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Monthly Archives: November 2009


I’m often asked how often Actor/Managers get to act, so I’m tempted to list the highlights from 17 years. These are also the shows where the acting companies where as wonderful off-stage as on-stage. Lord Harpenden in WHILE THE SUN SHINES – the first BSC show, with a very special group of actors – Lucy [...]
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Our musical director, Jak Poore, has come up with the perfect title for a Vincent Van Gogh movie MY LEFT EAR
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A fabulous week in Guildford ended with another blazing performance on Saturday night – with a perfect audience who drank it up. This play is such an extraordinary story to perform. I’ve rarely encountered a role like Skellig: it just keeps surprising you: on Thursday I finally worked out how to say the final line [...]
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The first two reviews for GEORGE are in – with 5 stars from the all important Birmingham Mail and a rave in The Stage. Top marks for a wonderful cast! It was a big decision to commission a new adaptation for what has always been a very successful show – and so big congrats to [...]
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Couldn’t resist trying the November sea here in Worthing. Thank goodness Charlotte (Mum) from SKELLIG was there to hold my hand! And the good thing about swimming in an autumn sea, is that when you get out, the wind and rain don’t bother you Hoping I wake up tomorrow morning
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A review and a half

Georgia Brown is 8 years old. Here is her review of SKELLIG. She is clearly a talent to look out for in her own right! “Tuesday, 10th November was a very boring, dull day. School wasn’t brilliant, the sky was grey, even my appetite seemed to disappear as I watched the dreary rain pattering against [...]
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Three shows on the road – three of the comments we received last week. Well done all! HORRIBLE HISTORIESWith a highly talented cast and a production that packs so much information and energy into a delightful two hours, you can guarantee that you will leave the theatre in awe at what you have experienced.Lee Astbury [...]
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Sad news from the news

I heard today that Terry Grimley is leaving the Birmingham Post after many, many years as Arts Editor. This is a huge loss to the arts in the West Midlands. This once great newspaper, which had national status, is about to go weekly. There could hardly be a sadder tale told of how the mighty [...]
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The BSC is in that wonderful position again of having three excellent shows on the road. David Wood’s brand new adaptation of GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE opened this week in Horsham and went beautifully – a wonderful cast and crew doing a fabulous job – and the audiences loved it. Big congrats to the HORRIBLE HISTORIES [...]
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