Monthly Archives: January 2005

Move over Peter Hall

I directed my first play in 2001 and found it fascinating, challenging, painful, fun, and very worthwhile. So why has it taken me four years to get around to it again? One possible explanation is that I was so completely … Continue reading

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‘Ave a Banana?

Whilst in London for a brief visit to Uncle Simon (Griggy) for the New Year, we went to see Alladin at the Hackney Empire. It was an excellent traditional panto with all the unmissable standard fare (like constant joke mispronunciations … Continue reading

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Lady Killers

Certain other people have suggested they have the cutest kids. So I throw down the gauntlet here with photos of Ben (below) and Jake. All they have to do now is learn to recite Byron (“God’s were created – and … Continue reading

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A Sinner Saved… for the Moment

As a newly converted and completely self-righteous non-smoker I was amazed to learn that until last month it was still legal for children to buy cigarettes in Belgium. It’s now illegal to sell cigarettes to under 16s, but so far … Continue reading

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The only sign in the village

The village featured in the BBC hit comedy programme Little Britain has urged the Welsh Assembly Government to come to its aid. Three signs in Llanddewi-Brefi in Ceredigion, home to Daffyd – “the only gay in the village” – have … Continue reading

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Mike Cockburn

Mike, co-founder (with Lynne) of TIE died as a result of cancer of the liver just after New Year. He was a charming and caring man, and a lot of people miss him very much. There ‘s no eulogy here, … Continue reading

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