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Manchester Pride

I’ve lived in Manchester for 10 years this coming December but I’ve never been to Pride.  For some reason I have always been away working on August Bank Holiday weekend, but not this year.  As the time approached and I realised it was unlikely I’d be working I decided to have a look into what …

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Summer Food Fest 2016

I’ve just finished a month long tour of the UK giving away just under 30,000 free samples of food.  I’ll just let that sink in for a moment…  It’s quite a lot of food, really.  The foodie event that I was hosting was called the Summer Food Fest and it happened in 9 different Hammerson …

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Bradford Festival 2016

What a wonderful weekend!  I was honoured to have been asked to come back to host the main stage of Bradford Festival for yet another year, a gig I never fail to enjoy and, seeing as over 100,000 people turn up, I think I’m not the only one.  This year was certainly no different with …

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Potentially my busiest month on record.  Coupled with the usual castings/auditions, trying to get down to Leicester to watch my beloved Tigers play, seeing my Mum and Grandma for Mothering Sunday and attending my weekly pub quiz, I’ve been terribly busy with work.  Which is, of course, great – I’m not whinging at all!  What …

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Panto is over for another year

Well, the dust has settled and we’ve all moved on, Jack & the Beanstalk is now just a happy memory.  It’s 2 weeks since I drove away from the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, with my car full of 9 weeks worth of stuff and my head full of 9 weeks worth of happy memories.  …

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Jack & the Beanstalk – 10 shows done…

Well, we’re open… and it’s SO much fun!  After a mildly stressful tech week (nothing new there – most tech weeks are very stressful!) our first performance was at 11am last Friday followed by a second show later that day at 7:30pm.  The audiences that day were nothing but positive in their praise for the …

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Panto in Bury St Edmunds!

Well, it’s been a while since my last major post (mainly down to working lots of gigs that I had to sign non-disclosure agreements for!) but now I’m back in the open and gearing right up to my next adventure – panto season!  This year is one of my favourites, too – Jack & the …

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Golden Square Christmas Lights 2015

I had the pleasure yesterday of hosting the Christmas Lights Switch On at Golden Square in Warrington, an event I last hosted back in 2009.  It’s always really good fun down there in the Old Market Square and the crowds never fail to make a lot of noise!  This year we were lucky enough to …

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Suffolk Summer Theatre – 8 weeks in…

Right, I’m now two thirds of my way through my contract but I’m about to go through the hardest week I’ll have here.  Out of Order has completed it’s two week run in Southwold and we’re off to Aldeburgh with it next week.  Then, a week tomorrow (Monday 24th), we open September Tide there.  First …

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Suffolk Summer Theatre – 5 weeks in…

Exhausted. Simply exhausted… but loving every minute! My first play, How The Other Half Loves has spent a week and a half in Southwold and half a week in Aldeburgh with just 7 performances left to go in the latter.  This time next week I will be frantically deleting all my lines from my memory …

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