Monthly Archives: October 2018

Morgan & West: Magic for Kids, Derby Theatre

***** Magic is an uncertain theatrical form. You know that you are watching a trick – but in order for it to succeed, you have to believe it, even though you know it is a trick. Furthermore, the better a … Continue reading

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Suede – Wolverhampton Civic Hall 1/11/94

A young family prevented me from swooping into the Britpop explosion. Early Oasis, Pulp, and Blur all came and went. But I did catch Suede, although perhaps just a couple of months after their high- water mark. The good news … Continue reading

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If We Could Talk to the Animals

I am fascinated by means of communication which transcend our known understanding. Plato spoke of Universal Knowledge. Scientists wrestle with epigenetics – the transfer of knowledge from one generation to another, physicists ponder quantum physics, are there multi-universes? Is everything … Continue reading

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A Voyage for Madmen -Peter Nichols, book review

I was at junior school when this competition was raced, the name Robin Knox Johnson has endured ever since. At the time, it was marketed as one of the last tests of human endurance, a billing was heightened by the … Continue reading

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Abigail’s Party – Derby Theatre

Abigail’s Party – Derby Theatre **** I saw “Abigail’s Party” when it appeared on television in 1977, the year it was written, some forty one years ago, watching as a teenager. It received generous reviews. I loved it. I also … Continue reading

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Allan Jones – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down. A book review.

As a fifteen year old I did not anticipate that I would be reviewing professionally forty five years later. Newspaper journalism was tedious and dry, with the exception of Clive James. Popular music was both incredibly popular, and largely uncovered … Continue reading

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