Tag Archives: Natural Theatre

Long Live Lady M

My alter-ego Lady Margaret will be treading the boards again soon at a Christmas cabaret glorifying in the title ‘Lady Margaret’s Surgery’. Her Ladyship will be reclining on a fur lined troika or Russian sled (it’s amazing what the Natural … Continue reading

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Alien currency

You may not know this, but the currency of choice of the Natural Theatre’s Conehead Aliens as they invade Earthly streets and shopping centres, armed with somewhat skewed information about local culture and traditions, is the Bonio. How puzzled our … Continue reading

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Retirement notes

After forty five years I’m heading towards my last months at the amazing Natural Theatre Company. I’m down to a two day week now. Segueing towards retirement as I like to put it. Of course, they won’t be able to … Continue reading

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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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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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Hot stuff

The weather of late is just what you pray for if you are on holiday. Witness the jolly crowds of ice-cream glugging tourists thronging our streets. But for a working boy of a thespian bent such as myself, getting through … Continue reading

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Fantasy

A young chap from Latvia was outside the Natural Theatre headquarters in Widcombe earlier this week. He was taking a picture of our Flowerpot Man statue. This is a larger than life-size Bath stone carving of a man in a … Continue reading

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Lions

There has been a lot of debate lately about animals in circuses, so it was interesting to come across a website that only shows clips of lion tamers getting their comeuppance. Animal trainers always claim they are merely enhancing their … Continue reading

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Diplomatic bag

Actors from the Natural Theatre Company might find themselves performing in Russia shortly. Although still unconfirmed, we’ve been provisionally invited to appear in the British Ambassador’s garden in Moscow to celebrate the queen’s birthday. We’ve been to quite a few of these events … Continue reading

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Dogs

Whereas my normal stomping ground is Widcombe, another of Bath’s urban villages springs into life over the Bank Holiday weekend in the form of the Larkhall Festival. With its central car park turned into a village green, secret garden tours, … Continue reading

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