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Barrie Masters -Eddie and the Hot Rods

As a young man I became accustomed to rock stars dying, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Ronnie Van Zandt ( the latter of whom I saw play live) most notably. It seemed distant, and there was … Continue reading

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The Lady Vanishes – Derby Theatre

  *** The play is synonymous with the 1938 British mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. The film itself was #based on the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. This … Continue reading

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Cabaret – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

***** Once in a while, a show catches you off guard, it surprises you, and delights you. This is such a show. Sumptuously staged, it veers from burlesque, to grotesque, from bright lights, to dark alleyways.   “Cabaret” is synonymous … Continue reading

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Too Petty – Flowerpot, Derby

The age of the tribute band is upon us. As the greats from the classic rock era grow old, infirm, or die, the demand for their music remains. No-one goes to a Beethoven concert, then complains that Beethoven wasn’t playing, … Continue reading

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Serendipity

I have flown on many occasions. The thrill now dulled by the snaking airport queues for check in, passport checks, security checks, and boarding checks, before being herded into seats so rigid and short of legroom, that there must be … Continue reading

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Jerusalem – Sutton Arts Theatre

**** “Fuck me, the committee have only gone and approved it!” “They didn’t mind that boring cunts would walk out?” “Nah, they can have a wank in the bogs for all I care” The above is an imagined exchange from … Continue reading

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Poems 2019

“And Its No Nay Never” An elegy upon the expiry of Opportunity , the veteran Mars explorer, 2003 – 2019 It is lonely One hundred and fifty three Million miles away Your friends at Toyota and Amazon But memories Yet … Continue reading

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