Author Archives: punctualsally

The Mountaintop – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Reading Rep Desara and Nuffield Southampton Theatres present The Mountaintop by Katori Hall directed by Roy Alexander Weise Curve Theatre, Leicester 13 – 17 November 2018 It is 3 April 1968, the … Continue reading

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Sensory time travel (and a recipe for challah)

It’s funny how a taste, a scent, a snatch of a song chorus can carry you back in time to a specific point in your life, often childhood. Not always a good place of course, however, I like to be positive … Continue reading

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Fly Half – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide  Fly Half written and performed by Gary Lagden Music composed and performed by Gareth Moulton Directed by Geoff Bullen Upstairs at the Western, 25 October 2018 Don’t let the simplicity and minimalism … Continue reading

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Calendar Girls The Musical – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers and The Schubert Organisation presents Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth Directed by Matt Ryan De Montfort Hall, Leicester 16 October – 20 … Continue reading

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Another royal wedding? Let them eat cake (and bread and soup)

May 2018: warm and sunny for Meghan and Harry’s wedding. October 2018: strangely warm, rather windy for Eugenie and Jack’s wedding. Two happy couples, but of slightly more practical interest to me, two wedding cakes. You might recall, H and M … Continue reading

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Joygernaut – review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews Joygernaut written and performed by Andy Craven-Griffiths Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester Joy – what is it good for? Most would likely agree the answer is ‘quite a lot’, and as we wade our … Continue reading

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Cilla The Musical – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Bill Kenright and Laurie Mansfield present Cilla The Musical by Jeff Pope Directed by Bill Kenwright Curve Theatre, Leicester 9 – 13 October Everyone loved Cilla Black, or at least felt they … Continue reading

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