Tag Archives: stage

Tuning into Toto’s Africa (Rousse)

A full orchestra was tuning up from seats (rather than the stage) in the conference hall. I recognised the refrain: Toto’s Africa. The conductor was so enthusiastic that she was playing a clarinet herself, as well as leading the musicians. … Continue reading

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Busty buck-toothed singer charms folk festival audience (Rousse)

KT left her seat and took to the stage. Then the rest of the choir pushed out through the door to the right of me, poured down the main aisle and climbed the steps to line up behind the star … Continue reading

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Free panda performance at Edinburgh zoo (Rousse)

From the sitting room window of ourĀ  flat we could see the animal performance area at Edinburgh zoo next door. I was excited to watch workmen pasting up a huge panda banner to the right of the main stage. We … Continue reading

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A new campus romance (Rousse)

CQX was anxious to start the presentations, but I was still struggling to prevent the huge water cooler bottles from toppling over at the top of the staged auditorium. Eventually I took my seat and the event was underway. In … Continue reading

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Highland hotel murder mystery quiz mistaken for Dr Who rehearsal (Rousse)

We recognised the ghillie as the one from the Ardushiane Hotel. He had once asked on the last evening of a weekend trip to the Highlands whether we would be shooting the next day. At the time I had been … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett one-woman play ‘worst ever’ (Rousse)

EH, TPR and I were amongst the audience at a one-woman play by Samuel Beckett. International cellist US was the star of the show. She delivered her lines very quietly and – apart from those sitting very close to the … Continue reading

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Disgraced Labour MP leads theatre audience walk-out (Rousse)

As members of the audience left the show mid-performance GSX and I considered it legitimate to move closer to the stage and take a couple of vacated seats in the front row. The star of the show didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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