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In love with fairies

Emma’s mum and dad saw Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty when it was on in London and loved it so much that decided too take us to see it when can’t on your to High Wycombe. Now to be fair I don’t much…

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Stratford: it’s not just Shakespeare

I remember discovering when I first arrived in Oxfordshire that Stratford upon Avon was only about 45 minutes away and how I could visit it often… Shamefully that was getting on for 18 years ago, and it has taken until…

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Theatre Reimagined: The Odyssey

Tonight, Emma and I went to see Creation Theatre’s latest production, a co-production with The Factory. A startling original production of The Odyssey in the subterranean Norrington Room beneath Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford. We arrived at the bookshop itself early,…

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Celebratory Theatre

In the spirit of keeping the new job celebrations going this weekend we had some relaxation time down at my parents. We cracked open the Progressive bottle of champagne from two and a half years ago and which has been…

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On the sixth day of advent

~ Dave The Kitchen Fitter came to see us yesterday evening for a site visit. With our new kitchen just one week away, whilst Em went into work, I set to dismantling the kitchen and de-tiling the kitchen. I had…

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Time to Friend the Theatre

Last week I wrote about the threat to Creation Theatre Company. I don’t know why it took me so long but I have now paid up and become a friend, I may yet contribute more. It seems so that they…

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Save the Imagination (Your Theatre Needs You)

Creation’s future under threat By Chris Walker A SECOND summer of awful weather means the curtain could come down permanently on Oxfordshire’s largest theatre production company. The Creation Theatre Company, which specialises in outdoor shows, said this week that it…

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Much Ado About Something Or Other

Because Creation Theatre are such an imaginative and great company to go and watch, and because we are not going to get to move for a month or more now, Emma and I decided to go and spend some more…

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Bright Hopes: Animal Farm

After Saturday’s aborted trip to see Animal Farm on Saturday, I’ve been feeling somewhat at a loss for not having seen all of it. So, as Emma and I had this afternoon off work anyway to go and sign contracts…

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Bleak Future: Animal Farm

There comes a point in every summer when you weather watch. Last time I did this was for my outdoor concert. Today was for outdoor theatre. The day leading up to the evening was dismal; grey and wet, like all…

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Twists and Turns

1. Emma surprised me by arriving early on Saturday morning and we headed into Thame to get in some shopping for the weekend. Passing briefly through the market square we discover that there was a French market in town. We…

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What’s in a name?

Another month, and another VIP/Press Night, this time, possibly the last one that I will get an invite for now that I’m not arranging group tickets for the Wiley-Blackwell crew. I was a bit concerned about this one as the…

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Red skies behind Norman towers

This weekend was utterly, fantastically great! 🙂 My parent’s arrived on Friday night, and on Saturday we went for a walk with Barney dog at Stowe Landscape Gardens near Buckingham (one of the Capability Brown constructed estates – there’s also…

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