet shops at Gunwharf Quays, famous old ships and seaside promenades: But there was more than that for me yesterday.  There was a large and busy Waterstones, …

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SH*T-M*X !!!

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It’s finally happening.  CurvingRoad’s production of the new play, SH*T-M*X, by the young new playwright, Leo Richardson, opens at the Trafalgar Studios in two weeks.  The box office is open  and, as they say, book now to avoid disappointment! SH*T-M*X …

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Here I Go Again

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With all the theatre hubbub going on lately, it’s easy for me to forget that there’s a little matter of a novel out there, still waiting to be spread around.  Despite the bits and bobs of pr we’ve done for …

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Sunday in the Park with 15,000 Women

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Yesterday, I took part in the Hyde Park segment of the Adidas Women’s 5k Challenge.  I’ve done this race twice before for different charities, but yesterday I ran it in support of cystic fibrosis research.  Believe me, I’m not a …

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Over So Soon

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My play’s workshop is over.  The week went by in an absolute flash.  The result? I went in thinking I had a good idea and a pretty good early draft, and came out with a play, complete with text, design …

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My Life in the Theatre

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I’m all about the theatre these days. As you may remember, I am Artistic Director of the arts charity, CurvingRoad which I first blogged about here .   Our new big production, the play “Sh*t-M*x” by the new playwright, Leo Richardson, started rehearsals …

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