Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fringe benefits

As promised, I bring you news hot from the Edinburgh Fringe. On the plane up I heard a young girl excitedly telling her friend that “Apparently it’s like Bath only nicer!” “I can’t imagine how that could be” answered her … Continue reading

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Tales of the riverbank

There’s been much talk in Bath lately about bringing life back to the river bank. Well, on the bit of river where I live, one could safely say that all life is there already. And it’s not quite like the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Frolics

I’m off to the Edinburgh Festival this this week. My whole year’s theatre-going accomplished in four days!  With over 45,000 performances in 379 venues in the Fringe alone, the postman practically had to use a jemmy to get the programme … Continue reading

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Whicker’s World

I’m not a name dropper (moi?) but I did once appear on television with the late Alan Whicker. Natural Theatre was performing at Glasgow Mayfest in the guise of the Old Buggers, a spurious Morris dance team, complete with bells, … Continue reading

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Measles

As a designer for the theatre I’ve had to come up with some pretty wild creations over the years. My naked Queen Victoria with the British Empire outlined on her transparent crinoline skirt for a Socialist Workers’ Party rally at … Continue reading

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