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Rugby v the Performing Arts
Published: March 11th, 2021 by theatretrain

Rugby v the Performing Arts

I’m a big rugby fan – especially the internationals. I think most of us go tribal from time to time. You might think rugby has nothing to do with the performing arts but I beg to differ.   A rugby match has a playing time of 80 minutes and a break at half time. It’s played on a pitch by thirty […]

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Giant Oak
Published: March 4th, 2021 by theatretrain

Giant Oak

Last autumn I picked up an acorn from the local green. It went into an old jam jar with some kitchen roll and a touch of Miracle Grow. As spectacular as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ it started to grow within a few days. The roots it sent out were amazing and before long there was […]

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Overthinking
Published: February 25th, 2021 by theatretrain

Overthinking

Have you ever met a life complicator? Someone who takes something fairly straight forward and makes it massively more detailed than it needs to be. You know the type – you introduce an idea or a new concept and they want to know every little thing and how X fits with Y and then asks “Why […]

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I Want to be a Star
Published: February 18th, 2021 by theatretrain

I Want to be a Star

Secretly there might be a bit of wishful thinking in many of us. As they say ‘aim for the moon and you might hit the stars.’ I see no harm in thinking big and having ambition. But what is it about being a star that people are looking for? “That level of attention is a […]

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All is Clothed with White
Published: February 11th, 2021 by theatretrain

All is Clothed with White

And we had the winter snowfall. I bet most of us remember a childhood where one morning we looked out of the window and saw the world transformed. Different sounds, different sights; magical and in a way mysterious. I’m old enough to remember a winter where the snow and ice persisted for 3 months. Nothing […]

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