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Suffolk Summer Theatre – the beginning…

This is a short and sweet post just to put you all in the picture about how my first season of Repertory Theatre is going.  I’ve always wanted to do rep and when the opportunity arose earlier this year I snapped it up.  Add in the fact that I’ll be spending the majority of my …

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End of an Era

It’s often hard to find the words to express yourself when you reach milestones in your life.  It could be a birth, a death, a marriage, anything life changing.  What’s happening to me isn’t quite as momentous as that but in professional terms it’s a very poignant day.  My agent of over 13 years is …

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Focus12 Charity Ball

Last Friday I had the pleasure of being the Master of Ceremonies at the Focus12 Charity Ball in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  Focus12 is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity  that I have helped raise money for before, some of you may remember me jumping out of a plane for them in 2011.  Anyway, this time …

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Beauty & the Beast – done & dusted

Another season in panto has now left me.  As usual I’ve been filled with the various emotions that grip me at this time of year; sadness at saying goodbye to some new friends, happiness at getting to go home, nervousness at what the new year might hold, contentment that it’s been another good production that …

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Beauty & the Beast 2014 – we’re open!

Panto season is underway.  One show is in the bag… and it was a corker. This week has been hard work.  Tech weeks are always a mixture of emotions; excitement at seeing the set, exhaustion from working consecutive 12½ hour days, enjoying wearing your costumes for the first time, boredom from hanging around for ages …

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Beauty & the Beast 2014 – rehearsals

It’s been quite a whirlwind start to my time in Tewkesbury for panto this season.  We’ve had 9 days of rehearsal and we’re about to go into Tech Week, the time when we start on stage and put all the technical aspects into the show such as lighting, costume, sets and props.  It’s been a …

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Turning on Bristol’s Christmas Lights

Well I had a lovely time last night hosting the Christmas Lights Switch On in Bristol.  It was all centred around our purpose built stage and rigging system (more on that in a bit) at Cabot Circus, the city’s main shopping location.  We had a show starting at 6pm with Bristol Cathedral Choir singing carols …

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My first Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament!

I am writing this a shell of the man I was but 3 days ago for this weekend I partook in my first ever Ultimate Frisbee Tournamant.  I cannot express to you fully just how much of a good time I have had learning the rules of the sport, understanding the ethics, the quirks and …

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Intu Charity 5-a-side day

On Sunday I travelled down to Hucknall Town Football Club near Nottingham to compere the innaugural intu Charity 5-a-side football tournament and family fun day.  Intu is (as I’m sure you already know) a company that owns and runs a number of shopping centres all across the UK.  I’ve actually worked in most of them …

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Emmerdale – 4th time’s a charm!

Today I finished filming my 4th character on the award winning ITV soap opera Emmerdale.  Each time I’ve been on the show it’s been better and more fun, this time was fantastic!  My first time on the show was in 2004 when I played a Policeman.  After that I was a vet called Glynn Walsh …

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