Review of Pericles (LINKED) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole. A problem play (Shakespeare only wrote the second half) brought to life in a Four Star production.


Bobbie Gentry

My article on Bobbie Gentry is now online at the Toppermost website. (LINKED) There is way, way more to her than Ode To Billie Joe and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again. Check it out.

The first gig on Thea Gilmore’s November tour (LINKED) is reviewed, at Wimborne, Dorset. A powerful acoustic set, relying on excellent songs.

Thea Gilmore flier copy

Review of Simi Stone from The Attic at the Railway Inn, Winchester, 11th November, with Dan Whitehouse. Simi is known from The Duke & The King as well as her recent work with Natalie Merchant. Her music is “Catskills Motown” and she’s a great singer and performer. Catch the tour!


2015 Finalist certificate for Wuthering HeightsGarnet Oracle Classics graded reader.

Wuthering Heights award

Review of Harlequinade and All On Her Own (LINKED) by Terence Rattigan. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Branagh Company. With Zoe Wanamaker solo in All On Her Own, and a cast of 17 in Harlequinade. This is playing in repertory with The Winter’s Tale … SEE BELOW.


Review of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by The Kenneth Branagh Company,(FOLLOW LINK HERE) featuring Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. This review has been held back until after press night (November 7th), even though it’s entirely positive. We could only get tickets early in the run, they were full price and not marked “preview.” Directed by Kenneth Branagh. This is one of the major Shakespeare productions of 2015, playing in repertory with Harlequinade. I hate posting multiple reviews on one day, because earlier ones get far fewer “hits” … so do see Congreve’s LOVE FOR LOVE by the RSC below too!



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