Tag Archives: set

Dinner party distractions (Rousse)

TPR interfered with my cooking arrangements so now all the plans for the dinner party had gone awry. He even let a plastic spatula melt in a saucepan. Meanwhile JLW wasn’t doing much better at setting the table for 16 … Continue reading

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Katie Price is a patchwork of plastic surgery (Rousse)

I joined Katie Price and Peter Mandelson as an extra on a film set in Edinburgh. Up close Katie Price looked terrible. Her face was a patchwork of plastic surgery and the reconstruction of her teeth barely disguised.

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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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Inspired by Bill Hicks (Rousse)

Part of the comedy challenge for the four performers was to include mention of audience members in their sets. Suddenly I was very popular. It wasn’t my contributions to I’m sorry I haven’t a clue that attracted the attention of … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney’s plastic surgeon (Rousse)

Paul McCartney came on set to check its authenticity. Meanwhile I checked his. He looked so incredibly young that I was almost tempted to ask him for the number of his plastic surgeon.

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Government treats UK rail infrastructure “like toy train set” (Rousse)

No wonder the railway system was in such disarray. Every time that a train needed to switch tracks, a team of men was called to lift the long lumps of metal into place by hand. The government was treating its … Continue reading

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Black M&S knickers laundered for the overworked academic (Rousse)

It was inevitable that I would eventually just give in to my workload and move onto campus. My new “home” was a small space at the end of a bench of computers in a noisy student lab: we had words … Continue reading

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