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Growing Pains
Published: August 9th, 2021 by theatretrain

Growing Pains

No one who saw it will forget Harry Enfield’s “Kevin the teenager” who was a polite, gentle, respectful, obedient boy right up to 12 midnight on the start of his 13th birthday. He immediately became  a ranting, rude, whinging whining hater of any adult decision. Asserting your independence is an important rite of passage in […]

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The Nation’s Village Hall
Published: July 28th, 2021 by theatretrain

The Nation’s Village Hall

Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Who, Davis Bowie, Adele and every major orchestra in the world. The Royal Albert Hall has seen them all. This iconic building is one of THE venues in the world for the performing arts. The history, the architecture and […]

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Working the Audience
Published: July 22nd, 2021 by theatretrain

Working the Audience

There’s a TV programme that I’m sure you have seen called The Voice. The hosts sit in elaborate red seats that face away from the singers. If they like what they hear they press a button and their chair revolves to face the singer. It shows they are interested in them. I mention all this […]

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What’s It All About
Published: July 15th, 2021 by theatretrain

What’s It All About

We’re on a journey – A journey of discovery To find new horizons, new places, new friends The journey is hard but the effort is worth it And what’s more exciting – this journey never ends. A couple of weeks ago I was singing the praises of our Musical Director – Robert Hyman. I could […]

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The Day I Was Part Of History
Published: July 8th, 2021 by theatretrain

The Day I Was Part Of History

For over 30 years I have been sharing and making theatre between Theatretrain and the Czech Republic. I didn’t know it on my first visit but I was destined to play a tiny part in Czech history. “We drove there in a school bus and van and had to pass through the Iron Curtain – […]

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