Category Archives: drama

Correcting your elders

I seem to be making a habit of getting into unnecessarily determined discussions about apparently trivial issues. Both recent times have been with men who are quite a lot older than me and have led to me calling on the … Continue reading

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Catching the Benedict

My regular readers may be surprised to hear that I still have friends who say to me ‘Benedict who?’ Granted, these are friends who haven’t seen me much in a while. Anyway, since there are apparently still discerning people out … Continue reading

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Lowering your expectations

I know I run the risk of sounding very spoilt in this blog, but I wanted to write about one consequence of having seen some absolutely excellent shows over the last nineteen years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  It means … Continue reading

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Assessing that Jesus

Last night I saw the new Jesus Christ Superstar which is touring arenas around the UK. Ben Forster plays Jesus after being selected through a rather rushed series on ITV in the summer. Some have been critical of his acting … Continue reading

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Doing the maracujá

Sometimes you taste something and you just want more of it… While it’s difficult to know where to start talking about my recent holiday in Scotland, one part I definitely brought home with me (along with some Iona books, a … Continue reading

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Creating a myth

There are stories and ideas which resonate through centuries. In this third blog post considering the NT production of Frankenstein I will consider the way the story has gained mythic status, but also another idea in the play which could … Continue reading

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Creating a drama

Sometimes a piece of drama really captures your imagination.  In something of a departure for this blog, I think this will be the second part of a trilogy of posts following my viewing of the National Theatre Live Frankenstein (see … Continue reading

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