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Election 2010

So, I’m not what you’d call big on politics.  I mean, I care, and get very pissed off about the whole business, but I’m not what you’d call a believer.  I’m a wishy-washy liberal, which […]

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Midsummer Nights Dream

So, I’m sat at RADA on my lunch break, having just finished cutting colour for a production of Midsummer Nights Dream.  It’s a holiday job, in which RADA and the New York University join forces […]

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Coming soon…

So, something I’ve been planning for a while is a glossary of urban magic terminology.  Some of which is in the books, some of which isn’t, just to kinda put it out there and generally […]

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The 39 Steps

So!  I went to the theatre a few days ago, for the first time in ages.  The ironic thing about learning how to work in theatre, is that you never really have time to go […]

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Measure for Measure

So, it’s that time again, the end of one of those cycle of weeks in which the washing doesn’t get done and the flat gently declines into squalor and trousers get torn and you find […]

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A New English-Chinese Dictionary

So, I’ve been learning (with abject results) Mandarin, and to help me on my way I’ve been given a Chinese dictionary.  It was bought in a second hand book shop and judging by the copyright […]

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Pericles – What Happened Next

So, did I mention Pericles?  (Or Perididdles, as for some reason is has become known in the course of a technical period that I can only really describe as breathless.)  That thing I ended up […]

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Long Time…

So, once again, it’s been an age since I blogged. Here’s why…. RADA!  (Ate my life.)  We have been putting on a production of ‘Company’ by Stephen Sondheim which featured among its many lighting features… […]

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The Power of Yes

So, went to the theatre!  (For the first time in far too long… amazing how the process of learning about the theatre prevents you from ever having the time or money to go to the […]

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In Praise of… Hamlet

Okay, so as established, that Shakespeare dude knows his stuff.  In fact, as a writer, while there’s a lot of praise for him, it is intensely irritating to sit there listening to so many bloody […]

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Merry Christmas!

So it’s that silly time of year again.  Another solar cycle elapsed, another Christian-pagan-Western celebration thingy celebrated, ridiculous amounts of food eaten, presents unwrapped hurrah! and more silly TV watched than the mind can comfortably […]

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In Very Grudging Praise Of…

… Battlestar Galactica. Now! This entry will hopefully be brief, because I spent many, many months arguing with my editor about the merits or otherwise of the TV-remake of Battlestar Galactica that has graced screens […]

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