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Pantos Past

I have a chum who has loathed Christmas pantomimes ever since childhood. Me? I quite enjoy a good one, and as long as all the traditional elements are there: cross-dressing, slapstick, slightly dated pop songs and a generous splash of … Continue reading

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Oui, Patron! (part 1)

Ralph’s Comedy Festival Diary – Part 1 My window cleaner was in today. He said ’Can you write your name down because I’ve told my wife I clean the windows for a posh famous bloke and I can’t remember who … 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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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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Rude audiences

We are all used to the chatters and popcorn rattlers in the cinema. It comes with the territory. I remember my mum scolding wayward youths in our local flicks and pointing out, much to my embarrassment, what a well behaved … Continue reading

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