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Danish avant garde drama disappoints Manchester audiences (Rousse)

We’d heard that the play was set in a railway carriage so TPR thought that the best place to sit would be the back of the stage. KA and I soon put him right, arguing that we didn’t want to … Continue reading

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A reunion with Gandalf, Dumbledore, Beowulf, and Basil Fawlty (Rousse)

Gandalf and/or Dumbledore was dead. I saw them wheel his body into the hall on a trolley. The white sheet was meant to cover the entire corpse, but strands of long white hair could not be contained and peeked out … Continue reading

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Ronnie Corbett and Helen Mirren to star in Four weddings remake (Rousse)

I pulled myself through the yellow painted railings and dropped to the level below to join the queue for the reception. Our host JT was straight ahead of me, with his colleague and father-in-law GM just behind. The event itself … Continue reading

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A Shakespearean affair (Rousse)

It was the last night of our holiday and we really should have been packing. Instead my sister S and I were watching Richard III. This hybrid production was part-performed live on stage in Tudor dress, with additional scenes on … Continue reading

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Miniscule, muscular, olive-skinned actors (Rousse)

TPR and I were the only audience members at this bizarre performance. Apparently it had been playing to a packed house every night, and the only reason that it was so quiet today was that we had chosen to come … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens’ wife ponders the impracticalities of the Victorian sex scene (Rousse)

By now I had completely lost track of the characters in this Victorian melodrama. I was mixing up the real lives of the actors with those of the people that they portrayed. As Charles Dickens’ wife you’d think that I’d … Continue reading

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Duran Duran and a new TV detective drama (Rousse)

Simon le Bon and other Duran Duran band members milled around the set, but the real star of the new detective drama was RH. It was RH’s first performing role, and quite a departure from his day job as assistant … Continue reading

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