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A Christmas Carol: It’s easy to see why this production has become an Old Vic tradition

By |2021-12-05T15:29:41+00:006 December 2021|

I love Christmas. But for the past several years, I have struggled to summon the Christmas cheer that used to kick in for me the day after Thanksgiving (or, after so many years in the UK, by 1 December at the latest).

The Choir of Man: Dedicated to the 2000 pubs closed during lockdown

By |2021-11-18T10:59:55+00:0017 November 2021|

Here's a sobering statistic: 2,000 pubs closed during lockdown. Lost forever. The scale of that loss really struck me when I heard performer and (brilliant) poet Ben Norris recite it during The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre. And, in fact, it's likely an underestimate.

John & Jen: Rachel Tucker is the only incentive musical theatre fans should need

By |2021-08-04T10:06:49+01:004 August 2021|

As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.
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