Here Comes Hogmanay!

A New Year. A new start. Let go of the past, embrace the future. …Yeah, I’m not that kind of person. I like to think I do most of that every day (except letting go of the past – what happens if you like most of what’s already happened to you? I certainly do). That…

‘A Christmas Carol’

Despite the mayhem of the past month or so, there has still been some time for shows, starting with the most recent – ‘A Christmas Carol‘. Christopher Fairbank (who I genuinely didn’t know was still acting, so bonus) plays the shrivel money-grabber, Ebenezer Scrooge. I don’t know if it was because Christmas has been such…

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

…Wait, it’s Christmas already? Where did the time go? Where did I go? Why have I spent the last two days cleaning my flat so I can go home to a house that is snowed under with duplicates and triplicates of things, because the old Gunpowder store is going through a refurb? My last deadline…

‘Monkey Bars’

People don’t listen to children. That’s an hour long show in one sentence; I’ve saved you over a tenner. Children’s words through the mouths of adults is nothing revolutionary; it’s what you do with those words that should be. Monkey Bars wasn’t. Sadly, for some people it will be a revelation to realise that children…

‘Dragon’

Who was the clever person who didn’t read the sign correctly, which clearly stated: “1 hour 15 minutes. No interval” ? Who, instead, thought it said “1 hour 15 minutes. Interval” and thought she had missed how long the second half would be? So who, then, at what transpired to be ten minutes before the…