Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nuts

There was a documentary on television recently about an armed hijack of a suburban bus in Rio. It included an extended sequence filmed from a helicopter showing the city’s astonishing topography. The camera swooped down onto luxurious gated communities and … Continue reading

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Semi-retired

The Arts Council cuts came into operation for yours truly recently. Like several of my colleagues at Natural Theatre Company, I’m working one day less per week. By necessity, I am seeking alternative gainful employment, but until that comes to … Continue reading

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Bath Comedy Festival

Widcombe was alive and kicking last week, with much of the Bath Comedy Festival taking place within its hallowed borders. Flags and temporary hoardings gave the place a touch of the Edinburgh Fringe, and local hostelries reported a welcome surge … Continue reading

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Royal meetings

A colleague overheard the following Pinteresque exchange between two young men on the train recently. Expletives, of which there were many, omitted for family viewing. The pair were looking at a picture of the Queen. ‘Good old gel!’ ‘Yeah!’ ‘When … Continue reading

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