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Something New: The Nutcracker

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It is December, the month of all things sparkly, wintery, and fun. Christmas is just around the corner and that heralds the return of the popular Christmas themed ballet, The Nutcracker. This ballet isn’t strictly something new for me. I grew up Read more ›

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Something Old: The Savoy Hotel London

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Want to treat yourself or someone special? Need that extra bit of luxury in 2013? Maybe a trip to the Savoy Hotel would be for you. Savoy Place in London has had a long history of luxury.  It’s first incarnation was the Read more ›

Must See Web Weekly: Phantom Strings

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When played right the violin can be one of the most haunting and dynamic instruments, as showcased expertly throughout Gary Schyman’s score written for BioShock for example. This week’s ‘Web Weekly’ shows what happens when you take an iconic soundtrack Read more ›

Something Old: Britain’s 1980s Punk Comedy Revolution

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The legends of 1970′s British comedy had brought in record audience figures, but a new wave of comedy talent stemming from the Comedy Store in London was about to change the whole scene. Their influence on British comedy was to Read more ›

Something New: Murder on the Nile

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No I have not decided to try a bit of murder, I am of course referring to the legend that is Agatha Christie and to her well-loved story Murder on the Nile. Showing in the Gaiety Theatre between 29th October and 3rd November Read more ›

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Something Old: The Long Forgotten Music Hall

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Before television changed the face of entertainment, people throughout Britain would go to their local music hall. A music hall was a theatre featuring a variety of acts from magicians to comics, singers to dancers and anything in between. It Read more ›

Something Old: Britain’s Comedy Legends of the Woodstock Era

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Right now, in the UK and Ireland, comedy is doing a roaring trade. Comedians are performing in sold out arena tours, their DVDs and books are the bestsellers of every Christmas season and a swathe of sitcoms and studio shows Read more ›

Something New: Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner

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Slight spoiler altert on the story of Tristan und Isolde Once a year I make a point of going to an opera. If you have never been to one I would urge you to do so, as it will be nothing like Read more ›

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Something New: U-R-Hamlet

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Generally people who end up double jobbing tend to be significantly better at one job than the other, or indeed bad at both as they are spread too thin. However, in this year’s Absolute Fringe Festival, Conor Madden has very Read more ›

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