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West End is alive and Kicking
Published: November 29th, 2021 by theatretrain

West End is alive and Kicking

We took our 4-year-old daughter to see Frozen the musical. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane was buzzing with kids wearing Elsa outfits and there was a full house. We’d had these seats for two years so were excited to finally see the production. I struggle with a lot of Disney. There is something too cutsie […]

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Don’t read this unashamed book plug
Published: November 22nd, 2021 by theatretrain

Don’t read this unashamed book plug

Well, you are disobeying what I said so that’s good or these words would just lie here unvisited. There’s something a bit quirky in creative people. They tend to think in different and unusual ways. And that’s what I want to talk about this week. Over the years I have met many young people, and […]

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Giving and Getting
Published: November 15th, 2021 by theatretrain

Giving and Getting

When I was about 10, I had a birthday party. One of the boys at the party was called Jeffrey and I don’t know who it was that saw him but someone in my family watched him put his hand into a bowl containing the pineapple chunks and eat a fistful. Thereafter ‘Jeffery the pineapple […]

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The Final Trumpet
Published: November 8th, 2021 by theatretrain

The Final Trumpet

The first year I joined the National Youth Theatre I was lucky enough to be in two productions in London. One was a play called FUZZ about student protest. The other was Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed at the Roundhouse – then a cool play to perform but largely still a huge engine shed with tiered seats […]

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Theatre Is My Love
Published: October 25th, 2021 by theatretrain

Theatre Is My Love

The other day I was on a jury. Not in a court of law; this was an jury for an international online theatre festival for children and young people called Theatre is my Love!   How does that work? How can theatre work from other counties be interesting for anyone here? Well it turns out […]

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