Author Archives: garylongden

Poems 2018

I am pleased that I have two poems included in the St Giles Hospice Charity Poem collection:   On the theme “makes life worthwhile” Much Ado About Nothing Fresh, crisp, laundered sheets, at the end of a tiring day. A … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon – Derby Theatre

**** Written by David Almond, and staged by Theatre Alibi, this is a one set, one hour, production. The opinion of adults is irrelevant to a children’s production. Jacob, aged five years, and Harry, aged seven, both theatre veterans, accompanied … Continue reading

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#MeToo Poetry Collection – Fairacre Press

  “Are you reviewing it?” she asked. “No, I feel awkward” I replied. #MeToo is a collection of poems written by women, about women’s experiences with men, carrying a powerful foreword by MP Jess Phillips. It is not an easy … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon – Derby Theatre, 22nd/23rd February, A Preview

  A hugely inventive but simple story by David Almond, but produced by Theatre Alibi. Behind the Arras will be there on Friday morning to review it. The plot? Some pretty odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street. There’s Mabel, … Continue reading

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The Dead Sea – Derby Theatre, 24th Feb, 4pm – A Preview

This weekend, actor, playwright and Theatrician, Louise White brings her one woman environmental show to Derby Theatre as part of a nationwide tour. What should we expect? In her website, Louise explains a little bit more about herself: http://www.louisewhitetheatrician.com/about   … Continue reading

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“Two” Derby Theatre – A preview

  Derby Theatre is putting on “Two”, by Jim Cartwright, between 2nd- 24th March. It is a play beloved of drama students and teachers, one play, two actors, fourteen characters. It is also a difficult show to pull of convincingly. … Continue reading

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The Wedding – Derby Theatre

**** This show is produced by the Gecko theatre company who specialise in physical theatre and whose director, Amit Lahav, has an international reputation in the form. I had tried to do some research beforehand, but uncovered precious little. Now, … Continue reading

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