Monthly Archives: April 2013

Quadrophenia at Tamworth Assembly Rooms – The Pinch Interview

In the past few weeks, Garyswordz has had the opportunity to speak to Simon Quinn, Director of the forthcoming production of Quadrophenia playing at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Friday 24th and Sat 25th May, and Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mal Dewhirst, … Continue reading

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Bilston Voices, Metro Cafe, Church St, Bilston

Bilston Voices has had a weather interrupted start to the year with two of the four events snowed off. Thus a full house turned up in expectation, and relief , the show is back on the road. The pulling power … Continue reading

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Quadrophenia at Tamworth Assembly Rooms is previewed by poet and contributor Mal Dewhirst

Last week, Garyswordz had an opportunity to speak to Simon Quinn, Director of the forthcoming production of Quadrophenia plying at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Friday 24th and Sat 25th May. This week I interview Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mal Dewhirst, about … Continue reading

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Poetry Alight 6 at Lichfield Preview

“Poetry Alight” at the Spark Cafe Bar, 19 Tamworth St, Lichfield WS13 6JP Tuesday 14th May 2013, Arrive early , 7.30pm prompt start -10pm Free Entry , “A terrific evening of poetry” – Mal Dewhirst,Staffs Poet Laureate I am hugely … Continue reading

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Limehouse Lizzy Come to Tamworth Assembly Rooms

It is some thirty four years now since I caught Thin Lizzy live, at the Hammersmith Odeon in London ,on the Black Rose tour. Arguably they were at their creative zenith, with Live and Dangerous already established as one of … Continue reading

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Cosi Fan Tutte, English Touring Opera,Grand Theatre Wolverhampton

English Touring Opera made a return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre with two ambitious titles for Spring 2013; Cosi Fan Tutte, and Simon Boccanegra performed on successive nights, Monday night’s performance was of the former opera. The music for Cosi Fan … Continue reading

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Quadrophenia at Tamworth Assembly Rooms is previewed by Director Simon Quinn

With Quadrophenia only just over a month away now, playing at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Friday 24th and Sat 25th May, I spoke to Director Simon Quinn about his preparations. Q. What attracted you to Quadrophenia in the first place? … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Daisy, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This play is held in high regard by actors because of the challenge it offers in two regards. Firstly, the two lead characters age 25 years in 90 minutes, secondly, the play is performed as a three hander, further intensifying … Continue reading

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Boxed Set- Paul Francis

Paul is a retired teacher from Much Wenlock with a growing list of published credits. An accomplished and regular performer on the Midlands and Borders poetry circuit, his writing, and subject matter, is eclectic and diverse. Cross- fertilisation between cinema, … Continue reading

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Lawn Lore- Nadia Kingsley

Lawn Lore is a wonderful poetry pamphlet borne out of a brilliant idea. Nadia lives in the countryside in a rural idyll in Shropshire, but with imperfect grass on her lawn. One day she was moved to ask a friend … Continue reading

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