Category Archives: entertainment

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Crumbs from the High Table.

Let’s get one thing clear. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is without doubt, world class. The quality of its output is second to none and its pool of talent, well-chosen. Its record speaks for itself and anyone who says otherwise is … Continue reading

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62 quid!

On one hand, I’ve always been a great fan of the cinema/flicks/movies and on the other, like many of my age group, I stopped going quite a few years ago. The main reason I think was the fact that I … Continue reading

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Gets my Goat – Advertising

I’ve never been a big fan of advertising (gets my goat) and have always considered it ‘the real Big Brother’, ‘the eye in the sky’. I think, as the years have gone by my fears with the appearance of Facebook … Continue reading

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‘Skylight’ at The Loft Theatre Leamington Spa

Last night I spent a smashing evening at The Loft Theatre in Leamington watching ‘Skylight’ by David Hare. Although the subject matter, Middle-Class Angst, is not dear to my heart, it was a brilliantly acted and directed piece. For the … Continue reading

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A Funny Old Day…

MORNING. Just over a month ago I visited a recently taken over Stratford upon Avon Theatre & Entertainment establishment in an effort to find out about hire. Unfortunately, the very nice man on counter couldn’t help me as the person … Continue reading

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‘Tartuffe’ at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is Brilliant. Go see.

On Tuesday evening me and a buddy went to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (The Swan) to see ‘Tartuffe’ (The Hypocrite)…and boy, it turned out a fabulous evening. I haven’t laughed so much for a long time (it must have been … Continue reading

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Taken for a Ride at The Stratford Mop

I’ve suddenly realised that it’s that time of year again when Stratford-upon-Avon gets a day and a night’s relief from the traffic pollution and instead gets to breath in the all-the-fun-of-the-fair fumes of the Mop. All beefburgers and onion rings. … Continue reading

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Breaking News. Amanda Chalmers to leave as Editor of the Herald

For all my mickey-taking of the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald and its gossamer-like pages. For all my ‘hilarious’ comments about its constant and on-going unsuccessful search for News in the news-free zone that is Stratford-upon-Avon. For all my ‘jokes’ regarding possible headlines…’Man’s … Continue reading

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Seedy is Good

I’ve just been to have a look at the new (what would you call it), housing complex(?)  The almost ready buildings stand where the (appropriately) cattle market used to be and opposite Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Station and you know what? I … Continue reading

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The Art of Standing Still

The word on the street is that over the past few years tourist numbers to Stratford-upon-Avon have grown. If this is true I can only assume that the more visitors we get in Stratford then the less money they spend. … Continue reading

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