Monthly Archives: October 2015

Peter Pan – Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre, Lichfield Garrick

**** JM Barrie’s timeless children’s classic was an excellent choice for half term week in Lichfield. The libretto is unusually strong for a musical, and although the score is less familiar, it is instantly accessible, and works with the story, … Continue reading

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Blood Brothers- Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

An elite clutch of theatrical productions have a momentum of their own, selling out houses- because they do. Blood Brothers is one such production filling the Grand on a late autumnal Monday night. The audience was encouragingly mixed with a … Continue reading

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Mindgame – Sutton Arts Theatre

***** Author Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful multi- media writers around, writing books, TV series, films, and plays . His best known work includes the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider , and TV series … Continue reading

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The Hound of the Baskervilles- Lichfield Garrick, Studio Theatre,

The Fired Up Theatre Company are starting to define the word versatile. From the rock opera’s of The Wall and Quadrophenia, and the thriller-scape of The Fell Walker, they now tackle this traditional murder mystery classic. Much played in numerous … Continue reading

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Rhymes, Rock & Revolution- BBC3

I have been involved in performance poetry now for a decade as a perfomer, events organiser, reviewer, blogger, lister, Staffordshire Poet Laureate and audience member, although my interest in poetry as a form goes back to childhood. Despite its burgeoning, … Continue reading

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The Glenn Miller Story – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Glen Miller is a name that resonates amongst the second world war time generation. His music has endured to delight the generations that have followed. Born in 1904, Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in … Continue reading

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Midlands Poetry Choice – October 2015

For several years I produced a monthly poetry listing for the Midlands. It started out as a dozen or so events, then ballooned into upwards of two hundred in festival season, all with organisers, venue and admission details, and times, … Continue reading

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