Category Archive: Plays

View over the top of my book #16

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On Friday, BBC Cymru Wales held a writers’ forum in Cardiff to launch this year’s Wales Drama Award. In the past, I’ve tried my hand at writing sketches for the BBC Radio satirical… Continue reading

Presents and Absence

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…..and when I say presents, I mean this lovely bundle of books I got for my birthday on Thursday! I had a fabulous day and was treated to a surprise trip to Cardigan’s… Continue reading

Really Great Theatre Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas.

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I’m a reader, I watch a lot of films, I occasionally get to classical concerts and galleries and sometimes even the Opera, but I rarely get to see plays any more. Thanks to… Continue reading

Don’t put your daughter on the Facebook, Mrs Worthington

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Noël Coward is one of those people I’ve picked up a few facts about through osmosis, such as the song ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ (which is totally a rap), and a vague idea… Continue reading

The Most Perfect Place on the Planet to see ‘The Tempest’

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Before we discovered the closely guarded secret of the utterly fabulous perfection of Pembrokeshire, I thought we’d end up living somewhere in Cornwall. Both my husband and I (along with everybody else in… Continue reading

How to Traumatise your Children with High Culture: The Prequel

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Stuck for what to do with a pair of bickering brats on a wet afternoon in the school holidays, My Mum chanced upon a local Am Dram Society production of Othello in the… Continue reading

A Midsummer Night’s Murder

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British summertime would not be complete without the incessant rain and strawberries of Wimbledon, a sunburnt, wasp-stung trip to the seaside, and a picnic while watching your local amateur dramatic society murdering Shakespeare’s… Continue reading

Much Ado About Who?

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When David Tennant’s Doctor regenerated, my daughter and I clung to each other sobbing, our heads aching and eyes puffy from tears. After a while I did grow to love Matt Smith, but… Continue reading

Mr Bean as Romeo? You’re having a laugh!

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In my teens, I went to see Sean Bean and Niamh Cusack in Michael Bogdanov’s production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for the RSC. I was not familiar with Sean Bean at the time,… Continue reading

We hate it when our friends are successful

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I feel sorry for Brutus. OK, so maybe he did conspire against and murder his friend Caesar, paint his arms right up to his elbows in Caesar’s blood,  before sashaying into town, his… Continue reading